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Health and Wellness

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research, news and public awareness efforts related to health and wellness. The more the public is aware of issues affecting elders, the better we can take action to make sure each elder has the quality care and quality life that they deserve.

2/3/2016
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Be sure to wash your hands on Sunday before any high-fives at a Super Bowl party, says a Cornell University economist who found that geographical area...
2/1/2016
As nutritional science continues to show connections between successful aging and specific foods, senior living dining executives upgrade and expand m...
2/1/2016
Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Need to Know
At a time when assistive technology devices are being developed to assist aging seniors, family caregivers continue to rely on people and online infor...
2/1/2016
cheatsheet, Featured Magazine Articles, Health and Wellness, Research, Wellness Program
Caring for residents in the 21st century requires monitoring the latest research on the science of aging and keeping up with trends in what it means t...
1/26/2016
The Administration for Community Living is hosting a webinar next month “Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging w...
1/20/2016
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Reports
Senior living communities could reduce emergency department visits by implementing telemedicine, according to a new study published in Telemedicine an...
1/13/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
U.S. healthcare costs are disproportionately concentrated among older adults with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations, with disparit...
1/5/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The White House Conference on Aging has released its final report from a year-long dialogue with older Americans, families, caregivers, and advocates ...
12/21/2015
The United States needs to strengthen its efforts to better protect the country from new infectious diseases, according to a new study that found stat...
12/14/2015
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The pressure that the aging of America places on the nation is not evenly distributed among all states, according to a new report on healthiest states...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging offers a free toolkit to spur healthy aging and research participation by older adults. NIA, along with the Centers fo...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansi...
12/9/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The majority of residents living in residential care communities, or 53 percent, are age 85 and older, show the latest data from the 2014 National Stu...
11/23/2015
Health and Wellness, Health Care
U.S. spending on healthcare continues its slow growth rate with an increase of 3.6 percent in 2013 – the lowest growth rate in 50 years, according to ...
11/17/2015
Scientists have developed an experimental medication that aids in ameliorating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing down the aging process. T...
11/17/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care
The Centers for Disease Control offers a free, downloadable flu app called FluView, showing flu-like illness activity levels across the United States,...
11/12/2015
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Early treatment of people 65 and older who are hospitalized with the flu with antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduc...
11/4/2015
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking for feedback on a proposal to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, incl...
11/4/2015
Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the use of antipsy...
10/20/2015
Health and Wellness, Medicare, Medication Management
Consumers can expect to see changes in Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP), according to new analysis released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and ...
10/6/2015
The Pan American Health Organization, which is the World Health Organization’s agency for the Americas, has adopted a regional plan of action on demen...
9/30/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Bed Handles Inc. has once again announced a recall of its adult portable bed handles due to serious entrapment and strangulation hazards as it has rec...
9/23/2015
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
A panel of the Food and Drug Administration has voted to recommend approval of a new flu vaccine designed for older adults. It would be the first s...
9/15/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A large, national clinical trial to study the effect of resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease found that a biomark...
8/20/2015
The Dementia Action Alliance has a released a new report outlining language use related to dementia, noting that these words currently used to describ...
8/11/2015
Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The National Council on Aging is offering a webinar Aug. 13 on new resources and tools to use in falls prevention efforts and for Falls Prevention Awa...
8/11/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
US Against Alzheimer’s, the Mayo Clinic and two universities have been approved for a three-year contract of up to $1.56 million by the Patient-Center...
8/11/2015
End of Life, Engage, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Volunteers are needed for clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s and related research. To find out more, click on a trial name below and contact the ...
8/5/2015
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Administration for Community Living is offering a new online suite of resources related to brain health, including dementia care. The ACL’s Bra...
7/21/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Errors on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study from Rush University re...