Inspire, Serve, Advocate: The Future of Care and Services for Seniors

This week was LeadingAge’s annual meeting, held in Denver, Colorado. Thousands of aging services professionals, organizations, providers and advocates gathered at the Colorado Convention Center to share ideas about -- and discuss the future of -- senior living and ...

 
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Want Healthy Aging? 93-Year-Old Doctor Recommends Two Things

No matter where you live during your retirement years, Dr. Charles Eugster, age 93, prescribes two simple things for a long, healthy life: work and exercise. His vision is to “prevent impending disaster by encouraging people to be more active, particularly ...

 
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Home Care and Assisted Living: Same Services, Different Location?

Besides the obvious difference in location, the services provided by a home care agency or in assisted living are actually very much the same.

Though some home care providers offer skilled medical care (IV therapy, wound care, checking of vital ...

 
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Who’s In Assisted Living? Reviewing the Latest Stats

If you ever want to learn more about statistics relating to seniors, AgingStats.gov is a great resource. Formally the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, the site houses the Older Americans reports from the year 2000 to current, along with other resource links. Another reputable data source is the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. An April 2012 data brief offers stats on residents living in residential care facilities (like ...

 
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Independent Living: Different Settings, Different Services

High-rise efficiency apartments. Ample 2- and 3-bedroom layouts at a CCRC (continuing care retirement community). Large, customizable homes within developing active adult communities. Independent living encompasses a wide variety of options, both in terms of settings and services available, that ...

 
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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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Assisted Living Services 101

Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, transferring (in and out of bed or in and out of a wheelchair, for example), using the bathroom, taking medications. Walking to meals or activities, transportation to doctor’s appointments, laundry and housekeeping: these ...

 
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National Study to Cover Adult Day Services

Though adult day services is still not the most popular senior care option, it is nonetheless an important one, and one that may gain wider recognition in the coming months.

This year, for the first time ever, the National Study ...

 
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Checking In: 2012 Senior Care Trends

At the beginning of a new year, everyone’s looking at trends to come. This Senior Housing News post, published in January 2012, listed what industry experts expected to be the top ten trends for aging services; among them, higher acuity ...

 
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More Senior Living Communities Offer “Transition Services”

A retirement community may be the ideal destination for your golden years, but if you can’t sell your home, you’re stuck.

Many boomers and seniors find themselves in this predicament on account of the housing market slump and ...

 
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