Aging Today

posted Fri, 2020-06-26 16:16
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the media has focused on numbers in nursing homes—numbers of cases, numbers of deaths—even numbers of staff or of face masks. Yet the news has missed the human experience behind those numbers.
posted Mon, 2020-06-08 17:09
Since 2002, Sandy Markwood has served as CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), in Washington, D.C., supporting n4a’s Board of Directors while leading the organization and staff to meet its mission to help older adults and people with disabilities to live with dignity and c
posted Fri, 2020-05-29 18:33
What does it take to be a leader in the field of aging? ASA finds out in a new series of interviews with respected leaders in aging. 
posted Thu, 2020-05-21 13:45
The unprecedented scale of Skyline’s collapse brought attention to the long-standing issue of who owns and who manages facilities and whether they are qualified and competent to do so.
posted Mon, 2020-05-11 16:28
The time has come for CMS to take the next step and approve malnutrition clinical quality measures in its hospital quality programs.
posted Mon, 2020-05-11 15:58
In the United States, people ages 50 and older already contribute $8.3 trillion in economic activity, which will more than triple to $28.2 trillion by 2050.
posted Sun, 2020-05-10 14:08
With funding from ACL, the Business Institute at n4a launched a new Network Operations Learing Collaborative to deliver home- and community-based services through contracts with healthcare entities.
posted Sat, 2020-05-09 14:08
Many women ages 50 and older who earn low-to-moderate income still lack safe and affordable housing, food and job security, sufficient emergency and retirement savings and robust social connec­tions.
posted Fri, 2020-05-08 08:57
It is time to bring nursing home quality assurance in the United States into the 21st century.
posted Thu, 2020-05-07 20:57
This following Q&A with Jeanette Takamura is one in a series of leadership profiles we will feature in Aging Today and online at ASA’s AgeBlog in the coming months.