Emergency personnel across hurricane-raked Florida work to ensure the safety of elderly residents after eight die in sweltering nursing home.
When Steven Mnuchin ran OneWest, the bank aggressively and, in some cases, wrongly foreclosed on elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages. The bank had a disproportionate share of such foreclosures.
For years now we've heard about randy grandparents getting nasty in the old folks home. Yet studies of septuagenarian sex continue to make the news as if it's weird, shocking or gross.
An estimated 2 million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans, whether from money borrowed long ago or from more recent borrowing to fund degrees for family members. And some are having their Social Security payments garnished as a result.
Cost concerns may derail efforts by lawmakers and advocates to require more frequent inspections and a swifter response to allegations of abuse and neglect.
America is one of the few countries lacking federally funded family leave, but the former secretary of state can't see it happening anytime soon; it's detrimental to think of Alzheimer's as a natural consequence of growing old; meanwhile, fireflies, those beautiful glowing insects, are cannibals. These discoveries and more after the jump.
California lawmakers last week unveiled a dozen legislative proposals aimed at stiffening regulations governing the state’s roughly 7,700 assisted living facilities, residences that offer room and care to tens of thousands of frail or ailing people, most of them seniors.
When the agency that runs Medicare announced last week that it would take action against doctors who prescribe abusively in its massive drug program -- perhaps banning them -- it raised an interesting question.
Two new articles dive into the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has gamed the market forces behind U.S. drug prices, and how sweetheart deals between doctors and financing firms are gouging the economically vulnerable.