long-term care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new measures last week aimed at stopping the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.
En español | In 2017, Gloria Single, an 82-year-old person with dementia, was sent to a hospital by her Sacramento nursing home after she grew upset and allegedly threw utensils at residents in the dining room. Within hours, the hospital evaluated her and cleared her to leave, but her nursing home,…
As 2023 legislative sessions begin around the country, AARP will continue to push for measures to support family caregivers and those who depend on their care.
AARP helped pass new measures in dozens of states in 2022 to make life easier for family caregivers.
Carrie Blakeway Amero standing on front steps with her grandparents
The nursing home industry and the agencies that oversee it are slowing coming around to including consumer experience feedback in the informational tools available to families trying to choose a facility.
The Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that may decide if millions of long-term care residents can sue state-run nursing facilities.
Happy senior man having coffee with friends at table in nursing home
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a bill requiring long-term care staffing agencies to verify the credentials of their contractors with the state.
Doctor doing a nasal PCR test on a patient at nursing home
As the virus spreads, uptake of booster shots is lagging, particularly in certain states.
Many older adults believe they'll need help with daily tasks as they age, but few have given it much thought or understand what Medicare covers.
AARP supports a bill that would study the benefits of allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to cover assisted living expenses for veterans. 
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