Though it was close to 20 years ago, I'll never forget the reaction of one of my patients to losing both of her legs to diabetes. Residents like her make it quite clear that it is possible to be grateful and to live fully, despite disability.
More adults are struggling with basic activities of daily living (ADLs), according to research from the Centers from Disease Control & Prevention.
Elderly adults who are deficient in vitamin D are at a higher risk for developing mobility limitations and becoming disabled, new data suggests.
Monday was a remarkable day, even by Washington spinmeister standards. In fact, we here at McKnight's had to look two times — nay, three — to make sure we had seen correctly.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a final rule clarifying eligibility and income standards for the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
The National Governors Association says the federal government owes the states up to $4 billion for wrongfully denying disabled individuals Medicare coverage over the past 30 years.
Older adults who remain as physically and socially active as possible have a better chance of not becoming disabled in their elderly years, say researchers at Rush University in Chicago.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced harsh criticism from disability rights activists during a speech to a group of progressives. Her address on policy and healthcare reforms was met with constant chants and protests on Tuesday, according to news reports. The protesters were from a group that previously has demonstrated boldly at nursing home provider association meetings.
The Department of Health and Human Services has allocated stimulus funding for research projects that will attempt to determine the effectiveness of disability services, including rehabilitation services.
More older, middle-aged Americans are reporting serious mobility-related disabilities and difficulties performing activities of daily living than ever before, according to a new study.
A new phrase appears to be emerging in the lexicon of long-term care. That phrase is "long-term services and supports." (Notice the omission of the word "care.")
Disabled Medicaid beneficiaries often have psychiatric illness, multiple chronic conditions, study findsOctober 21, 2009
Nearly half of all Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities also have psychiatric illness. They also increasingly are being diagnosed and treated for multiple comorbidities, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Health Care Strategy.
House leaders are keeping all options on the table on a healthcare reform vote as the Aug. 7 congressional recess date nears. Among the possibilities is their bypassing the Energy and Commerce Committee and sending their healthcare reform package straight to a floor vote.
The Senate proposal to create a national long-term care disability insurance program Tuesday gained the key support of President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.