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July 2016

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 07.07.2016
By Eric Carlson and Fay Gordon In late 2015, a ProPublica investigation reported 37 incidents of long-term-care employees (employed by nursing homes and assisted living centers) sharing photos or videos of residents on social media, without the resident’s consent. In two-thirds of the... Read more
posted 07.07.2016
By Kathleen Mitchell Struggling with congestive heart failure and readmitted to the hospital for the third time in two months, the older African American man realized he was nearing the end of his life. He insisted he did not want to live in a nursing home, or be “connected to machines.... Read more
posted 07.07.2016
By Kathryn Kietzman The field of public health in the United States has evolved from an industrial era focus on sanitation and housing reforms to today’s more comprehensive approach that includes epidemiology, maternal and child health, environmental health, occupational health and global... Read more
posted 07.06.2016
By Tracey Gronniger For many, Social Security means that the middle-class worker at the end of his or her career can retire comfortably with a monthly income determined by the taxes they paid into the system. But what about those in poverty who are not eligible for Social Security, or those who... Read more
posted 07.06.2016
By Victor Tabbush Recent healthcare policy and payment reforms, such as Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and the Value-Based Purchasing Program, among others, share a common feature: each reform incentivizes... Read more

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