Aging Today

posted Fri, 2019-07-19 09:47
FEMA introduced its Strategic Plan for 2018–2022, which included a new emphasis on building a culture of preparedness, along with government administrative simplifications to ready America for catastrophes. How can the aging services com­munity learn from these events?
posted Thu, 2019-06-27 18:41
Today’s older adults and people with disabilities rely on an interdependent, oftentimes complex system of formal and informal supports and healthcare to keep them as independent as possible in their own homes.
posted Thu, 2019-06-27 18:41
Health security is a condition in which a nation and its people are prepared for, pro­tected from and resilient to events that can adversely impact health status.
posted Tue, 2019-06-25 16:58
Disasters—are we prepared?, longevity in America; conectores enrich Colorado elders’ lives; exploring retirement and a “good” old age, and more…
posted Wed, 2019-06-19 15:58
Medicare Advantage (MA) has been in existence since 1997 in various iterations, but passage of the February 2018 CHRONIC Care Act affected several key aspects of MA programming.
posted Fri, 2019-06-07 20:19
Most states have no state laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
posted Fri, 2019-06-07 20:19
In my research as a professor of sociology and government and author of the book “Citizen-Protec­tors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline,” I have come to see how social isolation, loneliness and the demands of masculinity, plus aging, can form a deadly stew.
posted Fri, 2019-06-07 20:19
While many patients ben­efit from taking multiple medications, polypharmacy also increases a person’s risk of suffering se­rious, sometimes life-threatening side effects.
posted Mon, 2019-06-03 11:52
Families of people who are dying seek out the Threshold Choir via hospice agencies or word of mouth. Also, some Choir members visit nursing homes and sing to people there who are on hospice.
posted Tue, 2019-05-21 10:40
The healthcare community and general public increasingly acknowledge that “successful ag­ing” involves not only a focus on physical and mental health, but also on social well-be­ing and connectedness.