National Survey Reveals What Seniors Want

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What do seniors want? And what does our country need to meet their demands? The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partnered with UnitedHealthcare and USA Today to examine ...

 
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New Government Standards for Culturally Sensitive Senior Care

“A broader definition of culture” is one of the updates recently made to CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services), a set of standards introduced in the year 2000 by the Department of Health and Human Services. Per this McKnight’s Long-Term ...

 
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Why We Need Age-Friendly Communities, and How We Get Them

AARP is on the move, and they want age-friendly communities. This Huff/Post50 interview with Amy Levner (AARP’s manager of education on livable communities) may be from last spring, but the message is just as timely as ever -- ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 1/16/13 Recap: Eldercare Around the World

This Wednesday, a lively dialogue among our 36 attendees offered a much broader perspective of senior and caregiving issues than usual: eldercare around the world. In the hour-long conversation, we found that while some countries are unique in their eldercare programs ...

 
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The Future of Assisted Living: Support Services for Mental Illness

As the numbers of assisted living residents with mental illness increases, so does the need for specialized services, says this new article from SeniorHousingNews.

According to the piece, the Institute of Medicine estimates “one in five of the older adult ...

 
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No Boomer Business Boost for Senior Living?

We hear about boomers and the aging population all the time, but did you know that their dramatic rise in numbers won’t do much in terms of fueling growth in the senior living industry?

That’s what this new ...

 
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Census Data: Snapshot of Today’s Baby Boomers

The baby boomers represent a large segment of today’s population, and their numbers (along with seniors) will continue to dominate in the years to come.

As of 2006, there were 77,980,296 baby boomers; in 2030, Census data indicates that 57,793,195 U.S. citizens ...

 
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Assisted Living Should Reach Out to Men, Says Washington Post

Currently, only 26% of assisted living residents are male, as per the National Center for Assisted Living. Although the ratio is not likely to change anytime soon – researchers say women will continue to outlive men – the total number of older men ...

 
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Assisted Living Growth, Nursing Home Decline Presents New Challenges

Fewer Americans are choosing nursing homes for senior care, even as the number of older citizens is dramatically increasing: census data indicates an 18.1% increase among those ages 65-69, and an 8.7% jump in the 70+ age range, while a Brown University report ...

 
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Where Are Seniors Retiring?

BX’s Senior Housing Industry news reports on the fastest growing retirement locales in the country, citing 2010 Census Bureau data as analyzed by the Brookings Institution.

A look at those in the 65 and older population has revealed an increase of ...

 
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