Policy & Regulation

Breakthrough! Attracting & Retaining Diverse, Low Income Older Adults as Volunteers
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although research suggests that low income older adults are likely to benefit most from being volunteers, evidence also suggests they have fewer opportunities to volunteer.…

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TRENDING NOW: Ideas for Integrating Housing & Health Care for Older Adults
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Recently the Senior Health and Housing Task Force formed by the Bipartisan Policy Center released a report titled Healthy Aging Begins at Home. This report…

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Frame by Frame: Two Views of Late-Life Inequality
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In a recent article, researchers Renee Beard and John Williamson discuss two major ways that late-life inequality is framed and how these different perspectives on…

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Successful Aging & How Older Adults Perceive Themselves
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although there has been increasing interest in “successful aging,” little consensus exists on what constitutes successful aging, and successful aging definitions have been criticized for…

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Combatting Ageism with Lessons from Feminism
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Ageism has increasingly been recognized as a social force and ideology that the field of gerontology must confront. According to a recent article in the…

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Race & Positivity in Caregivers: What’s the Relationship?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

While much research has focused on the negative emotional and health impacts of serving as a caregiver to a family member or friend, increasing attention…

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How an Increasingly Diverse Population May Shift the Future of Long-Term Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Older adults and their families are faced with a number of decisions surrounding the provision of long-term care. One of the most basic decisions is…

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We’re Living Longer but Facing Some Big Fat Health Challenges
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

“Aging societies reflect a triumph of science and technology over premature death.” So begins a recent article on optimizing health in today’s societies. While many…

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From Dementia Capable to Dementia Positive
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In discussions of how to address the public health challenge of dementia, three concepts emerge: dementia capable, dementia friendly, and dementia positive. Each of these…

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Re-imagining Long-Term Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Robert Kane from the University of Minnesota’s Division of Health Management and Policy recently published “A New Long-Term Care Manifesto,” in which he argues for…

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Advance Care Planning & Its Impact on Surviving Family Members (and Hospitals)
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

The keynote address at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association’s 2015 annual conference featured Bernard Hammes, PhD, the director of Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System…

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Plugging the Gap for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: How the Villages Initiative Picks Up Where Policy Falls Short
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Increasingly, public policy attention is focusing on meeting the health needs of older adults aging in place. However, this population has a number of other…

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