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Geriatrics as a Team Sport: Grantee Wins CMS Innovation Award for Cost-Saving Senior Care Program

Expansion of a time-tested initiative may save millions, while protecting the health of older Americans.
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AuibleRx, Medication information you listen to.: Advance Directive

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Advance Directive. Here's the thing; chances are, you or someone you dearly care about, will end up in a hospital bed at some time or another. Do you know exactly what their wishes are, and do they know exactly what your wishes are?
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Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar

Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she'll get in an accident when she drives to the grocery store. What if she has a medical emergency and no one's there to help?

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Phone Scam Targets Elderly Women - WOI

Phone Scam Targets Elderly WomenWOIby Jessica Daley Telephone scams aren't new, but a surge of them in Johnston has police trying to get the word out before any more people lose money.


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N.Y. Times: The Dirty Little Secret of Nursing Homes - Senior ...

Most people learn the importance of washing hands to get rid of germs and harmful bacteria as children in pre-school, but that training wears off for some and it's starting to show in the nation's nursing homes, reports the New ...
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What the Ongoing Battle over Medicare's Observation Stays Means for Seniors - Forbes

What the Ongoing Battle over Medicare's Observation Stays Means for Seniors - Forbes | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
What the Ongoing Battle over Medicare's Observation Stays Means for SeniorsForbesAs a result, many observation decisions are driven, not by doctors, but by Medicare fraud auditors who can deny payments for patients they deem improperly admitted.
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Medicare Will Eventually Pay Nursing Homes Based on Quality, Still ...

Not long ago, Senior Housing News spoke with Silverado Senior Living's co-founder and CEO, Loren Shook, about the growing market for memory care and the partnership his company had formed with Meridian Realty ...
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Preventing falls is integral for healthy aging - PennLive.com (blog)

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Preventing falls is integral for healthy agingPennLive.com (blog)In just a few weeks, the first day of fall will be upon us — Sept. 22 to be exact.
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Rethinking health care with patient advocacy | The Life Matters Media Newswire

Rethinking health care with patient advocacy | The Life Matters Media Newswire | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
RT @LifeMMedia: Our new post: Rethinking health care with #patient #advocacy http://t.co/aI8370rD...
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Sleepless Nights May Put The Aging Brain At Risk Of Dementia : NPR

Researchers have found an association between sleep problems among older adults and dementia later in life. If diagnosed early, treatments like controlling stimuli before bed can help and possibly reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
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Who are Most Likely to Exploit Seniors? | US Daily Review

Who are Most Likely to Exploit Seniors? | US Daily Review | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
That's why the Investor Protection Trust's Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program has already trained more than 3,000 U.S. medical professionals who deal everyday with older ...
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Senior Care Providers Near 1 in 5 of Working Population - Senior ...

The number of people providing senior care is expanding rapidly in relation to the current proportion of working adults in the U.S., with nearly one in five people in the workforce taking on some form of elder care responsibility, ...
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An Arts Colony For Seniors - ikonotv

An Arts Colony For Seniors - ikonotv | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Tim Carpenter is changing the way thousands of elderly Californians experience aging by turning affordable senior housing communities into vibrant centers for learning, wellness and creativity. Learn more here.
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Senior Care Costs Push Retirement Age to 80s for Some Seniors ...

Senior Care Costs Push Retirement Age to 80s for Some Seniors ... | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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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Mild Cognitive Impairment vs. Dementia: Why It Makes a Difference for Alzheimer's Patients | Healthland | TIME.com

Mild Cognitive Impairment vs. Dementia: Why It Makes a Difference for Alzheimer's Patients | Healthland | TIME.com | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Recently revised guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease would reclassify nearly all patients who are currently diagnosed with mild or very mild Alzheimer’s as having mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a new study finds.

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Psychology of Medicine: Are Hospitals Less Safe Than We Think ...

The public should demand disclosure of a hospital's patient-outcome statistics. After all, we have information on a car's safety record to inform our decision about which car to buy. But when it comes to choosing medical care, ...
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The stubborn streak among the aging: Safety issues ... - Hospital News

The stubborn streak among the aging: Safety issues ... - Hospital News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
There is an underlying general truism to the art and science of eldercare: watch for the stubborn streak and learn how to deal [...]...
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Study uses patient families to improve hospital safety

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Hospitals are rife with infections and opportunities for medical mistakes.
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Seniors' creativity can thrive despite dementia

Seniors' creativity can thrive despite dementia | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—No one thought Sherry S., a 91-year-old former sociologist with dementia-related short-term memory loss, could write.
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A last resort: Alternatives to restraint use improve safety and quality ...

A last resort: Alternatives to restraint use improve safety and quality ... | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Laura Wagner first used a restraint in the mid-90s, when she was a nursing student.
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Physical activity strongest predictor of survival in old age: study - New York Daily News

Physical activity strongest predictor of survival in old age: study - New York Daily News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsPhysical activity strongest predictor of survival in old age: studyNew York Daily NewsPowered by Inform.
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Help Navigating Health-Care System - Wall Street Journal

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Help Navigating Health-Care SystemWall Street JournalGiven the widespread frustrations with the health-care industry, as well as an aging population, "the concept has taken off," says Elisabeth Russell, president of Patient Navigator, a...
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Retirement Preparedness Research Yields ... - Senior Housing News

Optimism is running high among those approaching retirement, some surveys say, but a new research brief from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College finds that retirees may be even worse off today than ...
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Health Care REIT Buys Sunrise Senior Living, Investors Flock to ...

Health Care REIT Buys Sunrise Senior Living, Investors Flock to ... | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it

Just a little reminder that long term care corporations are doing just fine.

 

Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN). Existing shareholders will receive $14.50 per share -- or a 62.4 percent ...

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