The U.S. Senate did not approve legislation that would strengthen regulations for antipsychotic use in nursing homes, despite overwhelmingly passing a bill it was attached to on Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that includes protections for violence against the elderly.
In a Senate hearing commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Special Committee on Aging, committee chairman, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) said funding for home and community based services should not be cut.
The American Health Care Association says a recently introduced bill that purports to expedite the administration of painkillers to nursing home residents is "fundamentally flawed."
Newly proposed legislation aimed at easing painkiller-dispensing regulations in nursing homes is being loudly condemned by the American Health Care Association.
Further legislation is needed to empower the federal government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices in Medicare, a bipartisan panel concluded Thursday.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) announced legislation Wednesday that aims to protect Americans' retirement savings.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging for the last four years, announced his retirement Friday.
As many as one in seven elderly nursing home residents, most of whom have dementia, are being prescribed expensive, powerful antipsychotic medications that increase the risk of death, according to a report from the federal Office of the Inspector General. Providers counter that the research reflects outdated practices.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) has released the hold on the nomination of Michelle Leonhart to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. That occurred after the U.S. Department of Justice assured him that the DEA would address and improve the delivery of pain medications in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The U.S. Senate on Monday approved a bill that would improve the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 202 program, which provides housing to low-income seniors.
A major long-term care association Monday praised the decision by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) to place a hold on the nomination of Michelle Leonhart to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He believes the DEA needs to change its policy regarding the delivery of painkillers by nurses in long-term care settings.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) continues to express his reservations about Michelle Leonhart, the nominee to lead the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Leonhart on Wednesday, Kohl said he still has concerns about the DEA's policy regarding the delivery of pain medications in nursing homes.
In a Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing Wednesday, Sens. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) expressed concern about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's policies toward the delivery of pain medications in long-term care settings.