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Why Primary Care Physicians Are the Next Phase in CCRC Care

August 10, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are experiencing a boom in residency, as more seniors with diverse needs prefer the residential alternative of an independent living unit. CCRC contracts often include health care access that a rental or ownership community would not, such as skilled nursing care. Primary care physicians are becoming more in demand for CCRCs.[read more]


The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Elderly Patients

June 21, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

As people age, new concerns arise. It becomes more difficult to communicate with patients and discuss their needs in a constructive manner. The anger, sadness, confusion, and fear that comes as individuals lose their physical and mental capacity often comes across in aggressive speech or behaviors. Then, there are those who suffer from mental and physical illnesses, which makes the situation considerably worse.[read more]


Five Fields In Healthcare That Are Quickly Growing

May 17, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

The healthcare industry can be extremely lucrative, but it is tough for many students and professionals to decide which fields are growing and in need of new talent. Here is a list of five healthcare fields that are not only growing today, but also estimated to need thousands of new employees in the coming years.[read more]


Addressing the Phenomenon of “Pill Mill” Doctors

July 23, 2015 by Bert Louthian

While the country seems to be in a constant debate about what effects legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana may have on our youth, it seems that not enough people are paying attention to the effects legal narcotics are having on our elderly -- or how often physicians are prescribing them.[read more]

Aging Gracefully, Part 2: Slowing the Aging Process

January 8, 2015 by Stephen Schimpff

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It is never too late to begin a preventive program to slow the aging process. We can slow physical decline with exercise, diet and reducing stress. We can avoid many diseases by not smoking. We can slow cognitive decline with physical activity, intellectual challenges and social engagement.[read more]


October 5, 2014 by Melody Wilding

Nursing Home Complaint Centers Fields Your Calls for Deaths Around Septic Shock

July 8, 2014 by Anthony Cirillo

The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, “Based on the calls we get about deaths from sepsis, or septic shock, from family members whose loved one was being treated at a nursing home, a rehab center, or a skilled nursing facility, we are convinced this is a huge national problem."[read more]

Genworth Publishes LTC Cost Data

July 2, 2014 by Anthony Cirillo

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Genworth recently updated data about the cost of various services in the aging continuum of care. Overall, while the cost of care among all care providers has steadily increased, the cost of facility-based providers has grown at a much greater rate than that for home care.[read more]

Enhancing the "Coolness Factor" in Our Later Years

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Recently, I spoke at the spring meeting of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. My talk focused on how we can build better designs into products intended to help with the aging process. This would involve making “uncool” medical technologies into “cool” accessories of aging.[read more]

Providers Hesitant to Discuss End-of-Life Care with Some Patients

June 11, 2014 by Liz Seegert

End-of-life care: a tough discussion.

Who should discuss end of life care with patients, and when? Providers are unsure when to approach this issue and whether it’s the role of the primary provider or the heart specialist, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Healthcare Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.[read more]

America's Aging Eyes

May 15, 2014 by Liz Seegert

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The American Foundation for the Blind says that the risk of severe eye problems increases with age, especially after 65. Two-thirds of those who are legally blind are seniors suffering from aging-related eye diseases. Why do some people maintain good vision well into their 90s while others struggle with serious visual decline at a younger age?[read more]

Aging Brains Slower Due to More Knowledge and Experience, Not Cognitive Decline

January 27, 2014 by Susan Scutti

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In the hopes of dispelling false assumptions about aging, a team of German researchers created a novel model to show that older adults' lackluster performance on tests used in aging studies reflects their increased knowledge and experience as opposed to a decline in cognitive abilities.[read more]