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Monthly Archive (Health & Wellness)

posted 03.01.2018
Employers are beginning to see the toll that caregiving takes on their employees. This toll might jeopardize productivity and risk the loss of an otherwise excellent worker. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
How and why four feminists came together to foster intergenerational activism around ageism. Read More
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. Read More
posted 01.24.2018
Policies that limit immigration could worsen existing shortages of direct care workers across long-term-care settings. Read More
posted 01.09.2018
The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for assistance. Many individuals try to pass, pretending to participate yet avoiding situations that would force them to admit their visual difficulty. Read More
posted 11.27.2017
San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) began in 1985 as a nonprofit provid­ing multiple services to older adults, and is best known, locally, for its Friendship Line, a volunteer-staffed suicide preven­tion hotline serving older adults. Read More
posted 11.08.2017
In the In Focus Section of the November–December 2017 issue of Aging Today, we probe the troubling issue of elder abuse and neglect. Read More
posted 11.08.2017
But when the person is ready to go home, she will find that Medicare Part A won’t cover the stay because she was never formally admitted to the hospital. All ser­vices received will be billed separately un­der Part B, as if they had been delivered in a doctor’s office. Read More
posted 11.07.2017
Most people, especially baby boomers, who are at risk of having hepatitis C, don’t know it and don’t get tested for it. Most people who have HCV don’t know it because it usually doesn’t have noticeable symptoms for years. Many people don’t want to know about... Read More
posted 11.07.2017
Mistreatment can play out as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse, as well as financial abuse and neglect. Often, older adults are the victims of more than one form of mistreatment, and many cases are not clear-cut, either in determining whether abuse has occurred or in deciding what... Read More

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