Policy, Regulation & News

Re-Examining Retirement: A Look at 7 Pressing Issues with Retiring Today
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

As the landscape of retirement is rapidly changing, a group of researchers and public officials recently outlined seven pressing retirement issues and questions surrounding them…

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: How Does US Health Care for Older Adults Stack Up?
, Aging & Social Factors, Policy, Regulation & News

How do the health care experiences of older adults in the United States compare to older adults in other industrialized countries? A survey of 15,617…

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Room for Improvement in Employers’ Health Care and Wellness Efforts

In light of the changes to the United States health care landscape as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National Opinion Research…

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Concerns about Discrimination Against Individuals with AIDS and HIV in Senior Housing

The population of individuals living into older age with HIV is increasing. It is estimated that within the next year, 50 percent of those living…

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Association between Sleep Medicine & Falls in Nursing Homes

Nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication has been used increasingly at nursing homes to manage insomnia, a frequently diagnosed condition in such settings that has a negative impact…

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Scientific Uncertainty around Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Create Tension for Diagnosed Individuals

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a relatively recent diagnostic category, covering a wide range of cognitive impairment that is less severe than that which meets…

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Fall Management Approach May Lessen Consequences of Falls

It is estimated that over one-half of nursing home residents will fall in any given year. While many risk factors for falling are not amenable…

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Do Policy Reports Affect Falls Reduction Practices? Evidence from England & Wales

Falls prevention research often leads to useful findings, many of which can be fairly simply implemented in home and long-term care settings to reduce falls…

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Study Supports Tdap Vaccine for Older Adults

Pertussis (or whooping cough) has increased in prevalence in the United States over the last several years, and can be fatal for infants. Infants are…

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Pharmaceutical Policy for the Aging World Population

A recent opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses a European strategy for appropriate research, marketing, and authorization for geriatric medicines. The…

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Nursing Homes in Print News Media: Mostly Negative Coverage

There is a perception that the public has generally negative views of nursing homes (NHs), which is likely to be influenced by their portrayal in…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Resident Rights & the Census in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The decennial census (occurring every ten years) by the US Census Bureau provides crucial policy and planning information. It is important to incorporate the nursing…

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