Apple, Bose and Others Pump Up the Volume on Hearing Aid Options, Filling Void Left by FDA
August 31, 2021: Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices. Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue...Read more >
KHN: Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.
April 12, 2021: There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible? That’s the challenge...Read more >
KHN: Covid Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy
March 15, 2021: Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the danger of going to work in the pandemic. When vaccines became available in December, she jumped at the chance to get one. Months ...Read more >
KHN: Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is ‘an Absolute Necessity for Our Well-Being’
March 08, 2021: For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation, according to a growing chorus of long-term care exp...Read more >