New Orleans seniors are fighting for more funding for the local Council on Aging

A political battle is brewing between New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the Council on Aging.

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Surprising new study finds 79% of baby boomers have no retirement savings

The clock is ticking for even the youngest baby boomers to ensure that they have enough money to pay for their care needs in retirement, and yet a new study adds to a growing body of research that many members of this generation will not be prepared financially.

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Assess your home and take some precautions to reduce the risk of dangerous falls

Whether it’s yourself or you are caring for an aging loved one, falling is a very serious concern for a lot of people.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates one in four people 65-years-old or older fall each year.  It’s a scary reality that can lead to a host of other health problems.

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Proposed cuts to Medicare & Medicaid could spell trouble for senior citizens

The president’s proposed budget for next year could spell trouble for older Americans — but not if Congress has anything to say about it (and it will).

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Florida House Speaker outlines his legislative priorities

TALLAHASSEE -- Warning healthcare spending is a “five-alarm fire,” House Speaker José Oliva opened his first legislative session Tuesday by urging lawmakers to support a slate of priority bills that would substantially deregulate the healthcare market in a bid to curb the state’s costs.

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey highlights ambitious agenda in state of the state address

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released an agenda Tuesday night focused heavily on priorities she has promoted for months with new initiatives and proposals mixed in.

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CMS cracks down on nursing home staffing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday announced stricter standards for its consumer-facing nursing home ratings, including a lower threshold for staffing penalties and new separate ratings for short-term and long-term stays.

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Florida AG Moody expresses concern that the "energy choice" petition may raises power prices for seniors

In a filing to the state Supreme Court late Friday, the state attorney general’s office said it opposes the petition-driven ballot initiative that would reform how consumers purchase electricity in Florida.

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Replacing a nursing home with a Holiday Inn sounds fun, but it's unrealistic for most

Terry Robison struck a viral chord with his recent Facebook FB, +1.86%  post in which he resurfaces an old trope about living out his twilight years with room service, pay-per-view, happy hour and free breakfast. All for the price of $59.23.

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Birmingham, AL program keeps dementia patients lively by connecting them with children

A program for dementia patients in Birmingham has found a formula for bringing a sense of childish wonder and joy to their lives.

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