Ina Jaffe

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Rep. Denham's Immigration Stance May Charm Latino Voters

Monday, November 05, 2018

The president's position on immigration may make things harder for embattled GOP Rep. Jeff Denham in rural California. Denham hopes his moderate stance on immigration will attract Latino voters.


GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Under Indictment, Launches False Attacks On Opponent

Friday, October 12, 2018

The California lawmaker, indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses, is running an ad accusing his Democratic challenger of having terrorist ties and trying to "infiltrate" Congress.


For Older Voters, Getting The Right ID Can Be Especially Tough

Friday, September 07, 2018

Lost birth certificates, name changes and even getting to the DMV can all be challenges when older people try to get a new driver's license in order to vote in states with strict voter ID laws.


Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The VA West Los Angeles Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.


'Dear Doctor' Letters Use Peer Pressure, Government Warning To Stop Overprescribing

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Researchers found that a simple letter to doctors, focusing on their high prescribing rates, reduced their tendency to give risky antipsychotic drugs to their patients, including some with dementia.


HHS Inspector General's Report Finds Flaws And Fraud In U.S. Hospice Care

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Medicare pays more than $16 billion a year for hospice services. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services says hospice patients don't always get the care they're promised.


Actress Marsha Hunt, 100, Has Matters Of Principle

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Born in 1917, she was part of Hollywood's golden age and a survivor of its McCarthy-era blacklist — and emerged on the other side as a humanitarian activist.


Obama Tells Democratic Donors To 'Get Organized' And Register Voters Before Midterms

Friday, June 29, 2018

At an expensive Beverly Hills fundraiser, the former president talked about how to motivate voters to get to the polls. "We have to get systematic about registering voters," he said.


California Primary Rule May Hurt Democrats' Bid To Unseat GOP's Rohrabacher

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A big coup in Democrats' efforts to retake the House would be to defeat California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. But too many Democrats on the ballot may divide the vote — shutting them out of the runoff.


Taking The 'Journey' Through Alzheimer's Together

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Winston and Pansy Green are doing their best to live a normal life. But they've had to adjust to the loss of what Winston calls "little things" day by day and year by year.


GOP Fears It Will Be Shut Out Of California Governor's Race

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Registered Republicans now make up just 25 percent of the state's electorate. If they are divided in this race, a Democrat could claim second place in the state's open primary.


Some Dementia Patients Increasingly Given Antipsychotics, Study Finds

Monday, May 07, 2018

The drugs are intended to treat serious mental illness and are not approved to treat dementia. But the AARP finds more patients living at home or in assisted living facilities are getting them.


Tell Us: Are You Unable To Retire Or Retired But Back To Work?

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

For many Americans, retirement is no longer the long vacation they once imagined. More older adults are in the workforce than ever.


Woman Who Took In Nikolas Cruz Before Parkland Shooting Feared His Interest In Guns

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rocxanne Deschamps, a woman who had opened her home to the alleged high school shooter, told reporters she tried in vain to prevent him from getting firearms. She had been a friend of his mother.


U.S. Immigration Policy Threatens Shake-Up In Home Health Business

Monday, March 05, 2018

At least a million more home aides will be needed in the next decade, U.S. statistics suggest. And about a quarter of today's 3 million aides who help older adults avoid nursing homes are immigrants.


Study Finds 179,000 Nursing Home Residents Needlessly Being Given Antipsychotic Drugs

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A new study from Human Rights Watch finds the residents are being given the drugs despite an FDA warning that they can increase the risk of death for older people with dementia.


Will Age Become An Issue In Dianne Feinstein's Re-Election Campaign?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Critics say Feinstein — the oldest member of the U.S. Senate at 84 — should not run for another six-year term. But an expert says chronological age doesn't tell you much about ability.


Former Vice Female Employees Say They Endured Harassment On The Job

Monday, December 25, 2017

Vice Media is currently embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Several women are saying they endured harassment and groping while on the job.


How The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Americans are maintaining independence thanks to something called Villages — local membership organizations that provide access to services that help older adults stay in their homes as they age. But how is that model being adapted when it comes to mountain communities, like those of rural Plumas County in northern California?


Chicago Neighborhoods Are Trying To Adapt The 'Village Movement' Structure

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In its 17 years, the "village movement" — that aims to let the elderly age in their homes — has taken root mostly in well-off, white communities. Activists are now trying to adapt it to poorer, minority communities, such as the Englewood neighborhood in south Chicago.