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Long-Term Care Insurance: Less Bang, More Buck

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Barbara Feder Ostrov and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Mary Julia Klimenko, 69, in her...

Electronic Records Offer A Chance To Ensure Patients’ End-Of-Life Plans Aren’t Lost In Critical Moments

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  Shefali Luthra and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org In a perfect world, patients with advance directives...

Turning 65? 9 Tips For Signing Up For Medicare

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  by Caroline Mayer and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org ​ Even for me, a consumer reporter who has written...

Aging And Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too

   Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  by Jenny Gold, photos by Heidi de Marco  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  Cover photo: John Evard, 70...

Taking Medicines and Side Effects: Older Bodies Handle Drugs Differently

Senior Help Desk Healthcare Blog credited to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As the body ages, its ability to break down substances can...

When Wounds Won’t Heal, Therapies Spread — To The Tune Of $5 Billion

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Marisa Taylor  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Carol Emanuele sits at home in...

Many Still Sidestep End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq War in 2003, Army reservist...

Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress.

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  By Susan Jaffe  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in...

Moving People Home After Nursing Home Stay Is Complicated

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Martha Bebinger, WBUR  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  Cover photo: Dorothy Holmes, back home, with...

How Much Does A New Hip Cost? Even The Surgeon Doesn’t Know

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog ​By Jenny Gold  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org   What will a gallon of milk set you back? How about a...