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Parenting Your Aging Parents When They Don’t Want Help

By Judith, KHN Relationships between adult children and their parents can fray with age. Experts offer help on how loved ones can preserve the love...

Social Security’s Many Online Services

   By Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner SSA   There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online...

Aiding Her Dying Husband, a Geriatrician Learns the Emotional and Physical Toll of Caregiving

This story also ran on The Washington Post. By Judith Graham, KHN  Cover photo: Dr. Rebecca Elon’s life took an unexpected turn in 2013 when she...

Restoring a Sense of Belonging: The Unsung Importance of Casual Relationships for Older Adults

By Judith Graham, NIH  AUGUST 2, 2021   This story also ran on CNN.   In May, Vincent Keenan traveled from Chicago to Charlottesville, Virginia, for...

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov   Facts About Aging and Alcohol The fact...

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline Traveling soon? You probably have a lot of questions about how to get through the TSA checkpoint with medical...

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

By Judith Graham, KHN   The Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is taking steps to establish a...

How Well Does Your Nursing Home Fight Infections? Look It Up Here!

By Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas, KHN   With nursing home residents at particular risk in the coronavirus pandemic, residents and their families and...

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist To Social Security Phone Scams

  Posted on January 9, 2020 by Tracy Lynge, Communications Director for the Office of the Inspector General   The Inspector General of Social...

How Medicare's Nursing Home Compare Can Help You When Searching For A Nursing Home

  Medicare's Nursing Home Compare allows you to find and compare nursing homes certified by Medicare and Medicaid. This website contains quality of...