- Information from the U.S Department of Health & Human services to help you determine if Medicare and Medicaid will help you pay for Skilled Nursing CareMore >>
- Links to a variety of resources to learn more about Skilled Nursing Facilities and how to pay for it. There is also a printable worksheet to help you as you visit Skilled Nursing Facilities to determine which one is right for your situation.More >>
- Each senior's need for care or assistance is unique. This area addresses who is a candidate for a Skilled Nursing Facility and what a Skilled Nursing facility offers...
- When difficult situations arise family may need to turn to social workers, case workers, hospital discharge planners, and yes, the internet to help become educated about appropriate options for loved ones. More >>
- Twenty-four hour a day care is available at skilled nursing facilities (also referred to as SNF). Often that care coincides with rehabilitation. Residents can be at the facilities temporarily or long term. More >>
Winter temps raise health risks for seniors
Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns.
Mediterranean diet a recipe for strength in old age
A Mediterranean diet may make seniors less likely to become frail and help them maintain their health and independence, new research suggests.
Seniors, lose the weight but not the muscle in 2018
If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone.
Air pollution can be deadly for seniors
Even levels of air pollution deemed "safe" by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests.
Seniors don't need calcium, vitamin d supplements: review
Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, a new review concludes.
Holidays can be hard on lonely seniors
More than one in three elderly Americans describe themselves as lonely, and the holidays can be especially isolating for them, geriatric experts warn.
Flu can have dangerous domino effect on older adults
Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns.
More docs specializing in nursing home care
More doctors in the United States are turning to a new clinical specialty -- nursing home care.
For seniors, any physical activity is better than none
Don't try saying you're too or too busy to exercise, especially after that calorie-laden Thanksgiving dinner.
U.S. seniors struggle more to pay for health care compared to other countries
It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.