The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced the temporary suspension of new administrative law judge hearings for Medicare claim and entitlement appeals. OMHA noted the backlog of 357,000 claims for Medicare services and entitlements already assigned to its 65 administrative law judges and the additional cases already pending assignment.
On Monday, November 4th, the SCAN Foundation and PBS NewsHour brought together a panel of 6 experts on long-term care to discuss proven models of care, domestically and internationally, and possible solutions for gaps within our current system.
Younger people who provide long-term services and supports to a family member or friend are more likely than non-caregivers to be planning for their own future care, according to a recent survey.
In this consumer-focused blog, Robyn Stone outlines 3 steps families can take to support the workforce that supports their older relatives. This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post website.
Ryan Harrison is the Director of Resident Life & Wellness at Hillcrest. His position is a new one, created in alignment with a new wellness model
that Hillcrest recently adopted. He is currently finishing his doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Health and Wellness and has worked as a private practitioner and educator in the health and wellness field for 12 years.LeadingAge spoke with him about his
position, what health and wellness means at Hillcrest, and what he
recommends that people look for with regard to health and wellness when
they begin researching retirement communities for themselves or a loved