Volunteers with Meals on Wheels are keeping an eye on clients during the extreme North Texas heat. The Good Samaritans are not only delivering meals but also looking out for the safety of elderly and homebound individuals.
An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government’s two largest benefit programs.
Texas does a good job moving people out of nursing homes but could do better keeping the elderly out of the facilities in the first place, experts told a Texas House committee on Tuesday.
As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in the perilous position of struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away.
One Tarrant County non-profit organization is in “dire” need of volunteers.
Every 69 seconds another patient is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Emergency officials in Plano are starting to rethink the way they operate their 911 services and the chief believes the answer could be paramedics who make ‘house calls’.
Police in Hurst are asking for help from the public in finding a missing elderly North Texas couple.
Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90, redefining in a way what it means to be old. People who are 90 or older have nearly tripled in number since 1980, to 1.9 million.
The Haltom City Police Department is asking for help from the public in finding an 85-year-old man who has been missing for three weeks.
National Employ Older Workers Week usually doesn’t get much attention this time of year. But this year the observance comes with serious concern about the rate of elderly unemployment. CBS 11 News went to a local job fair to find out just how bad the problem is.
State nursing homes are watching Medicaid cuts being considered by the Legislature. Currently there are hundreds of nursing homes in Texas that largely depend on Medicaid for funding.
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