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The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Is It All Downhill From Here?

posted 03.17.2018

By Michael Morgan

More than 100 million people in the US are aged 50 years or older, which is about a third of the population.

How do I know this? Because my five-year goal to significantly reduce deaths from Alzheimer’s has taught me many alarming facts.

General Sessions

The New Wave of Population Health Management:

CBOs in the Forefront

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Journey Map Finds Early, Timely Intervention Can Make A Difference

posted 03.13.2018

By Diane Ty

Karen was 43 years old when her mom was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. As her caregiving responsibilities increased, Karen missed her daughters’ soccer games, reduced her hours at work, and began suffering from depression.

Improving Sleep in Dementia

posted 03.12.2018

By Deborah Bier

For many people living with dementia, a good night’s sleep is difficult to achieve. There are many reasons why poor sleep and dementia go hand-in-hand, such as brain changes due to dementia, disordered breathing and environmental factors.

One common factor that disturbs sleep is the need to use the toilet during the night and being unable to get back to dreamland. This can result in far too little sleep night after night. It often affects the sleep of family members who live with the person with dementia as well.

Falling Isn’t A Normal Part Of Aging

posted 03.05.2018

By Katharine Forth

What’s wrong with current balance testing and our understanding of balance?

Have you ever had a balance test? Do you know anyone who has?

I’ll predict that if you can answer yes, the person in question had a fall before they had the test. Isn’t that a bit like checking someone’s blood pressure only after they’ve had a heart attack?

That, in a nutshell is the problem. Balance testing can be analogous to blood pressure testing in many ways.

Using Medicare to Achieve LTSS Financing Reform

posted 03.05.2018

By Walter D. Dawson and John Cutler

Developments in the acceptance of Medicare as part of the long-term services and supports system have taken place in recent weeks. The CHRONIC legislation (S.870) was incorporated into the Bipartisan Budget Act and signed into law on February 9. Just as significant, CMS released plan language on February 1 for 2019 Medicare Advantage plans that allows health plans to add non-medical services and benefits.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA

Watch on Vimeo for free

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Winter 2018 Generations: Gender and Age: A Focus on Women

posted 02.22.2018

The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society.


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