Senate Bill Would Change Rule for Seniors’ Inpatient Status

Patients are often taken to a hospital and placed in “observation” status. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “observation services are short-term treatments and assessments provided to outpatients to determine whether beneficiaries require further treatment ...

AARP Announces Movies for Grownups© Seal of Approval

For years, AARP has chosen films they deem “movies for grownups” based on the actors, content, or themes. Last month, the organization announced it will chose movies to be awarded the AARP Movies for Grownups© Seal of Approval. The first ...

Nominate an Outstanding Senior Volunteer

When my mother sold her business and retired, I assumed she would take some much-deserved time off. But not long after, she volunteered at the local cat shelter. During her 10 years there, she often took cats to nursing homes for ...

Desirable Senior Living Design Trends for 2014

The  senior living industry has been striving to present innovative design ideas to an ever-increasingly discriminating older adult consumer. Focusing on gourmet-level healthy food options, wellness initiatives, and flexible living layouts, the housing market for seniors is responding to changing ...

Older Adults Retain More Knowledge and Use it Better

We’ve come to accept that older adults experience a cognitive decline as they age because the outcomes of many research studies have shown this to be true. But recent research examines how this data was obtained and casts surprising ...

Senior Living Trend Watch: Making Homes Meet Care Needs

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Eldercare Trends was our theme for the last #ElderCareChat of 2013. A surge in multigenerational homes was a trend that participants viewed as a positive one, and this recent New York Times news article supported it. In ...

Seniors Get Better Surgery Results with “Prehab”

Medical News Today reports on a fascinating new therapy that is safe for, and benefits, pre-surgical seniors: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET), or “prehabilitation.”

The new UK-based study on CPET revealed very positive results for older patients who went through “prehab” ...

Senior Living Trend Watch: Big Investment, Small House

North Hill is at it again: the innovative Massachusetts continuing care retirement community has invested $60 million towards building a “small house,” per a recent Senior Housing News (SHN) article.

What’s the “small house” project all about? Based on the ...

Is “Living Unassisted” the Future of Assisted Living?

That’s what Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Wid Chapman believe. The authors -- a gerontologist and architect, respectively -- of UnAssisted Living:  Ageless Homes for Later Life, see a future where housing better reflects the lifestyle demands and preferences of today’...

What Makes Memory Care Desirable?

Steve Moran, senior housing expert, says the love affair with memory care feels like a gold rush. Perhaps it’s the rapidly rising dementia rates, perhaps it’s the media’s negative portrayals of assisted living and nursing homes, perhaps ...

 
 
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