Seniors Bullying Seniors

"Mean girl" groups, aggressive behavior to others, gossip and shunning — these behaviors aren't confined to middle school kids, reports a Right at Home owner.

A Senior-Savvy Police Force

Gerontologists urge law enforcement agencies to improve encounters with older adults.

Coming Home After Joint Replacement Surgery

Recovery in a patient's own home after a hip or knee replacement offers many advantages.

For Seniors, Delirium Is a Hospital Hazard

Families should learn the symptoms of this condition so they can alert medical personnel if needed.

How to Create an Emergency Health Information Checklist

If a health emergency strikes, you need up-to-date information about your health conditions, healthcare providers and more—at your fingertips.

Is This Senior Patient Ready to Go Home?

Older patients may overstate their ability to take care of themselves after hospital discharge, say experts.

Planning Ahead for Oral Health

Advances in dental care allow seniors to keep their teeth longer, but the cost should be considered during retirement planning.

Experts Predict a Growing Population of "Elder Orphans"

As the baby boomers age, up to one-fourth of them will be without family members who can provide care for them.

Talk to Your Doctor About Home Blood Pressure Monitors, Drugstore Kiosks

Used improperly, these devices can produce misleading numbers.

Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly for Medicare Patients

Some seniors think Medicare made a mistake. Others are stunned when they find out that being in a hospital for days doesn't always mean they were actually admitted. Instead, they received observation care, considered by Medicare to be an outpatient service. The observation designation means they can have higher out-of-pocket expenses and fewer Medicare benefits.

Online Buzz: Benefits of Acupuncture

When some people hear the word "acupuncture," they immediately cringe in fear, while others applaud the alternative or supplemental medical treatment. Considered a part of traditional Chinese medicine practiced in Asian countries for nearly 2,000 years, acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin, solid metallic needles into key acupuncture points in the body. Acupuncture practitioners believe this helps correct imbalances in chi (CHEE), or natural energy flow in a person’s body, helping every part of the body work in harmony.