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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 12.08.2016
The clinical workforce, including nurses, physicians, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists and allied health workers, should be front and center on this issue. Read More
posted 12.06.2016
Throughout U.S. history, race has been one of the most important social stratification systems, putting African Americans at a substantial socioeconomic disadvantage throughout the life course. Read More
posted 12.06.2016
His wife of 50 years thought he was crazy. But when Jack jumped out of an airplane at 13,000 feet, attached to a skydiving instructor, it was the most thrilling thing he’d done in years—and one more item to scratch off of his bucket list. Read More
posted 11.01.2016
The healthcare system is in transition from more is better, to better is better; from organizational incentive to system incentive; and from “my patient” to “our population.” This transition amplifies the need to strengthen a network of multiple provider types, payers and... Read More
posted 09.12.2016
In the face of skyrocketing demand, guaranteed economic hardship is not an effective recruitment strategy. Read More
posted 08.30.2016
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. Read More
posted 08.30.2016
It is our experience that in changing culture, language provides the anchor for all care partners, managers, board members and funders and, in so doing, truly matters. Read More
posted 08.23.2016
When professionals can’t agree on what some terms mean, why are patients and caregivers expected to? Read More
posted 08.23.2016
Dementia patients are sent back and forth from nursing home to hospital all the time. Read More
posted 08.23.2016
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. Read More

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