Tag Archives: aging
The Fundamental Differences between Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Care Facilities Dan Trigub
August 29th, 2013 | 1
As many of us who are deeply involved with care transitions know, everyone has there own opinions about what type of care is best. Usually those giving the strongest opinions coincidentally own or be work for the very type of business they are touting. In the end it’s really up to the family members and person needing care to fully understand the different options and decide for themselves which is best. In the case of housing and more specifically the decision between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes, the question really comes down to the level of care required.
At the most simplistic level, many residents and family members sometimes fail to understand the fundamental differences between assisted living homes and nursing care facilities.Continue Reading
July 31st, 2013 | 0
As we grow older, our bodies become more sensitive to environmental changes because our defenses are not as strong as they used to be when we were young. During the summertime especially, it is even easier for the heat and long days to take a toll on our physical and emotional health.
To stay healthy and safe in the midst of summer time fun, keep these tips in mind:Continue Reading
What Can You Do About Stroke? – A leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. (Guest Post) RTH Stroke Foundation
July 19th, 2013 | 0
He contributed many important things to the field of medicine. He was the first to warn us that arsenic and mercury and some other things that I can’t pronounce really aren’t good for us. But his most important contribution was his study of the vascular anatomy of the brain which led to our understanding of what causes stroke.
Some time around 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the father of western medicine and the man who gives his name to the Hippocratic Oath, first recognized stroke, which at that time was called apoplexy. Because doctors didn’t connect the condition to the brain, the cause of apoplexy remained a medical mystery for centuries.Continue Reading
July 2nd, 2013 | 0
The 2013 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit held at Santa Clara University on Wednesday brought together big names in healthcare and venture capital for an event that captured innovative products and services along with cutting-edge technology for the aging community. In addition, the program was designed to guide entrepreneurs to think through a business.
The boomer summit, now in its 10th year, has allowed for a hub of investors, entrepreneurs and companies creating technology to ease the burden and worry that comes along with aging. With new technologies now available to elderly customers, seniors can age more comfortably, live longer and age much more independently with a richer quality of life.Continue Reading
November 2nd, 2012 | 1
This post originally appeared here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203937004578079184108523030.html?mod=googlenews_wsj#project=INVESTOR1027&articleTabs=article and was published by The Wall Street Journal.
Andee St. John is searching for an assisted-living facility near Columbia, S.C., for her 69-year-old mother, who was hospitalized recently after several falls. But finding the place with the right combination of price, amenities and services has been difficult.
So far, Ms. St. John has consulted with a financial adviser, a geriatric social worker and an elder-law attorney as part of her research.
“It’s been very eye-opening,” Ms. St. John says. “You don’t just pay one fee a month for assisted living. There are all these different add-ons.”
A growing number of families are wrestling with the same dilemma: rising costs for long-term care and a mind-boggling array of options.
October 18th, 2012 | 0
This post originally appeared here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/capitol-desk/2012/10/long-term-care-demand-expected-to-soar.aspx#ixzz29ZXR5BCT and was published by California Healthline.
California faces soaring demand for long-term care services, with a senior population expected to surge 90% by 2032, according to a new study by AARP.
The number of seniors age 85 and over — those most likely to need long-term care — will grow by 78%, significantly faster than the U.S. average, the report said.Continue Reading
September 20th, 2012 | 1
- Administration on Aging
- American Geriatrics Society
- American Health Care Association
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
- Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Eldercare Locator, Administration on Aging
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