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Healthcare & Aging

Monthly Archive (Physical Health)

posted 05.18.2018
Nursing homes are roughly divisible into three strata: a narrow top level with a consistent focus on residents’ well-be­ing, a large mid­­dle level characterized by low-energy mediocrity and a bottom level emphasizing cost-cutting for a presumably captive clientele. 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
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
We talk much less about people who were doing fine until they weren’t, people who had career choices, good jobs and decent incomes, until the wheels came off in their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
How one gerontologist’s way of thinking shifted parallel to changes in feminist philosophy and its embrace of intersectionality. Read More
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. Read More
posted 01.24.2018
Policies that limit immigration could worsen existing shortages of direct care workers across long-term-care settings. Read More
posted 01.09.2018
The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for assistance. Many individuals try to pass, pretending to participate yet avoiding situations that would force them to admit their visual difficulty. Read More
posted 12.11.2017
At the state level, many legacy Medicaid IT systems are old, with limited options for advanced care coordination. The dependence of many AAAs on these legacy systems makes it unlikely that most will be able to innovate to their maximum capacity unless and until they develop a business... Read More

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