Assisted Living Under Attack

As we learned in last month’s #ElderCareChat discussion on assisted living, this still evolving care category is clouded by confusion and misinformation among consumers and the general public. A recent FRONTLINE special on PBS, titled “Life and Death in ...

 
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Caregiver Face Sheets: Must-Have Information for Emergencies

Your mother is having a stroke. Your husband is having a heart attack. Your grandmother fell and fractured her leg. The last thing you want to be doing in any of these crisis situations is fumbling through wallets, desk drawers ...

 
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Survey Shows Confidence in the Power of Online Health Information

Can a visit to WebMD (or another similar health website) save your life? A new survey from Philips revealed this result: one in 10 Americans said yes. According to the press release that shared the findings, 11 percent of consumers surveyed believe “...

 
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New Tool Reports on Aging Issues from Australia to Zimbabwe

In the US, we hear most often about the needs of seniors in the US alone. Although the needs of our country’s seniors are great (hunger, dementia, elder abuse), what about the aging population around the world?

Enter Global ...

 
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5 Assisted Living “Must-Knows”

In late August, a CBS News video highlighted the 5 things consumers need to know about assisted living. (Access the video and accompanying article here.)

Reporter Rebecca Jarvis covered these major issues:

Getting the facility’s ratings. There is no Zagat ...

 
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One-of-a-Kind Virtual Expo Offers Free Access to Healthcare Experts

The National Family Caregiver Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the National Disability Rights Network are among dozens of organizations who have partnered together for a unique online event, which kicks off at 9am CST ...

 
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How Assistive Technology Benefits Seniors in Assisted Living

Voice-activated power switches, telephone amplifiers, power wheelchairs, grab bars for the shower. These are just a few examples of assistive technology, also known as “adaptive devices,” that benefits seniors who live at home or in assisted living.

The Administration on ...

 
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What All Caregivers Should Have

In a crisis situation, digging through a desk or closet for a loved one’s vital information is the last thing you want to be doing.

This article on MyHealthBridge.com recommends a better way for caregivers: creating a face ...

 
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Health Information Ranks as Third Most Popular Online Search

Checking the scores after the game, watching the latest viral YouTube video, booking a family vacation…people surf the web for any number of reasons. But 80% of searches are for health information, according to data from the Pew Research Center’...

 
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Statistics Snapshot: Who Resides in Assisted Living?

Data posted at The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) website gives insight regarding the population who resides in assisted living communities throughout the US. The information was originally published in the “2009 Overview of Assisted Living”; the report was a ...

 
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