Hospital observation stays increased more than 100%, AARP study finds
Nov 15, 2013
The frequency of hospital observation stays skyrocketed and long stays became much more common between 2001 and 2009, according to a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute.
The Sales Manager in Chief
Jan 30, 2013
I recently watched the presidential inauguration from the comfort of a fake leather couch at a car dealership. Over the din of overhead pages for the service department, Sales Manager in Chief Barack Obama...
AARP, business group offer competing views of Medicare reform
Jan 18, 2013
The eligibility age for Medicare should be raised from 65 to 70 years, and the program should include private plans competing with the current fee-for-service model, the Business Roundtable proposed Wednesday.
Caregiving in the ER – Part 2
Bob Bua and Charlotte S. Yeh, M.D.
Nov 07, 2012
Family caregivers and family members needing emergency care are growing in number, and their combined impact is becoming evident to long term care professionals. Here are tips to help them in their time...
Caregiving in the ER – Part 1
Bob Bua and Charlotte S. Yeh
Oct 23, 2012
America’s emergency rooms are full of families going through crisis situations. When an accident or illness requires a visit to the ER, many families are likely to enter the scene overwhelmed and...
The heart of what we believe
Sep 25, 2012
If the AARP convention last week was any indication, some seniors aren’t buying what Paul Ryan is selling. The question is, are you?
States should have strong oversight over Medicaid managed care programs, report asserts
Aug 06, 2012
Effective oversight is the key to ensuring access to care for states using managed care organizations for elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees, a new report suggests.
Lawmakers want all direct caregivers to be licensed
Mar 05, 2012
Iowa lawmakers are considering legislation that would require direct care workers in nursing homes to be licensed and meet training standards.
Affordable Care Act provides help for nursing homes, brief says
Jan 31, 2012
The Affordable Care Act benefits nursing homes and other residential care facilities, according to an amicus curiae brief filed in the Supreme Court by six aging groups.
Republicans lobby for CLASS repeal; aging groups push back
Nov 04, 2011
Senate Republicans are continuing to push for repeal of the CLASS Act.