Fla. House ignores own analysts who warn of pushing elderly to managed care

Elderly Floridians who want to stay out of nursing homes would be forced into managed care under two bills passed Monday by the House in an effort to pare Medicaid costs. But the Legislature’s own policy analysts suggest that managed care may be more expensive for frail older people, based on the track record of […]

A different retirement experience

Choosing to move into a retirement community can be a big decision, whether you’re looking for yourself or a loved one. There are several questions that come to mind when making this decision, some of the most important factors may be comfort and convenience and the quality of life that a retirement community can offer. Jordan […]

At Home, Many Seniors Are Imprisoned by Their Independence

What she mourns most, says Solange DeLaPaz, are the mundane pleasures and rituals of her once-active life. A weekly manicure at the corner nail salon. Saturday excursions to Macy’s shoe department. “I miss going to Sunday brunch on Second Avenue with my friends,” she said. “I miss going to church.” Though only 67, Ms. DeLaPaz […]

Shouldn’t Home Care Workers Earn a Living Wage?

Healthcare workers in Massachusetts got good news twice this past week.First, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act and its insurance exchange rules—a system expected to add some 360,000 Massachusetts residents to the healthcare rolls. On Friday, about 35,000 workers who areproviding disability and senior care through state programs got a major pay raise. […]