Monthly Archive (Generations)
A first-person peek at state-level advocacy, from someone wedged between lobbyists and legislators.
By Herb Sanderson
Pushing a boulder uphill: that’s what it often feels like when advocating for improvements to long-term-care services and supports in the community at the... Read More
Bob Kafka is a disability activist and organizer for ADAPT, an advocacy organization for and by people of all ages and disability types. Long a person with quadriplegia, he is also older than sixty-five. Generations Guest Editor Rosalie Kane recently spoke with Kafka about his work and... Read More
Thirty Years of HCBS: Moving Care Closer to Home
Rosalie Kane, Guest Editor
It’s hard to believe Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) have been around for thirty years. Our Spring issue of Generations celebrates that milestone with an in-depth perspective, and is dedicated to Dick Ladd... Read More
Channeling points to a basic question about care: What is the best way to provide long-term services and supports for an aging America?
By Robert Applebaum
Despite long-standing concerns about quality, by the early 1970s, nursing homes had become the dominant mode of publicly funded... Read More
By Rosalie A. Kane
We are progressing to where the norm for long-term services
and supports is that they are based at home and in the
community—with nursing homes being the rare-choice alternative.
In 1982, the first Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver... Read More
A case scenario demonstrates the effectiveness of the
pharmacist’s role in improving patient outcomes.
By Lisa C. Hutchison and Ashley Castleberry
Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex and challenging. Of the several ways to improve prescribing in this age group, the... Read More
Slow Medicine is a philosophy and a set of principles and practices meant to help elders, families, friends, and caregivers face aging and decline in late life.
By Dennis McCullough
A scene in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, written more than a century ago, illustrates... Read More
Medications and Aging
Thomas Clark, Generations Guest Editor
Medications play critical roles in older people's lives. They can prolong life, help manage chronic disease, and improve quality of life. But as older adults age, their chronic conditions frequently increase. This can lead to... Read More
The benefits and risks of drug therapy are different for
older people. This primer explains how and why.
By Emily P. Peron and Christine M. Ruby
Medications are among the most common types of therapy used by older adults. The goals of medication use in older adults are ... Read More
By Rabbi Richard F. Address
As you read this, somewhere a man or woman is sitting alone in their car, having just left their spouse—a life partner who resides in a long-term-care facility for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Navigating traffic, he or she decides the time has come to... Read More
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