Driven by the demands of a broken business model, nursing homes opened their doors to coronavirus patients — with predictable results.
A pair of new studies suggests that my geezer compatriots — those of us who are still alive, anyway — are actually coping with the pandemic a lot better than you might expect.
My neighbor’s long-sought surgery tempers my desire to see COVID-19 remodel the American healthcare system.
A recent shift in Medicare reimbursement policies is roiling the home-healthcare industry. It should give pause to folks banking on a single-payer solution to our busted system.
The alarming rise of drug-resistant superbugs in nursing homes is just another reason to do everything I can to maintain my good health and live out my days in my own home.
A new government report paints a dismal portrait of hospice care in the United States. And regulatory agencies are powerless to respond.
An alarming percentage of seniors are shuttled between hospitals and nursing homes and back again, complicating their recovery. And government policies may be making the situation worse.
As geezers continue flocking to providers of knee-replacement surgery, recent research suggests those covered by Medicare may be taking more risks than their privately insured peers.
Outpatient services are pushing the modern hospital to the margins of the healthcare industry, a trend that offers both benefits and challenges to the Medicare set.
A former practicing physician explores the bottom-line priorities that govern our dysfunctional healthcare system — and offers some practical tips for overcoming the many obstacles it throws in our paths.
The health–wealth gap continues to divide us, a new mega-study finds.
Because Medicare doesn’t cover dental work, millions of geezers are avoiding the dentist’s chair. The result is a major oral-health crisis, which dentists are doing little to solve.
As I prepare to join the Medicare club, a new study suggests much of what we've been told about aging and chronic illness may be wrong.