July 2017

posted 07.27.2017
Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place By Amy Herr Introduction The ongoing repeal and replace debate has brought to light something that most Americans are not aware of—the fact that nursing home and other long term services and supports are financed almost entirely by the Medicaid…
posted 07.13.2017
By Alison Biggar The July–August issue of Aging Today has an enlightening “In Focus” section that brings mental health issues in the aging cohort out of the shadows. The section includes an article by Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Professor Jo Anne Sirey who writes about the pervasive stigma…
posted 07.13.2017
By Jo Anne Sirey When accompanying my oldest daughter to her first dentist appointment, I was making small talk with the dentist. She asked what I did for a living. I told her about my research designed to improve the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety among older adults in the…
posted 07.13.2017
By Alison Biggar Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory in Mineola, New York, originally thought managers of nursing homes and other institutions housing older adults would take his simple idea—having people with advanced dementia listen to personalized sets of music via…
posted 07.10.2017
By Kim Callinan and Kimberly Taccini The United States is facing an end-of-life crisis. Our health system ignores people’s values and priorities, and prescribes treatments that rob people of the quality of life they want and deserve. While the overwhelming majority of people say they want to die at…