Clinical CareWhat Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead with Elective Procedures
To feel comfortable, patients need to take stock of the precautions providers are taking.
Clinical CareWhen a Doctor No Longer Accepts Medicare, Patients Left Holding the Bag
Many primary care doctors have argued that Medicare doesn't reimburse them adequately and requires too much paperwork.
Covid-19'No Intubation': Seniors Fearful of COVID-19 are Changing Their Living Wills
For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol, representing a terrifying...
Clinical CareMore Than Half of Seniors Report Coronavirus-related Care Disruption
A survey of more than 1,000 elderly adults found that 39% canceled or delayed non-essential medical treatment, 32% cancelled primary...
Clinical CareSeniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say
If early signs of COVID-19 are missed, seniors may deteriorate before getting needed care.
Clinical CareCoronavirus Patients Caught In Conflict Between Hospital And Nursing Homes
Hospitals need to clear out patients who no longer need acute care. Nursing homes don't want to take discharged patients...
Clinical CareDartmouth-Hitchcock Launches $4.5M Geriatric Emergency Department Initiative for Rural Patients
The primary goal of the project is to keep most geriatric patients at rural hospitals through telemedicine rather than transferring...
Clinical CareNursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities
More than two million people living in long-term care settings in the U.S. may be at heightened risk because of...
Clinical CareSeniors Often Face New Disabilities After Hospital Discharge
Research suggests that these new disabilities can lead to readmissions, placement in a nursing home, and continued declines in patients'...
Clinical CareMandatory Testing Shows Cognitive Deficits in Late-Career Clinicians
About 13% show problems likely to impair their ability to practice medicine.
Clinical CareIHI Looks to Expand 'Age-Friendly' Health Systems
An age-friendly health system uses an evidence-based framework called the 4Ms to improve outcomes, shorten hospital stays, and meet the...
Clinical CareHome Health Market to Expand, Staffing Obstacles Remain
Over 61% of respondents said staffing is the biggest problem facing their organization.