CDC: More Seniors Dying of Alzheimer’s at Home

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease are dying in their homes more than they were nearly two decades ago. That’s according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on deaths from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, a fatal form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, making up 3.6% of all […]

At End of Life, Seniors Still Accepting Aggressive Care

Hospice and palliative care services enable a growing majority of seniors the comfort of living out their last days at home, but many have not yet turned away from receiving more aggressive forms of care before death. There’s no doubt that hospice care has been gaining popularity over the years. The percentage of patients ages […]

Huffington Post: Home Health Aides Must Raise the Bar

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects a 10-year 50% increase in the number of employed home health aides from beginning in 2008. This will result in an expected 1.38 million aides by 2018. Despite this increase in available aides, not all are equally qualified to care for the elderly, reported a Huffington Post blog post […]