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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 01.19.2018
The In Focus Section of the January–February 2018 issue of Aging Today tackles the thorny and ever evolving issue of immigration, and its impact on citizens, documented and undocumented older adults, and elders cared for by immigrants. Read More
posted 01.19.2018
As many as one out of five Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries reportedly work in and-or are pursuing edu­cation in healthcare occupations such as home health aides and nursing assistants. Deportation fears can erode and threaten current and future... Read More
posted 12.27.2017
The Leadership Institute (LI), which includes an annual five-day leadership development intensive held during the Aging in America (AiA) Conference, in 2017 graduated 52 participants—a   diverse group of new leaders in the field of aging. Aging Today recently spoke with three of... Read More
posted 11.27.2017
SRC sought a pilot partnership with Lutheran to help older adults with chron­ic heart failure make a safe and successful transition to home, and to avoid hospital readmissions. The pilot yielded “A Perfect Homecoming,” a program that came about in 2015 through... 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
posted 10.31.2017
The services we provide to LGBT elders can be the same as those we provide to everyone else. A home-delivered meal doesn’t care who you are or who you love. The transportation provider shouldn’t care about anything more than where to pick you up and where to drop you off.... Read More

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