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Good hospice care at the end of life can be a godsend to patients and their families, all agree, whether the care comes at home, or at an inpatient facility like this AIDS hospice. Still, oversight of the industry is important, federal investigators say. Bromberger Hoover Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Marsha Hunt played a maid who penned a tell-all memoir opposite Richard Carlson in the 1942 romantic comedy The Affairs Of Martha. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Actress Marsha Hunt, 100, Has Matters Of Principle

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Former President Barack Obama, who spoke to Obama Foundation fellows in May, urged Democrats at a California fundraiser this week to get younger people involved in the process. Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in 2013. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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

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Winston and Pansy Greene at their home in Valencia. Calif. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Taking The 'Journey' Through Alzheimer's Together

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California gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen speaks during the state Republican Party convention in San Diego earlier this month. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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

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Rocxanne Deschamps tells reporters about Nikolas Cruz, the accused Parkland, Fla., school shooter, who lived with her family after his mother died. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Zoila Gutierrez (left) is a student in the Encuentro home health aide class in Albequerque. Though her youngest daughter is a citizen and two older kids are registered under DACA, Gutierrez doesn't have papers, and knows she may have to leave her job and return to Mexico. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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

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

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Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for a Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in December. Critics have raised questions about her age as she runs for re-election. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol and risperidone are FDA-approved for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but can increase the risk of death in older people who have dementia. Bruno Ehrs/Getty Images hide caption

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Risky Antipsychotic Drugs Still Overprescribed In Nursing Homes

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Former Vice Female Employees Say They Endured Harassment On The Job

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People are seen walking past the "You Are Beautiful" sign, an art installation by Matthew Hoffman, in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Nearly half of the people in this African-American neighborhood live below the poverty line, and many seniors have no idea there are public services that might help them. Kristen Norman/NPR hide caption

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Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

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