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Nursing Homes – What People Who Work There Have to Say | MTM Blog

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The Older, the Better

The Older, the Better | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Wise advice on how to get healthier, happier and more attractive with age.
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How safe is your hospital? - WMBF

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How safe is your hospital?WMBFNEW YORK (NBC) - How safe is the hospital you may have to visit during an emergency? A study by Healthgrades measures hospital safety with a five star system.
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Healthcare Needs Suggested Retail Prices

Andy Grove makes a fascinating comparison between the healthcare industry and the early car industry: In the early 1950s, it was nearly impossible to know the value of an automobile. They had prices, yes, but these would differ radically from...

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How to fight a Medicare claim rejection

It's every patient's worst nightmare: You undergo a complicated, expensive medical procedure, only to have your insurer deny your claim and refuse to pay, leaving you stuck with the bill.

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Does Active Adult Community Marketing Pit Need for Independence Vs ... - Senior Housing News

Does Active Adult Community Marketing Pit Need for Independence Vs ...Senior Housing NewsWhile age-segregated senior housing developments can provide a worry-free lifestyle for many, others are now experiencing what it's like to outlive spouses and...
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New Dementia Diagnostic Exams and Gene Findings Bode Well for Treatment - UCSF Today

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UCSF TodayNew Dementia Diagnostic Exams and Gene Findings Bode Well for TreatmentUCSF TodayIn his own research, Miller showed that the orbital frontal and anterior temporal regions of the brain are key to the ability to perceive emotions in others...
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Boomer Women Face Greater Financial Challenges In Retirement

Boomer Women Face Greater Financial Challenges In Retirement | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Many older women believe they face a greater threat of financial hardship in retirement than men, and that concern may not be off the mark.

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Court Ruling Nails Former Nursing Home Execs for Misdirecting ...

A federal court has ruled against two former nursing home executives on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for misdirecting millions of dollars from two troubled nursing homes in Rhode ...
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Aging In Place Remodeling Focuses on Remodeling For Easy Living, Comfort and Visitability

Aging In Place Remodeling Focuses on Remodeling For Easy Living, Comfort and Visitability | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
It’s design that is practical, functional, and efficient and yes, even beautiful: it is about making the home more livable now and in the future. Planning for and including some of the following fe...

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Optimal Quality Care Of Geriatric Surgical Patients: Landmark Guidelines Just Released

Optimal Quality Care Of Geriatric Surgical Patients: Landmark Guidelines Just Released | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
New comprehensive guidelines for the pre- operative care of the nation's elderly patients have been issued by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
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Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C.
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Medicare Barriers to Hospice Increase Hospitalization for Nursing ...

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Because of a Medicare policy that prevents simultaneous reimbursement for skilled nursing and hospice care, many families cannot choose hospice for loved ones who reside in nursing homes.
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Report: Top Academic Medical Centers Have High Variation in Care Practices - Becker's Hospital Review

Report: Top Academic Medical Centers Have High Variation in Care Practices - Becker's Hospital Review | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Kaiser Family FoundationReport: Top Academic Medical Centers Have High Variation in Care PracticesBecker's Hospital ReviewTop academic medical centers vary widely in their intensity of care, procedure rates, patient experience and patient safety,...
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Top 10 nursing home strategies to avoid hospital admissions - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Top 10 nursing home strategies to avoid hospital admissions - McKnight's Long Term Care News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Top 10 nursing home strategies to avoid hospital admissionsMcKnight's Long Term Care NewsAdvanced Care Directives.
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Seven Factors Driving Up Your Health Care Costs - Kaiser Health News

Seven Factors Driving Up Your Health Care Costs - Kaiser Health News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Kaiser launches video describing factors behind US healthcare cost: fee for service, aging, and obesity top list http://t.co/4eePHgFc...

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Chart of the Day - Senior Housing News

When Care Innovations announced a few weeks ago that it would be “doubling down” on its product offerings to narrow its focus exclusively to senior care and aging in place, Senior Housing News was curious: What does that ...
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Why We Are Doomed to Mediocrity in Caring for Seniors! | Senior Housing Forum

Why We Are Doomed to Mediocrity in Caring for Seniors! | Senior Housing Forum | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it

The very best part of attending LeadingAge are the conversations.

Yesterday’s general session speaker was Atul Gawande who talked about the US healthcare system as it is today and what it could be.


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Groundbreaking Planned for 1 of America's First LGBT Senior Homes - Patch.com

Groundbreaking Planned for 1 of America's First LGBT Senior Homes - Patch.com | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking Planned for 1 of America's First LGBT Senior HomesPatch.comWith construction slated for this winter, the senior housing development at 3600 N. Halsted in Lake View is addressing a booming need for the aging LGBT community.
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Terry Gross Interviews ChangingAging Advocate Martin Bayne on Fresh Air

Terry Gross Interviews ChangingAging Advocate Martin Bayne on Fresh Air | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Martin Bayne, former reporter and Zen monk, longtime culture change advocate and friend of Dr.

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Occupy Geriatrics: Seniors in Walkers Shut Down Local Bank of America

Occupy Geriatrics: Seniors in Walkers Shut Down Local Bank of America | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
What some healthy and spry Occupy Movements across the nation couldn't quite accomplish, San Francisco geriatrics have! KCBS reports...

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Harnessing the Potential of Older People - Huffington Post

Harnessing the Potential of Older People - Huffington Post | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Harnessing the Potential of Older People Huffington Post In every continent and almost every country, our population is growing older.

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Health-Care Costs At End Of Life Exceed Total Assets For 25 Percent Of Medicare Population

Health-Care Costs At End Of Life Exceed Total Assets For 25 Percent Of Medicare Population | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
As many as a quarter of Medicare recipients spend more than the total value of their assets on out-of-pocket health care expenses during the last five years of their lives, according to researche...
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Nursing Home of the Future: Mamaroneck's Sarah Neuman Pioneering Resident-Centered Care

Nursing Home of the Future: Mamaroneck's Sarah Neuman Pioneering Resident-Centered Care | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Sarah Neuman nursing home is rethinking their approach to elderly residents.

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