- 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 >>
Is dementia declining among older Americans?
Here's some good news for America's seniors: The rates of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia have dropped significantly over the last decade or so, a new study shows.
Supplement may help against vision-robbing disease in seniors
An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests.
Do fewer nightly dreams mean higher dementia risk in seniors?
Seniors who spend less time each night in the dream stage of sleep may be more likely to succumb to dementia as they age, new research suggests.
Protein at all 3 meals may help preserve seniors' strength
Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests.
Generic eye drops for seniors could save millions of dollars a year
Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.
One social hour a week can help someone with dementia
Just a slight increase in social interaction benefits older adults with dementia and lowers health care costs, a new British study suggests.
2 of 3 Americans don't have 'advance directive' for end of life
Most people don't like talking about dying, especially their own death. But it's important to let your loved ones know how you'd like your medical care handled when your "time" comes.
Slowed walking, shrinking brain?
It isn't unusual for older people to slow down a bit as the years go by. But for seniors, slowed walking may signal mental decline, and now a new study suggests why.
Is potential human life span unlimited?
Have you ever thought about what it might be like to live into your hundreds?
Loving, supportive kids may help lower seniors' dementia risk
The quality of your relationships with your adult children and spouse might influence your chances of developing dementia, new research suggests.