Sen. Al Franken introduced a bill Friday that would offer seniors who receive long-term care at home the same protections from abuse as those afforded to seniors living in nursing homes.
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On way out, Chicago Mayor Daley designates former anti-gay police station as home for low-income LGBT seniors
On his last day as head of Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley, who has historically had a good relationship with the city’s LGBT community, is giving one final token of good will to gay Chicagoans — in particular, elderly gay residents.
The city is planning to sell a former police More…
Following the Tuesday release of House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget resolution (PDF), senior groups and analysts have come out specifically against the proposed health care changes, saying seniors would pay twice as much for health care as they are now.
Two panel experts were called by the health and oversight subcommittees of the House Ways & Means Committee at Friday’s hearing to investigate whether, based on its earnings, structure and business practices, AARP deserves to retain its nonprofit 503(c)4 tax-exempt status.
Reminiscent of New York Rep. Peter King’s recent Homeland Security Committee hearing investigating radical Islam in the Muslim-American community, Friday’s investigation of AARP, called by the oversight and health subcommittees of the House Committee on Ways and Means, have been denounced by Democrats on the committees as a More…
AARP, the GOP’s most recent scapegoat, has been preparing its defense strategy against attacks from Republicans that the nonprofit advocacy group for older Americans deserves to have its tax-exempt status stripped.
AARP, the largest advocacy group in the U.S. for retired persons, sued on Tuesday the Department of Housing and Urban Development for promoting policy changes that led to the foreclosure of seniors’ homes.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three surviving spouses of reverse-mortgage borrowers, who allege that More…
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Seniors and people with disabilities who receive health care through Medicare* might have an additional service covered in the near future: testing for sexually transmitted diseases such syphilis, gonorrhea and hepatitis B, according to a Reuters report. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is due More…
The Obama administration has proposed cutting funding for programs that go directly to senior services in the 2012 proposed budget, meaning many older Americans may lose federal aid to help pay for things like heat, food and public transportation.
An analysis by the National Council on Aging highlights