What can be done to improve the situation of people with dementia and their caregivers?
The prevalence of chronic diseases among older Americans continues to rise despite a reduction in some of the behaviors associated with developing such conditions, according to a new report.
The massive expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare had an unintended consequence in Illinois, leaving nursing homes in the lurch as the state sits on a mountain of unpaid bills.
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The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a notice of a security breach in protected health information kept on a laptop computer and flash drive of an employee of the state's Long Term Care ombudsman's office.
National Healthcare Corp. announced this week that it recently added four properties in Missouri as it expands operations in the state.
As the number of seniors with long-term service and support needs continues to grow, Medicare and Medicaid are seeking new ways to provide care and services more effectively and efficiently. One model, Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or...
Because long-term care providers lag behind hospitals and doctors in adoption of EHRs, the crucial exchange of information between acute and long-term care providers that supports more integrated care is lacking.
Every primary-care physician who cares for elderly patients faces hard decisions. But among the hardest of choices a doctor makes, especially with the sickest of the sick, involves long-term care.
Life support has been removed for Marlise Muņoz, the pregnant 33-year-old paramedic whose brain-death case fueled complex debates about medicine's role in the beginning and end of life. Life-sustaining measures were removed Sunday at 11:30 a.m CST, according to attorneys. The families will now...
The continuing failure to find effective ways to treat Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia has many experts warning that the current U.S. healthcare financing system is ill-equipped to handle the looming increase in the number of Americans with those conditions.
New findings are giving credence to the idea that superbugs, which resist the most powerful antibiotics, thrive just where the frailest people dwell: nursing homes.