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NEST: Network News

posted 03.16.2015

by Andrew Lee Alden

Let’s start at the beginning: What is NEST?

NEST stands for the Network on Environments, Services and Technologies. We are a group of colleagues from across the spectrum of aging services and across the United States. We are dedicated to maximizing the functional capacity of and promoting independence for elders through appropriately designed environments, services and technologies. For additional information on NEST, click here.

Finding Their Way Home: The Importance of Aging in Place for Older Adults

posted 03.13.2015

By Maureen Hewitt

I was lucky. My mother was able to age in place. Unfortunately, this is less common than one might think.

How Listening to the Voices of Patients Can Improve Quality of Life

posted 03.13.2015

By Rick Harris

With the American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference barely 2 weeks away, I’m hugely excited to be attending and speaking at what will be my first visit to the event from the UK.

As Founder of Customer Faithful, my aim is to support the healthcare industry “by making the improvement of patient experience as accepted and sought-after a goal as clinical outcomes."

A Helping Hand in the Voting Booth: Helping Older Adults Navigate Voter ID Laws in their Home States

posted 03.10.2015

By Erin McKee

As of 2014, laws requiring voters to present some form of identification are in place in the majority of US states. Laws that require voters to present a current government-issued photo ID before voting are the most restrictive of these. States continue to consider additional requirements and to make changes to existing voter ID requirements at a rapid pace.

Impact on Older Adults

Diagnosing Different Types of Dementia: Cognitive Testing and Medical Imaging

posted 03.05.2015

By Sue Halliday

Diagnosing dementia in the family practice setting has always been a challenge. Join us March 24th from 9:00 to 10:30 AM and learn how medical imaging and cognitive testing is being used today to diagnose the different types of dementia.

Helping Elders at Risk Because of Hoarding

posted 03.05.2015

By Kristin Bergfeld

When I founded BERGFELD’s in 1987, I did not anticipate becoming an expert in helping people afflicted with, at that time, a little known condition called “Hoarding”. During a major personal transition, I decided to start my company. I didn’t yet know the subject or specialty, only that it must be based on principles important to me:

Fighting a new Battle: A Bathing Care Standard for Caregivers of Elderly Male Military Veterans

posted 03.03.2015

By Yvette M. Rose

Have you experienced or currently experiencing aggressive behaviors displayed during bathing in long term care facilities or in the home setting such as biting, hitting, pinching, cursing, throwing objects, or yelling?

Are you bathing elderly military veterans? If so, then this information is for you.