A civil rights investigation by the Justice Department charges that the State of Florida has been unnecessarily institutionalizing hundreds of children by placing children with disabilities in nursing facilities designed for elderly patients in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Hundreds of children are currently...

By David Morgan WASHINGTON | (Reuters) - The Medicare debate promises to be front and center in this fall's presidential campaign, as not just seniors but aging baby boomers focus on retiree healthcare. Recent polling data shows that the issue resonates with boomers in key swing states....

By Diane C. Lade, Staff writer Finally, there has been a state funding increase for Florida's Community Care for the Elderly, one of the first programs in the country focused on keeping seniors at home and out of more expensive nursing facilities. The extra $1 million approved...

By Karla Bowsher, Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County is now serving free meals to select seniors. The county's Division of Senior Services has partnered with the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program to offer free or reduced-priced meals to participants enrolled at the county's adult day...

By Diane C. Lade, Staff writer An emergency hospital visit often equals long waits and noisy controlled chaos, an atmosphere particularly hard on older patients. But Memorial Regional Hospital South is trying something new: giving seniors an emergency room of their own. The Hollywood health-care facility is...

By Danielle Berger, CNN Lake Mary, Florida (CNN) -- Shortly after joining the Lake Mary Police Department in 2007, Zach Hudson was dispatched to the home of two elderly women. What he saw left him appalled. The two women -- a mother in her 90s and a daughter...

JACKSONVILLE -- After a failed attempt to pass legislation to protect the frail and elderly in assisted-living facilities, industry experts reconvened in Jacksonville Monday with the hope of hammering out measures to curb abuse while appeasing the powerful long-term care industry. The panel was appointed by...