CARE Act to Offer Essential Support to Caregivers

We often hear about serious gaps in senior healthcare. Many occur when an older adult is hospitalized then released to a rehab facility or to return home. Although conscientious medical providers do try to coordinate care with transitioning patients and ...

#ElderCareChat 7/16/14 Recap: Aging in Place and Universal Design

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants discussed aging in place and universal design. In regards to where and how we want to age -- and provide care for those who are aging -- participants discussed existing and ...

Watch Your Back: Help for Heavy Lifting Tasks

When younger, I regularly lifted weights and considered myself fairly strong. But as I recently lugged five 40-pound bags of water softener salt to my basement, it was a sorry reminder that this aging body isn’t up to the ...

#ElderCareChat 7/2/14 Recap: What You Need to Know About Health IT

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 participants discussed the amazing benefits of existing and emerging health tech tools, and learned more about health IT from our top-notch guest experts, Nadine Robin (@HITNadine) and Jamie Martin (@LHCQF1) of the Louisiana Health Care ...

3-D Printer Creates Food Seniors Can Swallow

You may have heard of the astonishing products that can now be produced by three-dimensional (3D) printers. Guns that actually fire have been designed, printed, and constructed. But guns created on these machines are such a great safety concern that ...

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 ...

 
 
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