May 2020

posted 05.29.2020
Editor’s Note: This past January, ASA surveyed its members about what it takes to be a leader in the field of aging, what members would like to learn about how to develop leadership knowledge, skills and abilities, and who best personifies leadership. ASA members identified respected leaders in…
posted 05.21.2020
By Toby S. Edelman In 2018, Skyline Healthcare collapsed. The New Jersey–based company had owned and managed a handful of nursing facilities until 2016 or 2017, when it rapidly expanded and began to manage facilities across the country. Primarily these were facilities that large nursing home chains…
posted 05.11.2020
By Bob Blancato Currently, up to one in two older adults is malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Yet, mal­nutrition is not systematically screened for, assessed, diagnosed or treated in the U.S. healthcare system. As 2019 ended and the World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Aging began…
posted 05.11.2020
By Ben F. Belton Editor’s Note: AARP Thought Leadership and International drives the creation of a marketplace for new ideas by advancing emerging issues, challenges the status quo and inspires new solutions that empower people around the world to make the most of a longer and healthier life. The…
posted 05.10.2020
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living and The SCAN Foundation fund the Aging and Disability Business Institute, led by the Na­­­­­­­tional Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The mission of the Aging and Disability Business Institute is to…
posted 05.09.2020
    By Lisa Marsh Ryerson Editor’s Note: This column, “Aging While…” is sponsored by AARP Public Policy Institute. It will focus on creating and advancing innovative solutions that help older Americans build economic opportunity and social connectedness. Many women ages 50 and older who earn low-…
posted 05.08.2020
By Ruth Katz It is time to bring nursing home quality assurance in the United States into the 21st century. The last evidence-based, scientifically rigorous examination of nursing home quality, “Im­proving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes,” was completed in 1986 by the Institute of Medicine (…
posted 05.07.2020
Editor’s note: This past January, ASA surveyed its members about what it takes to be a leader in the field of aging, what members would like to learn about how to develop leadership knowledge, skills and abilities, and who best personifies leadership. ASA members identified respected leaders in…
posted 05.01.2020
By Anne Montgomery Later in life, if you become functionally disabled or frail and it’s no longer easy to live at home, you may want to move to a place that honors your independence and meets your needs for supportive daily care. For most of us, the first choice would not be a nursing home. But…