Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
Studies repeatedly have shown that health care in general and the high cost of drugs in particular are among the top concerns of US voters. But with coronavirus, the issue may fade from prominence.
Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.
The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
As coronavirus continues to spread, older adults face a challenge: how to get the medications they need without putting themselves at risk. A new national survey shows they aren't prepared.
Success during the pandemic hinges on people taking social distancing seriously. What do you do when someone doesn't? The people who negotiate humanitarian aid in crises have some lessons for you.
Some older adults are struggling to practise social distancing during the global pandemic, even though they're at high risk. Here's how to help them.
Older adults are using social robots and apps, but what does it mean for issues of surveillance and privacy?
People of all ages need to work together to help keep society functional.
As the novel coronavirus spreads, an expert offers ways the elderly can stay safe while staying connected.
The rate of people living to their 90s has grown by 67% in the past decade, much higher than any other senior age group.
Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
The US divorce rate has fallen steadily over the last 30 or 40 years. It's likely because young adults are taking more time to decide to marry.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'
Designing technology to feel more familiar can help older people live more independent lives.
Home care packages are a viable alternative to residential aged care for many older Australians. But the process to secure these packages can be long and complicated.
Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.