Tens of billions of dollars of benefits, including from Medicare, are going unused every year because seniors don’t know about them, find applications too difficult to complete, or feel conflicted about asking for help.
Research suggests older adults are more likely to develop long COVID, and millions have.
Most states lag Oregon as a third of older people nationwide haven't received their first COVID vaccine booster shot.
Congress is taking an interest in how quality of care changes when private equity firms purchase nursing homes, and an investigation is under way.
Advocates of senior peer-support 'villages' say more research, health plan partnerships needed.
Despite recent signals that COVID’s grip on the country may be easing, many older adults are struggling with persistent malaise.
The future of nursing homes is deeply uncertain, with more than 300 closures in 2020 and 2021 and 54% operating at a financial loss.
Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York set requirements for how much nursing homes must spend on residents’ direct care.
Bold action is needed to address the looming shortfall that, if left unaddressed, will undercut the economic security and retirement of millions.