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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.

7/22/2014
The Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of...
7/15/2014
California’s 2014-2015 fiscal year budget includes $820,000 of federal funds and legislative authority to implement a three-year Administration on Agi...
7/15/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
U.S. News and World Report has released its 2014 list of best hospitals across the country, including a look at the top hospitals for geriatric care.
7/9/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
Anti elder abuse advocates released a new framework this week for addressing challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution.
7/9/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
Approximately 54 million American adults age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to new data from the National Oste...
7/1/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of materials designed to facilitate conversations with older Americans about brain...
6/25/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
About 80% of survey responders from 12 countries said Alzheimer’s is the condition they most fear experiencing, after cancer. In some countries such a...
6/11/2014
cheatsheet, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
With an eye on reducing the statistic that one-third of adults age 65 and older falls each year, the National Institutes of Health and PCORI announced...
6/11/2014
The Health and Human Services Department is kicking off a campaign dubbed “Recruiting Older Adults into Research” or ROAR to raise research awareness ...
6/11/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Management
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the change of harmful drug interactions. The Food and Drug ...
6/11/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Policy in the States
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law new measures revising the state’s system for criminal background checks and makes significant changes f...
6/3/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Reports
Minnesota tops the list of healthiest states for older adults for the second consecutive year, according to data compiled by UnitedHealth Foundation f...
5/28/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
As part of celebrating Older Americans Month in May, the National Institute on Aging is offering general principles for caregivers of a person with Al...
5/28/2014
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Health and Wellness
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bed Handles Inc. are recalling about 113,000 adult portable bed handles after three women have died after b...
5/13/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Choice, Dining, Engage, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Resident Engagement, Value-Added Amenities and Services
“Olive oil! Where’s the olive oil? I need olive oil!” was one of the many shouts and murmurs heard amid a flash of knives in a sea of dark blue Five S...
5/13/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Reports
Per capita health care spending for older Americans grew 4.1 percent from 2002 to 2010, which is the lowest among any other age groups studied, accord...
5/13/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Managed Risk
The Food and Drug Administration has released a new set of general safety recommendations for patient lifts.
5/6/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Strategy
The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which goes by the peppier CARF International, has issued new standards of quality ap...
5/6/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Department of Health and Human Services has revised and expanded a host of goals and action steps in the new, 2014 update to its National Plan to ...
5/6/2014
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Management, Wellness Program
A group of state medical licensing boards has approved a model telemedicine policy emphasizing the use of video technology during a patient’s inaugura...
5/6/2014
Many seniors with a subtype of Alzheimer’s disease are often misdiagnosed and don’t receive proper treatment. Researchers said of the about 5.2 millio...
4/30/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Social Media
The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is much greater for sufferers of a restless sleep disorder, according to new research....
4/15/2014
Advocacy, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
An exhilarating yet heartbreaking moment in CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley’s career was when she strode on stage to moderate a 2012 p...
4/8/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Resident Engagement
May is Older Americans Month recognizing older Americans for their contributions and to provide them with information to help them stay healthy and ac...
4/1/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Reports, Wellness Program
Fruits like strawberries and mangoes containing flavonol fisetin may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Research from t...
3/25/2014
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
End of life planning can be one of the most difficult discussions to have for any family, but deciding about that care when you are healthy can help t...
3/25/2014
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care
Think you’re too old to donate an organ? Think again! Any age is the right age to sign up to be an organ donor, says the Administration on Aging.
3/25/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A protein may hold the key to who gets Alzheimer’s, reports The New York Times, and it may have to do with stress.
3/19/2014
The intimacy and sexuality of older Americans is a topic of great importance to senior living communities as they work to ensure residents are treated...
3/19/2014
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
There could be as many as 16 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2050 at a cost of $1.2 trillion with women at a much higher risk of ...