By Kayla Matthews – Thanks to advances in health care, we’ve living longer than ever before. In North America alone, the average lifespan in 2017 is expected to be 79 for men and 81 for women. With our collective advancing age comes the need for improved health care for the elderly.
By Susan Jaffe – Air conditioners for people with asthma, healthy groceries, rides to medical appointments and home-delivered meals may be among the new benefits added to Medicare Advantage coverage when new federal rules take effect next year.
By Phil Galewitz – The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes.
By Susan Jaffe – Under a new federal law, hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted — even if they stay in the hospital a few nights.
By Sarianne Gruber – The aging population in the US brings with it special concerns that will inevitably change the focus of many healthcare providers and organizations. Press Ganey, a leader in patient experience measurement, released last month its newest research on Patient Experience in the Very Elderly: An Emerging Strategic Focus.
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