Covid-19CVS and Walgreens Under Fire for Slow Pace of Vaccination in Nursing Homes
Across the country, some nursing home directors and healthcare officials say the partnership is actually hampering the vaccination process.
Covid-19Vaccination Disarray Leaves Seniors Confused About When They Can Get a Shot
Frustration and confusion are rampant as states and counties begin to offer vaccines to all seniors after giving them first...
Clinical CareIllinois Is First in the Nation to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors
Illinois recently became the first state to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors, even if they're in...
Clinical CareSeniors Face Crushing Drug Costs as Congress Stalls on Capping Medicare Out-Of-Pockets
The affordability problem is worsened by soaring list prices for many specialty drugs used to treat cancer and other serious...
Covid-19With Vaccine Delivery Imminent, Nursing Homes Must Make a Strong Pitch to Residents
Long-term care residents' participation in the fastest and most extensive vaccination effort in U.S. history is clouded by a significant...
Clinical CareAlzheimer's Inc.: Colleagues Question Scientist's Pricey Recipe Against Memory Loss
Colleagues are critical of Dale Bredesen, MD, who they claim is promoting a largely unproven and costly Alzheimer's regimen
Covid-19Hospitals Scramble to Prioritize Which Workers Are First for COVID Shots
A CDC advisory committee has recommended that top priority go to long-term care facilities and front-line healthcare workers.
Clinical CareWarning: Doc's Birthday May Be Hazardous to Your Health!
A UCLA-led study found that 30-day mortality rates are 23% higher for patients 65 and older who are treated on...
InnovationCMS Announces 'Geo' Model for Regional Value-Based Care
The voluntary Geographic Direct Contracting Model will create regional integrated relationships with providers and community organizations to address the needs...
Clinical Care'We Don't Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive': Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic
What it's like to stay alive as the virus charts its fatal course through a home for the elderly in...
Covid-19Nursing Homes Still See Dangerously Long Waits for COVID Test Results
Lags could have devastating consequences, because even one undetected infection can quietly but rapidly trigger a broad outbreak.
Covid-19Seniors Form COVID Pods to Ward Off Isolation This Winter
Older adults in all kinds of circumstances are similarly deliberating what to do as days and nights turn chilly and...