January 2016

posted 01.27.2016
By Crystal McGaha Holistic Quality of Life assessment is a vital aspect of geriatric care management, as geriatric care managers seek to understand the complex, interconnected parts of an individual, considering physical, mental, spiritual, and social factors and how they impact the overall…
posted 01.27.2016
By Kim Callinan Kim Callinan will be presenting “Patient Centered Care: Translating Patients’ Wishes Into Federal and State Policy” with Dr. David Grube, National Medical Director at Compassion & Choices and Brian Lindberg, executive director, Consumer Coalition for Quality Health…
posted 01.25.2016
The American Society on Aging offers several opportunities for students and emerging professionals to learn and connect with each other and professionals in the field. We are pleased to offer the following resources to help full-time students attend the 2017 Aging in America Conference. Student…
posted 01.25.2016
By Edgar Cahn My name is Edgar Cahn. Last year, my eldest son and I had our bar mitzvah. At 13, I had refused to have one but in 2014, felt I was ready to undergo the ceremony. So I am 80 going on 14. Being 80 means I have many years to look back on. Being 14 means I have so much to look forward…
posted 01.25.2016
By Julie Sweetland If you are an advocate for aging issues who is wondering whether it matters if you engage on social media, the answer is yes. If you’re an advocate who is wondering whether it matters how you engage on social media, the answer also is yes. Here’s why, from the perspective of…
posted 01.25.2016
By William Benson In 2015, we celebrated policy successes that immeasurably benefit millions of older Americans—the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the…
posted 01.25.2016
By Patricia L. McGinnis For more than 30 years, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a nonprofit advocacy organization in San Francisco, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long-term-care consumers and their family members.…
posted 01.25.2016
By Brooke Hollister, Molly Davies, Pamela M. Mokler and Carrie Graham According to one long-term-care (LTC) ombudsman, an LTC resident named Walter was, “... getting his diapers rationed, and if he ran out, then [he was told] he would be left in his soiled diapers. He saved up his personal needs…
posted 01.21.2016
By Greg Link The Administration for Community Living (ACL) An operating division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that includes the following operating components: Administration on Aging Administration on Disability Administration for Intellectual and…
posted 01.21.2016
Renowned scholar and pioneer in aging research and the field of gerontology, James E. (Jim) Birren, died on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was 97. On Birren's passing, Bob Blancato, ASA Board Chair-Elect, remarked that, "Our field has lost one of the true giants. Jim Birren is recognized as one of…