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Report Reveals Thefts from Nursing Home Trust Funds

An investigative report has found that many nursing homes are mishandling resident's funds.

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Tax Deductions for Assisted Living Costs

If you or a family member lives in an assisted living facility, you know that assisted living costs continue to rise every year.

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Family Strife over Elder Care? Consider an Elder Mediator

One or both parents requiring care can create serious stresses and conflicts within families.

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Robin Williams' Death Laid to Underdiagnosed Form of Dementia

Although depression was initially given as the cause of actor Robin Williams’ suicide in 2014, his widow says autopsy results lay the blame on Lewy body dementia, a fairly common but hard-to-diagnose form of dementia. 

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Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care.

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What Nursing Home Staff Levels Are Required?

Nursing homes are notoriously understaffed.Studies have shown that more staff leads to better care, but employees a...

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Investigative Report Questions Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

How reliable are the ratings given nursing homes under the five-star rating system that the federal government recently instituted?

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Living and Dying in a Long-Term Care Facility: Notes From a Nursing Home Doctor

A geriatrician offers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the long-term care system from a nursing home physician's perspective.

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