Compassionate Allowances Initiative

In October of 2008, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the commencement of the national Compassionate Allowances Initiative, a means to expedite the processing of disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe that their conditions obviously meet the Social Security's...

Emergency Rooms for the Elderly

A recent Associated Press article describes a new trend in care for seniors; several hospitals are opening emergency rooms for the elderly. "Older people are not just wrinkly adults. They have totally different needs," says David John, M.D., who runs the geriatric medicine division of the American...