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Are We Doing Enough to Care for the Elderly?

This sum is supposed to be enough to cover all living expenses, including shelter, food and healthcare ... per month in maintenance costs. Israel has many laws in place that are designed to improve ca... read more

The Rising Cost of Incarcerating the Elderly

“Justice isn’t served by keeping elderly people locked up as their ... “Prisons were never designed to be geriatric care facilities and this surging elder incarceration comes at a high cost,” wrote th... read more

Private Insurance Companies Don’t Care About the Elderly

The United States spends upward of $330 billion each year on long-term care, accounting for around 14 percent of total national healthcare expenses. The median cost of staying in a nursing home is ove... read more

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Home Health Care Aide Steals $7,720 From Elderly Blind Man: Cops

appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on a charge of financial exploitation of an elderly/disabled person. The prosecutor said Kamberos worked for a home healthcare agency. In August 2017, sh... read more


Soaring health care needs for seniors require big money, say doctors

Canada’s population in 2017 was 36.7 million. While those over the age of 65 account for one-fifth of the population, they consume about half the health care costs, notes a news release from the Canad... read more

Republican Health Plan: Good for the Budget, Bad for the Poor and Elderly

The much-anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act ... about average premiums. The cost decreases would not be evenly distributed but would favor the young at th... read more

Medical House Calls Program Improves Care, Lowers Costs of Treating Frail Elderly Patients at Home

giving patients access to health care providers whenever needed. "Our House Calls practice delivers patient-centered care to our frail elderly patients that improves outcomes, reduces the cost of care ... read more

Hopkins partnership with health real estate firm aims to expand service to the elderly

Johns Hopkins Medicine said Wednesday it will work with health ... care to appropriate, lower-cost settings. and connect caregivers and patients." Thomas J. DeRosa, Welltower's chief executive officer ... read more

Professional Services, Not Elderly, Driving Health Care Costs

Treating the elderly didn't drive the U.S. increase in healthcare cost from 2000; 91 percent was from professional services, drugs and devices, researchers say. For example, the analysis found persona... read more

Health-care costs hit the elderly hard, diminish financial wellbeing

The protection of the savings of the elderly—one of the primary goals of Medicare—is under threat from a combination of spiraling healthcare costs and increased longevity. As the government attempts t... read more

Lawmakers OK health care reforms to address growing costs for the elderly

Japanese lawmakers approved health care reforms on Wednesday to address the rising costs of elderly care, with increased cost-sharing by high-income workers and prefectures taking over the running of ... read more

Community health centers curb costs and lower mortality among the elderly

Federally funded community health centers that provide medical care to underserved communities ... a common ailment among the elderly, likely played an important role, she said. CHCs also performed we... read more



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