February 2017

posted 02.28.2017
By Jim Emerman and Anne Colby One 74 year old man, who is chronically disabled, is running two large organizations, both of which he founded. One provides international relief to disaster areas throughout the world; the other provides health care assessment and support to American Indian…
posted 02.24.2017
Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain remediation to the impact of…
posted 02.23.2017
By Bonnie Brandl Elder abuse affects millions of older adults and the people who love them and care for them. The Elder Justice Roadmap, created by the field for the field and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defines elder abuse as the…
posted 02.21.2017
By Daniel R. Wilson Have you ever helped an older person navigate the complexities of life—arranging transportation to a doctor’s appointment, setting up meals on wheels, or even ensuring they can see a medical professional—only to find out they are alone at home with no family or friends to…
posted 02.13.2017
By Janet Spinelli In order to ensure that nursing facility residents are receiving optimal high quality services in the most appropriate setting consistent with our Olmstead efforts, it is essential that we leverage the long-term care initiatives that are currently underway. Addressing the unique…
posted 02.06.2017
by Jeffrey Tamburo Differences Challenge Assumptions. —Anne Wilson Schaef What comes to mind when you think about getting older? Often it is assumed that with aging comes a host of health problems and limitations. Yet, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (2014), less than one…