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Geriatric Care

Moving My Kicking-And-Screaming Elderly Parents 1,600 Miles To Be WIth Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Originally I was going to title this 'Kidnapping My Elderly Parents.' I was just desperate enough to try that if I couldn't get them to budge.

6 Lessons From a Gen Y Seeking Care for an Aging Grandparent

Kyle Hill | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Kyle Hill

We didn't know these people, and it was hard to identify the really good ones when all we had to go by was some text, a CV and a bathroom selfie.

Making a Difference by Making Mental Health and Geriatrics Care a National Priority

Robyn Stone | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

Aging Americans who have mental health needs are indeed an invisible group -- and they can use all the help we can give them.

Mushroom-Barley Soup and Other Red Flags

Stacey Gordon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

Mushroom-barley soup, a staple of my childhood, lovingly prepared by Grandma Mollie, was the most delicious soup I'd ever tasted. Grandma Mollie always got it just right, but this time, something was awry.

Aging Population Casts Light On Geriatrics Shortage

AP | By MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

PALATKA, Fla. -- In this sleepy, riverside town in northeast Florida, 86-year-old Betty Wills sees the advertisements of obstetricians and gynecologis...

Financial Costs of Caring for Your Parents

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

No wonder so many people caught in this situation have trouble paying their bills. If you are primary caregiver for parents or are supporting them financially, here are a few ideas that may help you keep your own finances on track.

What Would Really Improve Health Care

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Geriatrics is not just important to the health of millions of older patients; it is increasingly essential to the well-being of health care in the United States.

Does Dad Need a Nursing Home?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

One of the great blessings of my life is that my 91-year-old father. What if I were to think he's losing his ability to live independently but he doesn't agree with me? That's where gut-wrenching decisions often arise.

US News And World Report's Best Hospitals In America

US News And World Report | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

US News and World Report's list of Top American Hospitals. Browse Rankings by Specialty: * Cancer * Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders ...