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March 2014

Healthy Aging (INFOGRAPHIC) Alyssa Chan

March 28th, 2014 | 1

Healthy Aging

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 with the latest featuring Seniors and Technology.

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What You Can Do About Osteoarthritis Adrienne Santos-Longhurst

March 25th, 2014 | 0

OsteoarthritisEven 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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OP #FollowFriday These Geriatricians Alyssa Chan

March 21st, 2014 | 0

Geriatricians On Twitter - OP #FollowFriday

We are long overdue for another OP #FollowFriday edition!  The last OP #FollowFriday 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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Obamacare Websites: Not Just a .Gov Problem Trudy Lieberman

March 14th, 2014 | 0

CFAH

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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The Nursing Home Checklist Alyssa Chan

March 13th, 2014 | 0

The Nursing Home ChecklistWe would like to make all our readers and members of the OpenCommunity aware of the nursing home checklist provided by 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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Seniors and Technology (INFOGRAPHIC) Alyssa Chan

March 12th, 2014 | 0

Seniors and TechnologySeniors 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) 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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First Webinar In Partnership with AgeTech West! Alyssa Chan

March 11th, 2014 | 0

AgeTech West WebinarOn April 8, 2014 at 2:00PM-3:00PM pacific, this free webinar will discuss how an innovative web-based platform can help Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities maintain higher census by getting on the short-list of health system discharge planners for pre-screened placements and increasing visibility to families seeking quality care for their loved ones, while speeding up necessary discharges to other levels of care. Hear how Atria, On Lok, Lytton Gardens and Stanford Hospital among others are using OpenPlacement to improve the success of their placements and referrals. OpenPlacement is a Developing Technology Partner of AgeTech West, a program of LeadingAge California, Oregon and Washington.

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