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posted 11.22.2016
For the first time in decades, older adults at the Senior Wellness Center have access to dental services as part of their holistic care needs. Thanks to the West’s ongoing commitment to older adults, West Health will continue to fuel and advance innovative ways to ensure more older adults... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
Extending back to the debates around the creation of Medicare and Medicaid and continuing through to the more recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) discussions, oral health has consistently been left out of policy proposals aimed at improving the health and well­being of America’s older adults... Read More
posted 11.14.2016
Given established health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as non-LGBTQ older adults, it is important to ensure the care provided in long-term-care settings is supportive to sexual and gender minorities, and sensitive to their unique needs and... Read More
posted 11.01.2016
The healthcare system is in transition from more is better, to better is better; from organizational incentive to system incentive; and from “my patient” to “our population.” This transition amplifies the need to strengthen a network of multiple provider types, payers and... Read More
posted 09.12.2016
In the face of skyrocketing demand, guaranteed economic hardship is not an effective recruitment strategy. Read More
posted 08.30.2016
It is our experience that in changing culture, language provides the anchor for all care partners, managers, board members and funders and, in so doing, truly matters. Read More
posted 08.08.2016
Our society must learn to value caregiving—or existing health and financial inequities among paid and unpaid caregivers will remain. Read More
posted 07.07.2016
A 2015 ProPublica investigation reported 37 incidents of long-term-care employees sharing photos or videos of residents on social media, without the resident’s consent. Read More
posted 06.29.2016
The invisibility of LGBT older adults is being challenged by cross-generational efforts to transform society through interventions that embrace kin, caregivers, and communities. Read More
posted 06.08.2016
Our new labor market requires stakeholders begin to compete for direct care workers through higher pay, benefits, predictable hours, training, and support. Read More

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