New research reveales the true extent of abuse suffered by older people in the UK.
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Eligible seniors living independently reminded to sign up for the Emergency Home Response Service, a home-monitoring service launched in October and run by the Illinois Department of Aging.
Standard marketing and strategic planning practices can hurt patient care throughout a nursing home chain, but only if too much emphasis is placed on such administrative standards to the detriment of clinical and facility standards.
Falls, disability and hunger are surprisingly common aspects of life for California seniors.
Richmond-area residents who want to learn more about elder abuse recognition and prevention are invited to a workshop later this month.
The American Health Care Association said statistically-based nursing home resident and family satisfaction surveys are integral to the long term care profession's ongoing quality improvement efforts, and stated the growing prevalence of consumer-driven data.
A radical change in culture and practice is needed to achieve dignified care for older people.
Increases for in-home and skilled nursing facility funding improve continuum-of-care approach.
The American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care launched an advertising campaign to educate Members of Congress and the public about the severe repercussions that would result from deep cuts to Medicare.
Respite care is a service provided for those who are sick, frail or disabled in settings such as nursing homes, residential homes, hospices and day centers. Caregivers use respite care for temporary relief from some of the stress and burden of their responsibility.
In spite of the U.S. having no national training requirements for professional in-home caregivers of older adults, an alarming 78 percent of those who hired such caregivers believe they had received formal training.
Spousal refusal, an increasingly popular way for elderly couples to qualify for Medicaid coverage to avoid nursing-home costs, has been painted by critics as an abuse of public funds.
Pennsylvania Department of Aging launches "Healthy Steps for Older Adults," a falls prevention program that is designed to keep older Pennsylvanians on their feet and out of the hospital.
In the later years of life, chronic diseases and other health problems tend to accumulate and negatively affect an individual's health
Getting services right for those sick enough to die.
Many people fear that population ageing will generate a demand for long term care that will outpace the supply of formal care.
International efforts to champion the cause of older people whose specific needs and potential contributions are neglected in humanitarian crises.
Patients in hospices in the UK and the Republic of Ireland may not be receiving appropriate psychiatric services as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
Remember their elderly relatives and neighbours during the Christmas holiday period, encourages the Minister for Ageing of Australia, Santoro.
State policies unwittingly create financial incentives for nursing homes to hospitalize their frail elderly residents, even though hospital stays can be disorienting or dangerous.
New modular system places handicapped operators in standard auto seats and stows their wheelchairs while they drive.
A telephone based program linking chronically ill older adults to home or community services significantly reduces mortality risk, according to a new study.