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Healthcare & Aging

Monthly Archive (Physical Health)

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
Under the best of circumstances, the daily job of an APS worker is demanding, sometimes very painful, highly stressful and often overwhelming. Yet it’s not without rewards, though these are not monetary. Read More
posted 10.13.2017
Distinct from hunger and food insecurity, malnutrition is a serious health threat to elders’ physical and mental health; it is prevalent in 20 percent to 50 percent of older patients admitted to hospitals, but is only diagnosed in 7 percent of patients.  Read More
posted 10.10.2017
Various factors lead to clinical trial under-enrollment. Many trials arbitrarily include an age limit—shutting out older adults who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and most likely to need and use the new treatments. Read More
posted 10.02.2017
According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, the majority of older adults’ behavioral health issues are identified and treated in primary care settings instead of specialty behavioral health settings.  Moreover, rural communi­ties, which tend to be older and in poorer... Read More
posted 09.29.2017
One unexpected benefit to the success of this Short-Term Housing & Respite program is the reduction in the recidivism rate of older adults’ return to the streets while in a heightened med­ically vulnerable state. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Some people who are eligible for Medicare home healthcare services are not getting post-discharge care at home for a different reason: they reject it outright. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Ap­proximately 10 million people ages 65 and older live in rural America and a quarter of older Amer­icans live in a small town or other rural area. Read More

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