It’s that time of year, and Lynne Meagher scarcely has time to talk, running as she does from meetings to telephone to computer and back again. So busy is she that she saves important parts of her work, such as filling in forms and writing...

by Steffany Skelley Gilmer With the rising rates of LGBT Baby Boomers, groups like South Florida’s SunServe have begun to offer LGBT-specific senior gay care, providing social outlets for seniors to get the care they need without having to go back into the closet. "A large LGBTQ population...

Profiles by Stefanie Dell'Aringa Earlier in the year, Nurse.com called upon Florida nurses to take the time to nominate their colleagues for the 2012 Nursing Excellence program. Nominations from across the state that detailed the stellar careers of RNs who put forth amazing efforts every day...

By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON —Phyllis Kaufman is a lifelong Democrat in Tamarac who might vote for Republican Mitt Romney in November, partly because she shares his belief that the new health-care law is a costly giveaway to freeloaders. andra Sullivan is a Republican in...

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...