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Aging in Community

Monthly Archive (Community-Based Programs)

posted 07.06.2018
An analysis of the impacts of mass incarceration on the African American community and on the cohort’s long-term health consequences. Read More
posted 06.14.2018
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
While some policymakers and advocates say we cannot sustain programs that invest in an aging population, while also supporting the education and development of younger generations, others listen to what most Americans believe: It’s not a fight, it’s a family. Read More
posted 05.10.2018
The call for community-based organizations to become more business savvy has become nearly dogma in the field of managed care. Read More
posted 05.10.2018
Mortality from stroke has decreased substantially in the past two decades, but acute ischemic stroke hospitalization rates have increased, as have stroke risk factors and the prevalence of people who have three to five risk factors. Read More
posted 05.10.2018
People’s strong preference for aging in place and the growing need for states to save money on institutional care have fueled a variety of federal initiatives to “rebalance” from institutional care to home- and community-based services. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should... Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More

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