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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.

12/6/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, News
Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.
12/6/2016
Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.
11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, News, Reports, Research
Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabe...
11/16/2016
The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focus...
11/1/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, News
A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and e...
11/1/2016
Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to in...
11/1/2016
As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study ...
10/13/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News, Research
People around the world are living longer than in any time in human history, but new research says we’ve hit the upper limits of longevity. Dr. Jan Vi...
10/13/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Research
Older adults are more willing than younger people to take medical risks if they perceive the benefits to be high, according to a new study published i...
10/4/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Researchers estimate that up to 60 percent of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease also have Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
9/28/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Reports, Research
According to the report, currently only half of those in high income countries and one in 10 or less in low and middle income countries have received ...
9/7/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News
At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival, visitors to the IBM Cognitive Studio were asked to respond to three questions. The results showed that out of...
9/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Knowledge Management, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News
The Health and Human Services Department is seeking public input on its efforts to make it easier for patients’ medical records to follow them through...
8/25/2016
All States, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News, Reports, Research, Resident and Family Services
The proportion of the population age 65 and over greatly varies by state, with Florida home to the highest percentage of people in that age bracket, a...
8/18/2016
Advocacy, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Legislation, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Regulations
This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner, urging the league to establish an indepen...
8/11/2016
Senior care advocate Chris Orestis has released an e-book “A Survival Guide to Aging,” exploring strategies for aging successfully and addressing the ...
8/11/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, News
A positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when facing stressful situations, according to new research from North Carolina Stat...
8/2/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Health and Wellness, Strategy
Intergenerational programs are taking shape around the country as more colleges and communities are experimenting with bringing the nation’s young and...
7/13/2016
C-TAC is hosting the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care – the premier event for visionaries in advanced illness care who are actively reshaping ...
6/29/2016
Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for se...
6/29/2016
Engage, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Eli Lilly has worked for nearly 30 years on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease by focusing on a protein called tau but is changing its tactics in hopes for...
6/23/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Health and Wellness, Legislation, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16. The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA...
6/2/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Senior Living Options, Wellness Program
Vermont reigns as the healthiest state for older adults, according to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, followed by New Hampshire, Min...
6/2/2016
cheatsheet, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Research, Resident and Family Services, Senior Living Options, Wellness Program
Total spending on healthcare for a family of four with employer-sponsored health insurance will rise to more than $25,000 in 2016, according to the Mi...
6/2/2016
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Technology & Informatics, Research, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure, Wellness Program
Argentum is pleased to partner with Aging2.0 to conduct the 2016 Senior Care Innovation & Technology Use Survey to advance a greater understanding abo...
6/2/2016
Facts and Figures, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Research
Seventy-year-old women are at a greater risk of falling compared to men, according to new research published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Ter...
5/25/2016
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Research
Hurricane season is here. After a disaster, it’s common for families and individuals to feel stress and anxiety over their health and safety and this ...
5/25/2016
cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Education
US Against Alzheimer’s is urging advocates of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to tell the U.S. Postal Service that it’s time to stamp out the a...
5/19/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicare, Research, Wellness Program
The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward go...
5/19/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Research, Wellness Program
Chronological age has almost no role in accounting for differences in older adults’ health and well-being, according to a new study out of the Univers...