November 2017

posted 11.08.2017
By Alison Biggar In the In Focus Section of the November–December 2017 issue of Aging Today, we probe the troubling issue of elder abuse and neglect. ASA Board member Bill Benson reveals insights into how hard abuse is to prevent by interviewing an overworked and underpaid APS worker through a…
posted 11.08.2017
By Carol Levine Hundreds of thousands of Medi­care beneficiaries who received “observation services as an out­patient” after January 1, 2009, may be eligible to participate in a class-action lawsuit to appeal those financially costly decisions. On July 31, 2017, in the case Alexander v. Price,…
posted 11.07.2017
By Andrew Reynolds Over the past several years, there has been a lot of interest in hepatitis C (HCV)—television commercials about new HCV drugs, increased media coverage on drug prices and even discussion among presidential candidates.For a disease called the “silent epidemic,” that’s a fair…
posted 11.07.2017
By Laura Mosqueda and Theresa Sivers Teixeira Mr. P is a 78-year-old man with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. His son was observed in the pharmacy yelling at him as his Dad kept repeating the same question. The pharmacist called Adult Protective Services (APS), and they discovered that Mr. P…