Ina Jaffe Ina Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Culver City, Calif.

After Years Of Wrangling, VA To Provide Vets Housing On West LA Campus

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/382326954/382326955" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House Rule On Social Security Funding Causes Controversy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377385791/377385792" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

AARP Members Tour Cutting Edge Tech Show

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/376045562/376660105" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/373128440/373128441" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto.com

Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/372511329/372526949" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Marian Grunwald (from left), Earl Elfstrom and Verna Matheson bounced a balloon back and forth with nursing assistant Rick Pavlisich on Dec. 13, 2013, at an Ecumen nursing home in Chisago City, Minn. Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune, Minneapolis St. Paul hide caption

toggle caption
Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune, Minneapolis St. Paul

This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/368539057/369667374" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

NPR's analysis of government data found that harsh penalties are almost never used when nursing home residents get unnecessary drugs of any kind. Owen Franken/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
Owen Franken/Corbis

Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/368538773/369536841" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Antipsychotic drugs aren't necessary in the vast majority of dementia cases, gerontologists say. The pills can be stupefying and greatly raise the risk of falls — and hip fracture. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/368524824/369276355" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/361676974/361676975" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mountains of "little blue pills" and their chemical kin have transformed the way many people think about sex and aging. Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/347109319/347151248" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Federal prosecutors allege two nursing homes in California have "persistently and severely overmedicated elderly and vulnerable residents." Antipsychotic drugs like risperidone, also known as Risperdal, can be dangerous for elderly people, but are frequently prescribed to nursing home patients. JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/346137537/346137538" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/332205105/332205106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Study: Older Americans Aim To Stay Independent In Their Homes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/331299003/331299004" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lively is a sensor that can be attached to a pill box, keys or doors. It lets people know whether aging parents are taking their medicines or sticking to their routines. Courtesy of Lively hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Lively

Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/329847556/329884159" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript