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Aging and disability services
July 29, 2015
Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and ...
July 20, 2015
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars
Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day.
July 14, 2015
AP-NORC Poll: Many Californians unaware of caregiver program
Christine McCormack quit her job as a restaurant manager two years ago to care for her 88-year-old mother-in-law. While it ...
July 10, 2015
Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care
Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll ...
June 29, 2015
High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate
The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President ...
May 21, 2015
CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare
CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing ...
May 11, 2015
Elderly man with prostitute under bed loses housing subsidy
Authorities say a man living in a suburban Philadelphia assisted-living facility has lost his housing subsidy after officials ...
April 09, 2015
Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now ...
March 29, 2015
Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar
The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living ...
March 24, 2015
High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up
Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a ...
March 23, 2015
As patients face death, doctors push straight talk on care
Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an ...