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Healthcare & Aging

Monthly Archive (Physical Health)

posted 09.29.2017
One unexpected benefit to the success of this Short-Term Housing & Respite program is the reduction in the recidivism rate of older adults’ return to the streets while in a heightened med­ically vulnerable state. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Some people who are eligible for Medicare home healthcare services are not getting post-discharge care at home for a different reason: they reject it outright. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Ap­proximately 10 million people ages 65 and older live in rural America and a quarter of older Amer­icans live in a small town or other rural area. Read More
posted 09.27.2017
Almost half of opioid deaths are due to prescribed medications. Opioids include prescription oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and others, as well as illicit and more potent drugs like heroin and synthetic fentanyl. Read More
posted 09.27.2017
Facing unprecedented damage pending passage (or partial adoption) of “Repeal and Replace” legislation being advanced in Congress, many of the nation’s 5.2 million American Indians will suffer even more than most other rural Americans, who will also suffer terribly if they lose... Read More
posted 09.14.2017
Seniors are among the populations most susceptible to the negative impacts of disease-related malnutrition. In fact, the elderly account for the majority of malnutrition cases in US. Read More
posted 09.13.2017
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050. To help educate about and combat Alzheimer’s, ASA is pleased to introduce a special supplement to Generations, “Supporting People with Dementia... Read More
posted 07.13.2017
Mental health emerges from the shadows, taking control at end of life, hotels for housing, small miracles through music and connecting the ages, and more. Read More
posted 07.13.2017
Once depression is detected, older adults face several barriers to mental health care, but attitude is one of the most significant. Many older adults not only perceive stigma from the community, but also self-stigmatize. Often they feel that they cannot be open about their depression, fearing that... Read More
posted 07.10.2017
Without clear information about options and outcomes, however, millions of Americans submit to end-of-life care that inflicts needless suffering—even after such care no longer provides a path back to health. Read More

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