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...

By ELIZABETH KELLAR BONITA SPRINGS — Imagine going months, weeks, or maybe even years without a single friendly touch. For the elderly, that's not uncommon, said Fern Ritacca, president and founder of Healing Through Touch, a service that specializes in holistic and alternative services for the senior...

Local members of the Sandwich Generation recently learned ways on how to approach difficult subjects with aging parents. Jewish Community Services of South Florida recently presented the discussion, "Role Reversal: How to Care for Aging Parents As Their Needs Change Over Time," at two synagogues, Temple...

TALLAHASSEE - Advocates for the elderly were crushed earlier this year when – after Gov. Rick Scott and top lawmakers vowed to better protect the 80,000 residents of assisted living facilities – no legislation was passed. Months of reports in the Miami Herald of people dying...

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and 15.2 million family and friends provide 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer's and dementia – care valued at $210.5 billion, according to the Alzheimer's Association. It is these hours of caregiving that add...

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Rural health providers across the nation will receive more than $10.4 million to provide direct health care services to their communities. The funding announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be used to meet a broad...

Pain is at best unpleasant. At its worst, it can wreak havoc on a life and diminish not just a physical presence, but the emotional and spiritual core of what defines a person. In an attempt to gain a foothold in the catastrophic effects of prescription-drug...