Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into quality of care in nursing homes, Social Security statistics and Medicare Advantage plans.
Many older Americans and people with disabilities living in nursing homes benefit from the care of dedicated leadership and staff members devoted to the health, flourishing and overall well-being of their residents, notes this report from the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging: Families' and residents' right to know: uncovering poor care in America's nursing homes. The report continues: "Investigative reporting, however, continues to identify facilities that fall short of the care standards required of every one of our nation's nursing homes. In such facilities, some residents have experienced outright neglect, such as going without proper nutrition or languishing in filthy conditions. Some older adults and people with disabilities have even experienced physical abuse, sexual assault and premature death.
"Alarmingly, recent state survey findings reveal a number of such cases. Over the course of several years, at just one facility in Pennsylvania, documented instances include an unnecessary hospitalization resulting from an avoidable pressure sore, an escaped resident with dementia, mismanagement of medications, unsanitary shower and bathroom areas and uncleaned oxygen tubes.Further, a years-long investigation conducted by PennLive revealed an unsettling pattern of poor care in select Pennsylvania nursing homes involving improper wound care, insect infestations, supply shortages and more.
Unfortunately, these are not the only instances of drastically substandard care. This report examines federal oversight of our nation's consistently poor-performing nursing homes. Read more in Families' and residents' right to know: uncovering poor care in America's nursing homes.
More from the latest retirement-related research:
Institute for the Study of Labor: Impact of Increased Long-Term Care Insurance Payments on Employment and Wages in Formal Long-Term Care
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: Labour supply of older people in advanced economies: the impact of changes to statutory retirement ages
UK Department of Work and Pensions: Workplace pension participation and saving trends: 2008 to 2018
AARP Public Policy Institute: The New Medicaid Waivers: Coverage Losses for Beneficiaries, Higher Costs for States
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: CMS Could Use Medicare Data To Identify Instances of Potential Abuse or Neglect and Incidents of Potential Abuse and Neglect at Skilled Nursing Facilities Were Not Always Reported and Investigated
U.S. Government Accountability Office: Elder Justice: Goals and Outcome Measures Would Provide DOJ with Clear Direction and a Means to Assess Its Efforts
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: Do Benefit Cuts Encourage Public Employees to Leave?; Women, Marriage, and the National Retirement Risk Index; and The Implications of Social Security's Missing Trust Fund
Journal of the American Medical Association: Early Adoption of New Supplemental Benefits by Medicare Advantage Plans
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: Do States Adjust Medicaid Enrollment in Response to Capitation Rates? Evidence from the Medicare Part D Clawback
National Bureau of Economic Research: Distributional Effects of Education on Health
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