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Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

posted 07.27.2017

Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

By Amy Herr


Multidisciplinary Team Approach and the Educated Consumer

posted 07.27.2017

By Judy Rough

Multidisciplinary care is an integrated team approach to healthcare. The evaluation of treatment options and treatment planning are collaborative processes involving medical and allied healthcare professionals in concertation with the patient and the patient's family.

Healthcare consistently uses this method. Using a multidisciplinary team approach when professionals are working with older adults and their families has significant advantages on the consumer side as well as the professional side.

Music and Memory: Spreading Happiness Through Headphones

posted 07.13.2017

By Alison Biggar

Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory in Mineola, New York, originally thought managers of nursing homes and other institutions housing older adults would take his simple idea—having people with advanced dementia listen to personalized sets of music via iPod—and run with it. After all, Cohen had found that this activity clearly brought happiness to the listeners, with an immediate effect not seen with medication or other activities.

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Of Aha Moments, Unicorns and a Passion for the Work

posted 07.12.2017

Millennials are known for seeking employment where they can “do well while doing good.” Amanda Cavaleri, age 28, founder of Connect The Ages, wants to capitalize on that tendency by encouraging members of her generation to work in the field of aging. “They want to take their passion and talent and have an impact,” she says.

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New Toolkit Can Help Reframe Ageist Messaging

posted 07.10.2017

Editor’s note: ASA President and CEO Bob Stein represents ASA in the Reframing Aging work advanced by the Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), also serving as an advisor to the Re­framing Elder Abuse parallel research project conducted by the Administration for Community Living (and begun at the suggestion of then Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee) and completed by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at the University of Southern California.

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Nutrition for Healthy Aging: Policy and Practice at IAGG

posted 07.06.2017

ASA’s board chair Bob Blancato will present a symposium at the upcoming International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 21st World Congress, which takes place July 23-27 in San Francisco. The American Society on Aging is a co-host for this event.

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