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The 5 holiday gifts Grandma will actually want

The 5 holiday gifts Grandma will actually want | Seniors | Scoop.it
Long-Term Living Magazine,Assisted-living and nursing home senior care environment news and information for nurses, continuing-care providers & directors. Learn about design and management of independent living communities for the elderly, environments for aging and accountable care organizations as well as hospice services and healthcare information technology for retirement facilities. Read about Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Information on Medicare and Medicaid Services. Free Webinars, industry conferences.
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Alberta faces $580-billion health-care headache

Alberta faces $580-billion health-care headache | Seniors | Scoop.it
The C.D. Howe Institute says the province needs to start setting aside money now for the care of future seniors or find ways to spend more efficiently if it is to avoid massive tax increases or sla...
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1-800 charges linked to company accused of targeting seniors

1-800 charges linked to company accused of targeting seniors | Seniors | Scoop.it
A B.C. senior has decided to Go Public after discovering years of suspicious debits on her bank statements for a mysterious "service" she says she never received.
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What happens in a small rural Alberta hospital?

What happens in a small rural Alberta hospital? | Seniors | Scoop.it
For city dwellers used to the chaos and crowds of an urban emergency room, the typical scene in a small rural hospital is decidedly quieter. Though there are busy periods, waiting areas are often empty or close to empty much of the day. At times, there appears be more staff on hand than patients.
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Lessons from Edmonton on homelessness, seniors and mental health

Lessons from Edmonton on homelessness, seniors and mental health | Seniors | Scoop.it
Homelessness is becoming a real possibility for some of the province’s most vulnerable individuals
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Digital Health Leaving Elderly Behind

Digital Health Leaving Elderly Behind | Seniors | Scoop.it
A new study shows health literacy is markedly lower among older Americans. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

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Video Games Good for Seniors' Health?

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a link between gaming and better emotional well-being in senior citizens.
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Video Games Good for Seniors' Health?

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a link between gaming and better emotional well-being in senior citizens.
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The 5 holiday gifts Grandma will actually want

The 5 holiday gifts Grandma will actually want | Seniors | Scoop.it
Long-Term Living Magazine,Assisted-living and nursing home senior care environment news and information for nurses, continuing-care providers & directors. Learn about design and management of independent living communities for the elderly, environments for aging and accountable care organizations as well as hospice services and healthcare information technology for retirement facilities. Read about Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Information on Medicare and Medicaid Services. Free Webinars, industry conferences.
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Opinion Piece: Lonely Seniors Suffer in Silence - BC Care Providers

Opinion Piece: Lonely Seniors Suffer in Silence - BC Care Providers | Seniors | Scoop.it
The following opinion piece by Michael Kary, Director of Policy and Research, explores the increasing prevalence of social isolation among seniors and its link chronic and mental illness such as chronic lung disease, arthritis, impaired mobility and dementia. Over the coming months you can expect to see a number of opinion articles from Kary. Be sure to check back frequently for new content from our research department. Read the article below to learn about the pressing issue of social isolation among seniors and why it is critical that we act now.  Do You Have An Opinion? Do you have any suggestions for upcoming opinion pieces, or perhaps you want to submit one yourself? For more information send your requests/articles to khirji@bccare.ca Are You Reading “The Insider”? Catch the latest policy news in the continuing care sector by reading “The Insider”, a new member-only policy-oriented resource available exclusively through our website and authored by Kary. +++ Opinion: Lonely Seniors Suffer in Silence October 2014- Michael Kary, Director of Policy and Research, BC Care Providers Association Almost daily we see news stories about vulnerable seniors. Although much attention is paid to access or the quality of care seniors receive; other areas, often outside …
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Cultural Activities Help Seniors Retain Health Literacy - Pacific Standard

Cultural Activities Help Seniors Retain Health Literacy - Pacific Standard | Seniors | Scoop.it
New research finds a link between the ability to process health-related information and regular attendance at movies, plays, and concerts.
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Many Canadian seniors aren't getting timely health care: survey

Many Canadian seniors aren't getting timely health care: survey | Seniors | Scoop.it
Seniors in Canada have a tougher time getting prompt access to family doctors and specialists than their counterparts in other western countries, according to a new survey.
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Canadian seniors fared the worst among the countries surveyed in some key areas. #abseniors

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Smartphones promote seniors' health | Epoch Senior Living

smartphone apps for seniors Increasingly, smartphones are being used to promote health and wellbeing, particularly among aging adults.
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Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health? – WebMD

Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health? – WebMD | Seniors | Scoop.it
MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of self-esteem might mean better health for seniors, according to a new study. It included 147 people aged 60 and older who were followed for four years.
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