Support Services

Government report: Family size, obesity rate among question marks as long-term care spending surges


Long-term services and supports could increase from 1.3% of the U.S. gross domestic product to more than 3% by 2050, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis.

Housing with supportive services promotes aging-in-place

Housing with supportive services promotes aging-in-place

Senior housing with supportive services is a new model being offered by senior living communities, linking people with community organizations and services to improve overall health and wellbeing. Enabling seniors to age-in-place for as long as possible has distinctive benefits for both the seniors and their families.

Medicare overpaid millions for pressure ulcer prevention devices in 2007, report finds

About 86% of Medicare claims for certain support surfaces used to treat and prevent pressure ulcers did not meet coverage criteria in the first half of 2007. That resulted in millions of dollars in overpayments during that period, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.