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'Alzheimer’s Tsunami’ Alongside Medicaid Cuts Leaves Dementia Patients With Vanishing Options
Many caregivers worry about affording nursing home care for patients if Medicaid funding continues to tighten in Iowa.
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Persons With Dementia Deserve A Better Trained Health Workforce
Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Co-authored by Sandra Swantek, MD, associate professor and director of geriatric psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center
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The Florida Nursing Home Disaster Could Have Happened Almost Anywhere
Many of America’s nursing homes are unprepared for catastrophes like Hurricane Irma.
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The Average Cost Of Care After A Dementia Diagnosis Is Over $300,000
By Carolyn Crist, Reuters
And families will pay 70 percent of that amount.
Nursing Home Abuse Is The Health Care Story You Should be Following
Remington A. Gregg
Last month, the federal government signaled its intention to roll back protections critical to the health, safety and welfare
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Real Health Care Fixes
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
An emphasis is being made on healthy aging.
Fighting The GOP War Against Social Security Is A Relentless Game Of Whack-A-Mole
President, Social Security Works
Conservatives have sought to end Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from the moment the programs were signed into law
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Republican Legislation Would Devastate Home Care
Home Care Fair Pay Campaign Coordinator for the National Emplo...
If Medicaid is cut, as proposed in the bills, between 305,000 and 713,000 home care workers will lose their jobs.
Message From Congress: Don’t Get Old!
Executive Director at Justice in Aging
Congress’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has a clear message for the American people: If you
Saying Trumpcare Will Kill Americans Isn’t Partisan. It’s True.
Research Director, Social Security Works
Trumpcare could kill at least 200,000 Americans over the next decade.
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New CBO Score Confirms: Trumpcare Kills For Profit
The bill would raid billions of dollars from Medicare — just to provide a massive tax giveaway to millionaires and billionaires.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
For Seniors, Senate Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than The House Version
And Trump thought the House bill was mean?
Yuri Gripas / Reuters
The Senate's Stealth Raid on Seniors' Health Care
Jon "Bowzer" Bauman
While cable news has been transfixed by James Comey and Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell has been busy. He is preparing to
Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
The Puzzle Of Housing Aging Sex Offenders
Exploring the American idea since 1857
It’s hard to gauge exactly how much of a danger they pose as seniors.
When Loved Ones Die At Home, Family Caregivers Pay The Price
This is not the work of a benevolent medical system.
7 Lessons Learned In The World Of Eldercare
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
Wedding Officiant/Love and Romance Blogger
My husband and I did everything we could so my mom could live comfortably at home.
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Seniors Have A Lot To Lose If Trump's Medicaid Budget Passes
The program picks up the tab for most nursing home residents.
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