Merrill Gardens Residents Sound Off on Trump Health Care Plans

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has officially taken the oath of office, and with that has come increasing uncertainty around many sweeping promises he made on the campaign trail and following the election, particularly in regard to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Residents at one West Coast senior living community have since expressed their concerns […]

UCLA “Brain Gym” Helps Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers

A “brain gym” at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center is helping those with memory impairment as well as their loved ones and caregivers to help strengthen memory and brain functioning.  Through the facility, housed in UCLA’s Longevity Center, people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairment can give their brains a “work out,” […]

Theft and Hacking Problems Grow Amid Push for Electronic Health Records

As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials. Keeping records secure is a challenge that doctors, public health officials and federal regulators are just beginning to grasp. And, as two recent incidents at Howard University Hospital show, inadequate […]

People “Will be Dead” Before Transitioning from SNF to Community at Current Rate

A multi-billion dollar federal initiative to move low-income elderly and disabled people from long-term care facilities into the community has fallen far short of its goals, as many states have struggled to cobble together housing and other services. Launched in 2007 during the Bush administration, the states initially projected placing 35,380 Medicaid recipients in the […]