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An elderly woman clasps her hands.

High-Tech Gadgets Monitor Seniors’ Safety At Home

It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble.

07/10/2013

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Man Charged In Connection With Death Of Elderly Man

A man has been arrested in connection with the slaying of an elderly man early Saturday morning. Allen Wayne Yater, 40, was arrested on a capital murder charge late Saturday night.

05/05/2013

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Elderly Dallas Woman Found Dead In Apparent Botched Burglary

A welfare check for an elderly Dallas woman leads police to begin searching for a possible murder suspect.

03/11/2013

Praveen Chandra, Greg  Goodell

Most In Texas Medicaid Are Children Or Elderly

Every odd-numbered year, the Texas health and human services commissioner appears before state lawmakers hungry to cut spending on Medicaid.

02/16/2013

An Intensive Care Unit patient is comforted by her daughter. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

No One Fix To Slow Hospital Readmission Epidemic

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

02/10/2013

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Situation Critical For Local Meals On Wheels Organization

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/28/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Woman Set To Die Loses At US Supreme Court

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.

01/07/2013

An elderly job seeker fills out a job application. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Last Defendant In Dallas-Based Scam Gets 10 Years

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.

01/07/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas May Put Elderly, Sickest Inmates In Nursing Homes

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.

10/03/2012

This picture shows a steering wheel, brake pedal, and accelerator. (credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

License Laws For Older Drivers Vary From State To State

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?

09/17/2012

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Police: Pair Of Identity Thieves Targeting North Texas Elderly

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.

KRLD–08/23/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Couple Kept Apart By West Nile Virus

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.

07/25/2012

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