Medicare’s Independence at Home Program Posts Disappointing Results

February 14, 2022

In the sixth year of Medicare’s Independence at Home Demonstration program, the initiative saved $41 per member per month, an amount that CMS says was not statistically significant and was lower than the savings the program produced in earlier years.

Johns Hopkins Program Saves Money

February 14, 2022

The Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program developed at the university’s nursing school is designed to keep older people who are frail, have chronic medical conditions or can’t complete activities of daily living in their homes by providing care and help from conventional healthcare professionals — nurses, occupational therapists — but also from people who can do minor house repairs.

No Giving It Short Shrift: COVID-19 Can Be a Long Haul

February 09, 2022

“Long COVID” is more likely to affect older people and those who have been hospitalized, but younger people with milder symptoms are not immune to lingering symptoms. One plausible explanation is that the infection results in the activation of autoantibodies.