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August 2016

Monthly Archive (Community-Based Programs)

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08.30.2016
By Kenneth W. Kizer Paramedics have been an integral part of the healthcare landscape since the 1970s, when emergency medical services (EMS) were first widely implemented. Today, these highly trained professionals respond in situations commonly affecting older adults. Now, specially trained... Read More
08.30.2016
By Audrey Weiner Writing on history can be instructive—the facts, the context in which they’re found and the words used to describe events. In 1890, Burdett described The Home for The Aged and Infirm Hebrews (of New York City, now The New Jewish Home) as follows: “In them (the... Read More
08.23.2016
By Robert J. Schreiber Our current healthcare system for older adults and individuals with disabilities was built to provide acute medical care, but does not routinely include wellness approaches to prevent or manage chronic disease. In addition, it has not included integrating social support... Read More
08.16.2016
By Timothy P. McNeill, Aaron Shirley, Erin Shirley Orey, Mohammed Shahbazi, Sandra C. Hayes, and Lorie Ramsey In recent years, improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare expenditures for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries has become increasingly imperative. Several initiatives in the... Read More
08.16.2016
By Willy Marcos Valencia, Lisset Oropesa-Gonzalez, Christie-Michele Hogue, and Hermes Jose Florez The epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a major health and social problem, affecting more than 29 million people in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC... Read More

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