As the ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging prepares to depart from that role, she and the committee’s chairwoman celebrated what can be accomplished when Republicans and Democrats collaborate.
More states are passing right-to-die laws laden with strict eligibility rules that could cause complications for seniors and their caregivers.
Physicians’ Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments, or POLST, forms often are seen as a way to honor the end-of-life preferences of frail elderly individuals when they no longer can speak for themselves. A new study, however, finds that these medical order forms often are incomplete or ambiguous, confusing healthcare professionals. Those in senior living can help, says one of the study’s authors.
Senior living operators that have defined their target populations and maintain that focus are more likely to avoid acuity creep challenges that can lead to trouble for their companies and make a bad name for the industry, according to four CEOs.
A talk in which National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm shared experiences related to her late husband’s battle with Parkinson’s disease and decision to end his life were a highlight of Wednesday’s programming at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, which also included the presentation of several awards.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicated that it has not ruled out regulatory reform as it looks to discourage hospice programs from targeting some Medicare beneficiaries who live in assisted living communities, where care may result in more money for hospices.
Reducing financial incentives for hospices to target some Medicare beneficiaries living in assisted living communities should be a top priority for CMS, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.
Assisted living residents starting hospice care may be closer to death than people receiving the same care at home, new research has found.