Healthcare & Aging

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, 2020-05-11 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 Fri, 2020-05-08 08:57
It is time to bring nursing home quality assurance in the United States into the 21st century.
posted Fri, 2020-05-01 14:59
A good old age—one lived in well-being and dignity—should be possible for everyone. Not just for some.
posted Tue, 2020-04-28 10:32
The challenge of fully embracing person-centered care lies in the struggle to change how organizations get things done.
posted Sat, 2020-04-25 21:11
Amid the myriad tragedies brought on by COVID-19 is one most troubling to us all: The heartbreaking spread of the virus in our country’s nursing homes and other long-term-care settings.
posted Fri, 2020-03-27 19:05
The Kiosk for Living Well program is a mobile health education and engagement program that uses fun activities and a “one stop shop” approach to attract and sustain consumer interest in taking better care of their health.
posted Tue, 2020-03-10 16:02
The increasing corporatization of skilled nursing facilities is a root cause of the hidden na­tional scandal of elder abuse.
posted Tue, 2020-01-07 14:04
SMAA’s most notable lesson learned involves the need to prioritize which work is most impor­tant.
posted Mon, 2019-11-18 14:11
Nursing home suicides, what LGBTQ elders and immigrants share, the lives and legacies of America’s vets, helping hoarders and more…