TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 -- More doctors in the United States are turning to a new clinical specialty -- nursing home care.
The number of physicians and health care providers concentrating on nursing home patients grew by about one-third between 2012 and 2015, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.
Access to insurance isn't an issue, because all Americans 65 and older are covered by Medicare. But America's seniors are still sicker than the elderly in other countries -- and are more likely to go without essential care because they can't afford it, according to the Commonwealth Fund study.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- It's tough, often thankless work done by millions of Americans every day. And people who tend to a loved one with dementia say they're often overburdened, but the task has its rewards, too.
Those are just some of the findings from a new University of Michigan survey, the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which tallied the experiences of dementia caregivers.