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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.

8/26/2014
The U.S Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General operates a hotline accepting tips and complaints from healthcare profession...
8/26/2014
Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Three new National Institutes of Health research awards totaling more than $19 million over five years will address the growing proportion of the U.S....
8/19/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
States are taking a closer look at their growing rates of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and moving toward creating statewide plans, si...
8/19/2014
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
Low vitamin D is associated with a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, although it’s unclear whether low doses of the vit...
8/19/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
It was a man named Henry, confined to a wheelchair, slumping and inactive that changed Michael Rossato-Bennett’s life, and in turn the lives of many o...
8/13/2014
The White House along with many advocates of older Americans are gearing up for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
8/13/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The American College of Cardiology has released a free online self-assessment curriculum designed for specialists and other clinicians caring for olde...
8/13/2014
Accreditation group CARF International is asking for input on its proposed new and revised standards for aging services dementia care specialty progra...
8/5/2014
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Senior Living Options
America’s seniors are becoming more proactive in improving their health and while they intend to continue living in their current home, most would tur...
8/5/2014
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Medication Management
The National Diabetes Education Foundation has released a new guide to help adults address the emotional impact of diabetes via education and support ...
7/29/2014
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Joint Commission has released an online educational tool designed to help in reducing infections in long-term care settings such as senior living ...
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 ...