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Phoning It In: Videoconferencing to Improve Dementia Care

Effectively managing the symptoms of residents with dementia can require considerable clinical expertise. Unfortunately, many nursing homes lack access to the specialized expertise that could aid in their efforts. A recent study examined the...

The Art of Combatting Ageism: How One Art Program Is Changing Perspectives

Health care students are usually exposed to older adults primarily in clinical settings such as hospitals or nursing homes. This can perpetuate negative stereotypes of “frail elderly” among individuals who will eventually be providing...

Redefining Health & Aging

A new study may shift how we define health and aging. Instead of focusing on diseases, researchers looked at 54 health measures to see which factors or clusters of factors had the greatest association with mortality or incapacity. These...

TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Administrators Seek Solutions for Staffing Shortages

Recently Senior Housing News published an article that examines the continuation of staffing shortages within the senior housing community, and how administrators within the industry are finding innovative solutions. The article cites the June...

Why You Should Employ Older Adults to Serve Older Adults

With a shortage of nurses and an aging population that needs more health care, industries including Life Plan Communities are scrambling for staff. One possible group of candidates is the many older adults who still have a desire to work...

TRENDING NOW: Ideas for Integrating Housing & Health Care for Older Adults

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 examines current trends in aging and the demographics of older adults and, on the basis...

Frame by Frame: Two Views of Late-Life Inequality

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 inequality lead to “different definitions of what the problems are and [the]...

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