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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 05.18.2018
Nursing homes are roughly divisible into three strata: a narrow top level with a consistent focus on residents’ well-be­ing, a large mid­­dle level characterized by low-energy mediocrity and a bottom level emphasizing cost-cutting for a presumably captive clientele. Read More
posted 05.18.2018
The elder service plan for Shanghai is 90–7–3, meaning 90 percent of the people will age at home with community- and home-based services; 7 percent will rely upon services provided by community-based facilities; and 3 percent will be cared for in institutions, including CCRCs, assisted... Read More
posted 05.18.2018
Over the past year, we have seen that when we as individuals make our voices heard and mobi­lize together, members of Congress will listen—and powerful grassroots resistance movement or­ganizations have made it easy to plug in.  Read More
posted 05.10.2018
The call for community-based organizations to become more business savvy has become nearly dogma in the field of managed care. Read More
posted 05.10.2018
Mortality from stroke has decreased substantially in the past two decades, but acute ischemic stroke hospitalization rates have increased, as have stroke risk factors and the prevalence of people who have three to five risk factors. Read More
posted 05.10.2018
People’s strong preference for aging in place and the growing need for states to save money on institutional care have fueled a variety of federal initiatives to “rebalance” from institutional care to home- and community-based services. Read More
posted 05.08.2018
There is a lack of research to inform us whether these different standards between genders caused women to actually drink less or simply to report drinking less. Read More
posted 05.08.2018
The In Focus Section of the May–June 2018 issue of Aging Today explores what tops the aging advocacy agenda.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More

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