Very low-carb diet improves risk factors in adults with comorbidities
May 26, 2023
For adults with hypertension, prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, and overweight or obesity, a very low-carbohydrate (VLC) diet results in significantly greater improvements in risk factors over four months...
More older Americans use online patient portals to access care
May 24, 2023
Older Americans are increasingly likely to log into patient portals to access their healthcare information — but confidence levels vary, according to the results of the latest University of Michigan...
HUD awards $15M to help low-income seniors age in place
C. Max Bachmann
May 01, 2023
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week awarded nearly $15 million to 13 nonprofit organizations to make aging in place easier for low-income seniors.
In-person contact crucial to older adults, two studies find
Apr 24, 2023
Two Harvard University studies last week support the benefits of face-to-face human interaction for older adults
House bill would create Medicare personal care benefit
Apr 18, 2023
House representatives are expected to introduce a sweeping piece of home care legislation this week that would enact policy changes to remove barriers to accessing care in the home.
Physicians polled give robots thumbs-up in reducing loneliness in seniors
Apr 17, 2023
Robots could be the answer to mitigating loneliness for seniors, according to nearly 70% of physicians polled by social platform Sermo.
LeadingAge, HHS spread vaccine awareness through new grant program
Apr 17, 2023
Through a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Service, LeadingAge is distributing $270,000 in grants among 20 member organizations in an effort to boost vaccinations.
New York Association on Aging calls out governor for skimping on seniors
Apr 05, 2023
Insufficient funding for home- and community-based services across New York state is putting some seniors at risk, according to the executive director of the Association on Aging in New York.
UnitedHealth Group reduces prior authorizations as heat on MA plans intensifies
Mar 30, 2023
UnitedHealth Group, the largest Medicare Advantage organization, said Wednesday it will reduce the use of prior authorizations by 20%, as regulators and policymakers in Washington appear poised to crack...
Democratic senators take aim at Medicare Advantage proposed pay rates
Mar 27, 2023
Two Democratic senators waded into the fight last week over Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2024