Falling under the category “are they thinking about their futures?,” fewer than one of three adults ages 50 to 64 are up-to-date on recommended preventive health services like mammograms, Pap tests, colorectal cancer screenings and flu vaccines." This is according to an October report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, “Use of Clinical Preventive Services and Prevalence of Health Risk Factors among Adults Aged 5
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the American Society on Aging. Originally the Western Gerontological Society, ASA has been providing top quality education and training, leadership development, and networking opportunities for professionals in the field of aging since 1954. We’ve been feeling nostalgic and excited to celebrate this milestone and have opened up our archive of images to share with you – And we hope you’ll do the same!
Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week and so we asked how you help to raise awareness about mental illness among older adults. Here are a few of the responses we received:
By getting the word out about existing programs and also continuing the collaboration between community-based programs and mental health providers.
Recently I read some of Francois Hoepflinger’s intriguing ideas on the nature of intergenerational working relationships between younger and older cohorts in nursing facilities. That publication is in German, but following are my thoughts on what he said and what I’ve found in my studies.
Chained CPI in Lay Terms
In a grimly anticipated move, the federal government shut down last Tuesday, October 1 after Congress and the White House failed to reach a compromise on the budget. Since that time, about two-thirds of federal workers have been furloughed without pay, national parks and monuments are closed, and even the popular panda cam at the National Zoo is shuttered. The shutdown also has immediate and imminent impact on organizations across the nation serving older adults, many of which have already faced significant budget cuts in recent years.
Individuals enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs— dual eligibles—have the most complex needs of participants in both programs, and yet often receive fragmented care. These two programs finance distinct health and long-term services and supports, operate under different rules, and deliver services through uncoordinated delivery systems. Integrating the financing and delivery of Medicare and Medicaid services offers the potential for reducing fragmentation, improving health outcomes, and controlling costs.
Founded in 1881, the Eastman Kodak Company was not only profitable, it was very much a part of American culture—even having its own “branded” song (the 1975 hit, “The Times of Your Life”), which was piped into countless elevators across the nation. For many of us, that little yellow box of Kodak film was a trusted companion at important and memorable life events—birthdays, graduations, vacations.