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The Affordable Care Act: What The ACA Means For American Seniors (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Affordable Care Act: What The ACA Means For American Seniors (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Lara Baez on May 22nd, 2014

We understand that navigating the new legislature of the Affordable Care Act (passed in 2010) can be a daunting and confusing process, especially for seniors. Since Medicare is not part of the Healthcare Marketplace established by the ACA, beneficiaries may be unsure of the status of their coverage. In this Infographic, we hope to shed light on some key aspects of what the ACA means for America’s seniors.

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Elder Abuse
Guest Blog
Elder Abuse - Identifying and Stopping It

Elder Abuse - Identifying and Stopping It

By Sophia Francis on May 13th, 2014

Elder abuse can be easily misdiagnosed or confused with one or more of the natural signs of aging, including mental deterioration and/or ailments such as dementia. In effect, many cases of elder abuse go unreported every year. In the US alone, between [one and two million](http://www.maggianolaw.com/elder-abuse/) men and women aged 65+ have suffered from elder abuse, though it’s expected that millions more are going unreported.

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Infographic
Dementia
Dementia Communication Strategies (INFOGRAPHIC)

Dementia Communication Strategies (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Alyssa Chan on April 25th, 2014

It is critical to have dementia communication strategies.  Because dementia gradually diminishes a person's ability to communicate properly, it can become very difficult and complex. This requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. Below are a few suggestions in an infographic that we created on how to overcome that barrier between you and the person with dementia.

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Discharge Planning
Care Transition
Technology
How OpenPlacement & Hospitals Are Working Together (WEBINAR)

How OpenPlacement & Hospitals Are Working Together (WEBINAR)

By Dan Trigub on April 16th, 2014

Last week in partnership with [AgeTech West](http://www.agetechwest.com/) we gave a webinar discussion entitled: _Boost Census and Streamline Placements Through Web-Based Technology_ .   The goal of the webinar was to discuss how hospitals are actively using OpenPlacement for hundreds of patients each and every week. We had a tremendous amount of attendees during the webinar and a very constructive and fruitful Q&A session at the end.

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Infographic
Healthy Living Tips
Healthy Aging (INFOGRAPHIC)

Healthy Aging (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Alyssa Chan on March 28th, 2014

What does Healthy Aging really mean? Does living a healthier, happier life lead to a longer life? In the past two decades, studies have shown an increase in living longer lives and living healthier lives. We cannot help but to think these two have some type of correlation. Below are a few tips for healthy aging! Please share this infographic if you found it resourceful and comment below if you have tips to add of your own! In addition, make sure to check out and share our previous [infographics](https://www.openplacement.com/community/blog/category/infographic/) with the latest featuring [Seniors and Technology](https://www.openplacement.com/community/blog/seniors-and-technology/).

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Guest Blog
Senior Living
Osteoarthritis
What You Can Do About Osteoarthritis

What You Can Do About Osteoarthritis

By Adrienne Santos-Longhurst on March 25th, 2014

Even though Osteoarthritis is listed as one of the most common forms of arthritis, affecting approximately 27 million people in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is still no cure for it. All is not bleak though as there are a number of things that can be done to help prevent Osteoarthritis and treat it and many of these are things that we can do ourselves.

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Follow Friday
Geriatrics
OP #FollowFriday These Geriatricians

OP #FollowFriday These Geriatricians

By Alyssa Chan on March 21st, 2014

We are long overdue for another [OP #FollowFriday](https://www.openplacement.com/community/blog/category/follow-friday/) edition!  The [last OP #FollowFriday](https://www.openplacement.com/community/blog/op-followfriday-seniorliving-communities/) focused on following senior living providers on Twitter. For this week we are following twitter accounts of Geriatrician professionals including doctors and enthusiasts that are looking to give insight on healthy aging for seniors.

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medicare
Technology
CFAH
Affordable Care Act
Healthcare Cost
Obamacare Websites: Not Just a .Gov Problem

Obamacare Websites: Not Just a .Gov Problem

By Trudy Lieberman on March 14th, 2014

Shoppers searching the Internet for health insurance coverage can be forgiven if they are confused. A New York woman waiting to speak to an official Obamacare navigator the other day told me she decided to ask for help because she couldn't understand the policies on the website of the New York exchange. When I asked one of the navigators about this woman's confusion, she assured me all the summary information about the policies was there, but warned "you have to know where to look."

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Assisted Living
Senior Living
Independent Living
The Nursing Home Checklist

The Nursing Home Checklist

By Alyssa Chan on March 13th, 2014

We would like to make all our readers and members of the [OpenCommunity](https://www.openplacement.com/community/) aware of the [nursing home checklist](http://www.medicare.gov/nursing/checklist.pdf?utm_source=rockfishfinancial) provided by [Medicare.gov](http://medicare.gov/). We strongly recommend that you print this out and take a copy of this checklist to each nursing home you visit. This serves as a great reminder for the important questions to ask regarding resident life, nursing home living spaces, staff, residents’ rooms, hallways, stairs, lounges, bathrooms, menus and food, activities, safety, and care. It is also a good resource to take notes on so that you can quickly reference all the critical information.

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Social Media
Infographic
Technology
Seniors and Technology (INFOGRAPHIC)

Seniors and Technology (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Alyssa Chan on March 12th, 2014

Seniors and technology to some are like water and oil - they just don't mix.  Though, times have certainly changed and now more than ever seniors and technology do go together! Today marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web (read more [here](http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/world-wide-web-marks-25th-anniversary/42418/UJEeecrVqkC6_FCVwAJ2pg)) and in honor of 25 years of the super highway we have put together our very own infographic highlighting seniors and technology. Although seniors may not be as tech savvy as the younger generation, this does not mean that they are inept. With the increase in use of technology in general, there has been a substantial increase in seniors using social media and applications on mobile devices.

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