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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 03.19.2017
We all need to double (and triple) our advocacy and education about the benefits of healthcare (and other at-risk) services and programs and about the impact of their repeal, modification or funding cuts. For ASA members, this means taking the time to educate your congressional delegation about... Read More
posted 03.10.2017
When rates of preventable deaths by cause are mapped, as The Washington Post did in November 2016, the maps look much like the map of the recent presidential election. States that voted for Donald Trump appear to have a higher percentage of preventable deaths than those states that voted for... Read More
posted 03.10.2017
It is no secret that Republicans want to move decisions out of Washington. On the table are block grants for Medicaid, premium support for Medicare and relying more upon private insurance. The congressional leadership, backed by an amenable Administration, may well be able to move forward in all... Read More
posted 03.09.2017
These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement. Read More
posted 03.09.2017
The American people should not be fooled. If Social Security or Medicare is transformed, it will be for ideological reasons. The result will be less adequate coverage for all of us, but especially, our most vulnerable fellow citizens. Read More
posted 03.09.2017
Aging service providers have an essential role to play in ensuring the well-being, vitality and quality of life of individuals, families and communities. Yet if they are to flourish in a rapidly changing social, political and economic environment, it is essential that leaders of these organizations... Read More
posted 02.21.2017
Written by the late Gene Cohen and his wife, Wendy Miller, the book Sky Above Clouds explores the power of creativity in facing challenges and managing loss and adversity in later life. Read More
posted 01.27.2017
“We developed a number of contractual arrangements with local hospitals, health plans, and medical practices to embed our staff in their facilities, and collaborate in engaging older adults in the work we do.” Read More
posted 01.27.2017
Social service agencies must realize they bring value to the table and have that confidence coming into the conversation. Read More
posted 01.11.2017
The good news is that in recent years, the topic of caregiving has gotten more public attention than ever before. The bad news is that too many caregivers work in isolation with little recognition or support from others. Read More

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Gerontological Nursing: Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada Event Details
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