Every odd-numbered year, the Texas health and human services commissioner appears before state lawmakers hungry to cut spending on Medicaid.
More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented — a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to
Organizers with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County say their situation has become critical. The non-profit has a shortage of volunteers to deliver food to the elderly, sick and shut-in.
A female Texas death row inmate facing execution this month for the fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old woman has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal judge in Dallas has ordered 10 years in prison for the final defendant in a $13 million investment scheme mainly targeting the elderly.
Texas officials are exploring the possibility of paroling the state’s most infirm inmates to secure nursing homes to save on the high cost of meeting their medical needs.
A recent review found older drivers face a hodgepodge of state licensing rules that reflect scientific uncertainty and public angst over a growing question: How can we tell if it’s time to give up the keys?
Investigators in North Texas are looking for a couple they say are taking elderly people’s credit cards by luring them away from their homes.
James Blessing is a veteran who spent his whole career in construction. The 78-year-old is now in the hospital. He was overcome by headaches and pain that even he couldn’t bear after a week.
More older Texans apparently struggling to make ends meet have been turning to food stamps. According to reports published Monday, the state’s fastest-growing group receiving food stamps is those ages 60 to 64.
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.