What do care systems look like around the world?

With improved medical care and scientific funding, the global population is aging rapidly. It is important for elderly people to be well looked after in their later life to keep them happy and comfortable. Care systems differ on a country-by-country basis, with some more reliant on state care than others. Acorn Stairlifts, stockists of straight stairlifts investigates:

http://www.healthcareglobal.com/public-health/what-do-care-systems-look-around-world

Posted by editor on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:02 | Permalink

LETTERS: On Trump's speeches, helping seniors, 'jackass' pullquote and watching pets

Did you hear the same State of the Union Address that I did, Raoul Villarreal? You’re right that the Democrats could show their disapproval by staying seated, but how can a person be so heartless as to stay seated when the parents of slain children were introduced, or so petty when the young boy who put flags on the graves of veteran was introduced, or the couple who adopted the drug addict’s baby? Where is their compassion and love of country? Sorely lacking, I fear.

www.themonitor.com/opinion/letters/article_f604d41e-0b95-11e8-872a-03fd0d16ffa8.html

Posted by editor on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

Senator Brown announces new funding for opioids, health centers in budget deal

Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown helped secure $6 billion over the next two years to address the opioid epidemic along with a two-year funding extension for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the bipartisan budget agreement announced Wednesday.

Senator Brown met with Ohio CHCs Tuesday, and earlier this week, Senator Brown joined his colleague Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman in a bipartisan letter requesting that funding for CHCs be part of the next government funding bill.

Congress will now negotiate the most effective ways to allocate the additional opioid dollars.

http://www.wtol.com/story/37450926/senator-brown-announces-new-funding-for-opioids-health-centers-in-budget-deal

Posted by editor on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

Bipartisan Senate Budget Deal Boosts Health Programs

In a rare show of bipartisanship for the mostly polarized 115th Congress, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending for defense as well as key domestic priorities, including many health programs.

https://khn.org/news/bipartisan-senate-budget-deal-boosts-health-programs/

Posted by editor on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

St. Joseph Villa: A Continuum of Care for Seniors

Salt Lake City - Kari & Brooke sat down with St. Joseph Villa's Layna Hassell, Marketing/Admissions Director, and Brent Wilson, Administrator, to talk about everything from independent living to assisted living options.

St. Joseph Villa has the Largest Continuum of Care for Seniors in the state. That Includes:

Transitional Rehabilitation

Respiratory Unit for trach and Vent care

Long Term Care

Assisted Living

Independent Living

Senior Behavioral Hospital

http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/st-joseph-villa-a-continuum-of-care-for-seniors

Posted by editor on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

Aging in place: most seniors want to stay put

Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O'Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in her own backyard when she turned 80 this year.

She was tending her garden when two little girls from next door — "my buddies," she calls them — brought her a strawberry shortcake. It underscored why she wants to stay put in the house that she and her husband, who died 18 years ago, purchased in the late 1970s.

"I couldn't just be around old people — that's not my lifestyle," she said. "I'd go out of my mind."

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45376299/ns/health-aging/t/aging-place-most-seniors-want-stay-put/#.Wnj5uaiWaXI

Posted by editor on Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

Research study, “Aging in Place in America,”

Senior citizens fear moving into a nursing home and losing their independence more than death, according to a new research study, “Aging in Place in America,”commissioned by Clarity® and The EAR Foundation, that examines the attitudes and anxieties of the nation’s elderly population. The children of Seniors also fear for their parents, with particular concern about their emotional and physical well-being should they have to enter a nursing home.

This is the third in a series of studies since 2003 commissioned by a partnership of Clarity and The EAR Foundation to better understand the health and lifestyle needs of America’s aging population. For “Aging in Place in America,” two groups were surveyed to allow a comparative analysis of the attitudes of Seniors age 65 and older who are living at home with those of Baby Boomers who have Senior parents.

https://www.retirement-living.com/proaging-network/research-study-%E2%80%9Caging-in-place-in-america%E2%80%9D/

Posted by editor on Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help at their Peril

As many as 28 percent of patients offered home health care when they’re being discharged from a hospital — mostly older adults — say “no” to those services, according to a new report.

Understanding why this happens and what can be done about it is important — part of getting smarter about getting older.

Refusing home health care after a hospitalization puts patients at risk of a difficult, incomplete or slower-than-anticipated recovery. Without these services, older adults’ odds of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 or 60 days double, according to one study.

http://www.standard.net/Government/2017/06/15/Some-Seniors-Just-Want-To-Be-Left-Alone-Which-Can-Lead-To-Problems

Posted by editor on Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

Alexa, Will You Help My Mom’s Caregiver?

The Amazon Echo may usher in more devices that act as virtual caregivers for America’s growing senior population.

We can use the Amazon Echo’s voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, to organize a calendar, learn about the weather or today’s news, and even to book travel. But the technology also has the potential to address America’s caregiving challenges.

More than 43 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for their loved ones, an increasingly necessary task. As America’s senior population continues to increase, the ratio of family caregivers to elderly people who need care will steadily decline. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, the ratio will drop to 4:1 by 2030 -- a dramatic dip from the 2010 ratio of seven potential caregivers for every person.

https://www.care.com/c/stories/12827/amazon-alexa-will-you-be-my-moms-senior-caregiver/

Posted by editor on Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:02 | Permalink

 
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