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July 29, 2016
Coroner: Woman, 90, attacked by alligator near nursing home
A 90-year-old woman found dead in a South Carolina pond after disappearing from her assisted living home appears to have been ...
June 06, 2016
When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?
Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had ...
June 02, 2016
Ex-hospice head pleads guilty to Medicare, Medicaid fraud
A former head of a suburban hospice who was accused of using patients who weren't terminally ill to collect millions of ...
June 01, 2016
Fight over assisted-living home closure ends in $3.35M deal
Five elderly women who refused to leave their assisted-living home after its closure was announced will finally vacate as ...
June 01, 2016
Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care
Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack ...
May 27, 2016
Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman
The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman ...
May 16, 2016
In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion
Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this ...
May 10, 2016
Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging ...
April 04, 2016
New push to keep seniors in home, community-based programs
The federal government is pushing states to keep more low-income seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in ...
April 02, 2016
Man sentenced to death for killing 9 in China nursing home
A man who killed nine people and injured nine others in a Chinese nursing home has been sentenced to death, the official ...
March 30, 2016
Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement ...
March 04, 2016
The Latest: Many of same drugs found in Brown, Houston cases
The Latest on the death and autopsy report of Bobbi Kristina Brown. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A comparison of autopsy ...