Category Archive: Long-Term Care

50-State Survey Finds Flat Medicaid Enrollment Tied to a Stronger Economy and New Eligibility Systems

For the first time in a decade, states are reporting no overall growth in Medicaid enrollment last year and expecting minimal growth this year amid a stronger economy, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds. The 18th annual 50-state survey of Medi…

Dementia And Guns: When Should Doctors Broach The Topic?

As the number of Americans with dementia rises, health professionals grapple with how to talk to patients about gun safety at home.

Will Maine Voters Decide To Make Aging In Place Affordable?

A ballot initiative in Maine proposes that free home care services be available to all residents who need help with at least “one daily activity.”

Assisted Living Kicks Out The Frail ’Cause ‘We Can’t Take Care Of You Any Longer’

Is there anything families can do to fight these evictions?

Creating Rituals To Honor The Dead At Long-Term-Care Facilities

Death and its companion, grief, are often ignored at nursing homes and assisted living centers, yet ignoring the loss can lead to depression, staff burnout and other problems.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Ask Us Anything!

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico answer listeners’ questions about health policy and politics.

Learning To Live Well With Dementia

Two leading experts on caring for people with Alzheimer’s offer ways to make life better for patients and their caregivers.

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