#ElderCareChat 2/20/13 Recap: Mental Health & Aging Issues

This Wednesday, 37 participants confronted a difficult but nonetheless important subject during our real-time Twitter forum: mental health and aging issues. CDC stats from 2004 say that 67% of nursing home residents have mental disorders. A recent Institute of Medicine report said 1 in 5 ...

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#ElderCareChat to Cover Mental Health & Aging Issues

Last week, we covered a tough topic in assisted living: mental health issues. (Read the post here.) Today at 1pm ET, we will explore that topic in more detail during our bi-monthly #ElderCareChat on Twitter, a forum that we co-moderate ...

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Tough Topics: Assisted Living & Mental Health Issues

Things are not always black and white in assisted living, nor is it all prepared meals, Bingo, and someone else doing the dishes and laundry. There are complex issues facing assisted living staff and providers every day: questions about what ...

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Trend Watch: Issues of Dignity in Senior Care

Progress in reforming the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and other care communities for seniors. Changes to legislation governing important end of life decisions. Dignity violations and Medicare passes. These are current -- and noteworthy -- senior care ...

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National Organization Releases List of Assisted Living Deficiencies

Today’s earlier post spoke to the 5 “must-knows” of assisted living, the essential facts consumers should understand before choosing a community for a loved one or themselves (read it here). A community’s ratings -- or record -- was among ...

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Why New Florida Assisted Living Changed Plans

The neighbors. That’s the main reason that plans are currently on hold for a new multi-million dollar assisted living facility in Titusville, Florida.

According to this Florida Today news article, the man behind the plans is Dr. Ramesh Mathur, ...

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#ElderCareChat 11/21/12 Recap: Future Topic Ideas

As this week’s chat fell on the day before Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give our participants the floor. Of course, we always have great interactions and discussions in every chat, but instead of ...

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Getting Seniors in Assisted Living Out to Vote

Tomorrow, millions of Americans will cast their vote for president, along with a number of other federal, state and local candidates.

Many of us do not even think twice about where, when and how we will vote, but if you ...

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Around the World in Eldercare: The United Nations OEWG on Ageing

In late August, organizations and individuals from all over the world gathered in New York for the Third Session of the OEWG (Open-Ended Working Group) on Ageing.

Established in December 2010 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the group ...

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Books About Aging and Caregiving: What’s On Your List?

I typically devote my reading time to a good mystery, classic literature, or revisiting an old favorite from my childhood or teen years (a time when it seemed my nose was always buried in a book).

Given my passion for ...

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