Post-AcuteBeing 'Socially Frail' Comes With Health Risks for Older Adults
People who are physically frail have less physiological strength and a reduced biological ability to bounce back from illness or...
TelehealthMental Healthcare by Video Fills Gaps in Rural Nursing Homes
Patients don't have to travel to a clinic. They don't even have to get cleaned up and leave their bedrooms.
PharmaIRA-mandated Free Vax Could Save Seniors More Than $230M
As of January 1, vaccines are now free under Medicare Part D, and include vaccines for Tdap and shingles.
PayerWhy Do Politicians Weaponize Medicare? Because It Works
This time it's Democrats accusing Republicans of wanting to maim the very popular federal health program.
PharmaCMS Rolls Out 3 Medicare Drug Savings Models
The models were authorized under an executive order by President Joe Biden to 'complement' drug cost-savings provisions in the Inflation...
Post-AcuteNursing Home Owners Drained Cash During Pandemic While Residents Deteriorated
Some nursing home owners moved money from their facilities through corporate arrangements that are widespread, and legal, in every state.
Human ResourcesWave of Rural Nursing Home Closures Grows Amid Staffing Crunch
The lack of open nursing home beds is marooning some patients in hospitals for weeks while social workers seek placements.
PharmaFDA Rejects Fast-Track Approval of Eli Lilly's New Alzheimer's Drug
Regulators want more evidence that the pricey drug works.
PharmaWhat Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid
Seek treatment with antiviral therapy, which remains effective against new COVID variants.
TelehealthRural Seniors Benefit From Pandemic-Driven Remote Fitness Boom
Along with social isolation came the rapid introduction of remote access to everything from work to workouts.
TelehealthWill Your Smartphone Be the Next Doctor's Office?
Using smartphones as diagnostic tools is a work in progress.
InnovationSharp Memorial, West Health to Develop Best Practices for Senior Care
The two San Diego-based healthcare organizations have forged a three-year deal to develop an integrated care management plan for seniors,...