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Aging, Social Relationships, and Health among Older Immigrants

posted 03.04.2014

The United States and other Western countries have seen a steady increase in the number of immigrants since the 1970s. A recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that close to 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born, and about 12 percent of the immigrant population are ages 65 and older (Grieco et al., 2012). A majority of recent immigrants are from Latin America and Asia, and Latino adults, particularly of Mexican origin, represent a growing segment of the aging population.

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Last-Minute Tips for AiA14

posted 03.03.2014
The 2014 ASA Aging in America Conference is just a few days away and we are looking forward to welcoming you to San Diego! 
Here are a few tips to consider as you're packing and preparing for this year's conference.
Resources to Help you Prepare for AiA14 

Co-Management of Medically Complex Patients in a Home-Based Primary Care Practice

posted 03.03.2014

By Helena Ross

How can you reduce ED visits and hospitalizations of medically complex homebound patients?

Identifying the Public’s Priorities for Re-designing Medicare

posted 03.03.2014

By Marge Ginsburg

If you were in charge, what changes would you make in Medicare? If you had 50 million Americans to take into account, what takes priority? Everyone says they can make better decisions than the politicians. Now is your chance to try.

FORSA Network News

posted 03.03.2014

By Ira Wiesner

The FORSA Council looks forward to seeing you in San Diego and we hope that you can join us at some of the FORSA programs.  We are so pleased to be honoring Robert Weber with the Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award, in addition to our terrific line up of speakers for the FORSA Program. 

Aging and the Labor Market

posted 02.27.2014

By Anne-Marije Buckens

Just two weeks to go till the 2014 Aging in America conference in San Diego. I’m really looking forward to meeting you there and sharing with you a Dutch view on the future of elder participation in the labor market.

Our society is getting older in a more healthy way. Active aging is not only about health, healthcare and vitality, it is also about staying active and valuable for the society. Additionally, we have the question how we can maintain a society that is growing older. One of the answers is…work!

How Partnerships Can Change Policy

posted 02.27.2014

By Phil Schenk

West Virginia is more than stupid chemical plant locations. It’s a small, poor, elderly state where all the players in the field of senior services seem to know each other, have worked at the same place at one time or another, and, whether we like it or not, have to work together to get anything done. What’s great is that we can and we do.

Navigating to Success in Becoming Part of Complete Systems of Care

posted 02.26.2014

By Bernadette Wright

Accountability! Quality care! Save money! Sound familiar?

Growing numbers of federal agencies, states, and private payers are offering potential opportunities for service providers to become a part of new, complete systems of “accountable care,” where providers collaborate to offer more integrated, better quality care and share in the savings. Many studies and experts give advice to attain these hoped-for results, with each source claiming to offer a better answer.

LEARN Network News

posted 02.24.2014

by Sandra von Doetinchem