Caregiving transformed this doctor’s life. Now he’s sharing what he learned in the hopes of transforming health care.
More baby boomers look forward to aging in place — in their homes, rather than in a care facility. But the costs of retrofitting a house is likely prohibitive for many Americans.
The notion of a national program to tend to the day-to-day needs of a booming older population has circulated for years. Now, there are grants ― and grit ― behind it.
Many seniors need to up their protein game to maintain strength and mobility.
Simple alterations — like better signs, seating, parking or door design — can make it easier for older patients to navigate health care facilities.
Seniors who outlive their friends — and sometimes family members — know it’s tough to make new friends. But they also know it’s essential to well-being.
A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health.
Many of us are convinced that while everyone else is aging, that person we see in the mirror every morning is magically aging at a somehow slower pace.
At least a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may receive bills for as many as five months of premiums they thought they already paid.
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