Texas senior health rankings spotlight strengths, challenges

The United Health Foundation recently ranked Texas No. 31 in health. The foundation also ranked the states on senior health, where Texas ranked 41st among the states. The state’s challenges include more than 11 percent of seniors living in poverty and the prevalence of households with food insecurity, meaning inconsistent access to adequate food. Texas … Continue reading Texas senior health rankings spotlight strengths, challenges

Improved palliative, hospice care may be a factor in lower Medicare spending

Health care costs have grown faster than the U.S. economy for most of the past 50 years. Costs are on a trajectory to account for nearly 20 cents out of every $1 spent by 2020. Therefore, it was a stunning development when the Congressional Budget Office estimated Medicare spending would be $1,000 lower per beneficiary … Continue reading Improved palliative, hospice care may be a factor in lower Medicare spending

Scott & White Hospice Thrift Store brings gently-used items, hope to community

When the Scott & White Hospice Thrift Store opened in May 2000, the purpose was to support the needs of hospice patients and to provide a place for families to donate cherished treasures after a loved one died. But in the years since its founding, Susan Robison and her staff of employees and volunteers have … Continue reading Scott & White Hospice Thrift Store brings gently-used items, hope to community