The Washington Post

What’s Behind the Criticism of Hospice? Is It Fair?

Hospice is facing unprecedented public criticism. In recent months, The Washington Post has published at least four highly critical articles, alleging widespread instances of poor care and fraud. In June, The Huffington Post published a long investigative piece largely targeting the practices of the for-profit hospice operator  Vitas Healthcare Corp. What’s this about? How did a movement aimed at comforting the [...]

By |2014-09-11T17:37:44-04:00September 11th, 2014|End of life|8 Comments

Villages: A Key Piece to the Aging in Place Puzzle

Today, The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News jointly published an article I wrote on aging in place villages--an important element in the effort to help seniors remain in their communities.  There are close to 50 villages now operating around the country, and at least 600 communities interested enough to send representatives to workshops held over the past year by the non-profit community development group NCB Capital [...]

By |2010-02-09T15:05:17-05:00February 9th, 2010|family caregivers, Senior housing|1 Comment

Long-term Care In the U.S. and Europe

Why can't The Washington Post ever get it right when it comes to long-term care. Its latest self-embarrassment came with a piece it ran today comparing elder care in the U.S. with similar assistance in France and the U.K. According to the author, a psychologist named Sara Mansfield Taber, elderly women in England and France receive far better care than the writer's mother [...]