Which seniors use public transit? Younger people of color: study
Sep 27, 2022
Older public transit users are more likely to be be younger, identify as Black or Hispanic, and be experiencing financial constraints.
Parting thoughts, and a pricey problem
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
May 17, 2022
While I haven’t run out of material, I’m tapping out my last column because I don’t want to run out of time. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from sitting by the bedsides of elders in the...
Don’t lose sight of senior loneliness now that some restrictions are lifted
Mar 17, 2021
As we move through 2021, the loneliness posed by social distancing will likely remain a challenge for seniors. Healthcare providers should take a more proactive role in helping seniors manage their mental...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, August 22
Aug 21, 2019
New antibiotic approved to treat bacterial pneumonia … Deep brain stimulation eases Parkinson’s disease symptoms … Ride-hailing services may benefit seniors, if costs allow … Cannabis use,...
Rides for loved ones a reasonable benefit, AHCA claims
Dec 08, 2014
Operators should be able to offer free or discounted rides to the loved ones of residents being transported to skilled care facilities, asserts a letter from the American Health Care Association.
Franken reintroduces bill to facilitate rides from nursing homes to medical appointments
Jan 22, 2014
More Medicaid dollars would flow to volunteers who drive nursing home residents to medical appointments under a bill recently reintroduced by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Seniors living in rural parts of Minnesota...
How to do it… Transportation
Apr 01, 2013
Whether made out of necessity or desire, decisions to upgrade your facility’s vehicles can and should be shaped by a variety of factors. While ensuring the safety of your residents always is paramount,...
Flirting with disaster
Apr 17, 2012
Having once slept through a 6.7-magnitude earthquake, driven blithely through snowstorms and regularly horrified my Kansas-born husband with my lack of knowledge about tornadoes, I am far from an expert...
Appeals court again sides with healthcare providers over state cuts to Medicaid
Aug 13, 2009
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit again has ruled that California’s lawmakers cannot cut reimbursements to the state’s Medicaid program solely because it needs to reduce expenditures.
OIG: Nonprofits’ complimentary transportation for families not a violation
Mar 31, 2009
The Office of Inspector General recently determined that a nonprofit skilled nursing facility that provides complimentary local transportation for friends and family of residents would not constitute grounds...