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The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Aging & Healthcare in Rural America: Overlooked Needs, Quiet Strength

posted 09.28.2017

By Cindy Padilla 

Rural America defies easy definition. It is large and diverse, geographically, ethnically and culturally. In 2010, rural America was home to approximately 20 percent of the U.S. popu­lation, yet about 95 percent of U.S territory is still officially designated as rural. Rural America is generally poorer than its urban neighbors, plays an important role in national issues like agriculture and energy, is frequently ignored politically and is aging—even more quickly than the rest of the country.


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Rural Older Adults Hit Hard by Opioid Epidemic

posted 09.27.2017

By William F. Benson and Nancy Aldrich

Rural older adults are dying from the opioid epidemic at a higher rate than older adults in the nation as a whole, yet fewer than one in 10 opioid treatment centers are located in rural America, and many rural first responders are not trained to administer life-saving medica­tions for overdose.


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ASA Welcomes Abandonment of Graham-Cassidy Vote

posted 09.26.2017

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato and Public Policy Committee Chair Bill Benson sent the following message to ASA members today welcoming the news that the latest and least acceptable effort to replace the Affordable Care Act will not move foward.

Reframing Aging: Gaining Momentum

Reframing Aging: Gaining Momentum

Here We Go Again! Stop Final Effort to Kill ACA

posted 09.19.2017

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato and Public Policy Committee Chair Bill Benson have sent a call to action to ASA members concerning the latest effort in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The text of the message follows.

We call on our members with Republican senators to make immediate contact with their senator’s office to urge these senators to oppose any effort to pass the so-called Cassidy-Graham Amendment (formally, the Cassidy-Graham Heller-Johnson Amendment to H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act of 2017”).

Spotting Malnutrition Among Seniors

posted 09.14.2017

By Debra BenAvram

What does malnutrition look like? It might be very different than you think. In fact, all too frequently, it looks a lot like my dad.

Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community

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.


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From Research to Standard Practice: Advancing Proven Programs to Support Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia

Evidence-based support services can make a real difference in the daily lives of people with dementia and their family caregivers, but they are not widely available in communities. Read the new paper by AARP Public Policy Institute’s Lynn Friss Feinberg, immediate Past Board Chair of ASA, to learn what is known about these effective programs, and what needs to be done to more rapidly scale them up.

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