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New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

Marijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. [More]
Unique program enhances sense of purpose and meaning in life for seniors living independently

Unique program enhances sense of purpose and meaning in life for seniors living independently

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. [More]
Genesis HealthCare facilities recognized with Bronze National Quality Award for improving lives of patients

Genesis HealthCare facilities recognized with Bronze National Quality Award for improving lives of patients

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced that 16 of its Centers have been recognized as 2015 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through quality care. [More]
Molecules derived from avocados could help combat acute myeloid leukemia

Molecules derived from avocados could help combat acute myeloid leukemia

Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. [More]
Genesis inks asset purchase agreement with Revera

Genesis inks asset purchase agreement with Revera

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Revera Inc., a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector, to acquire 24 of its skilled nursing facilities along with its contract rehabilitation business for $240 million. [More]
New research finds that stroke ages person's brain function by almost eight years

New research finds that stroke ages person's brain function by almost eight years

Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. [More]
New York State lawmakers lend critical helping hand to CARE Act

New York State lawmakers lend critical helping hand to CARE Act

New York State lawmakers lent a critical helping hand today to millions of family caregivers and those for whom they care by giving final legislative passage to the CARE Act, top priority legislation for AARP that will help New Yorkers age safely at home. [More]
New UA research reveals factors that can impact aging adults' quality of life

New UA research reveals factors that can impact aging adults' quality of life

As the world's population of older adults increases, so do conversations around successful aging -- including seniors' physical, mental and social well-being. [More]
New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

The Affordable Care Act helped many become insured, yet 31 million people are "underinsured" with high deductible plans and face out-of-pocket medical costs that can cause serious financial stress. [More]
New MSU research finds that use of tablets can help older adults cross the 'digital divide'

New MSU research finds that use of tablets can help older adults cross the 'digital divide'

One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops. [More]
Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Reflecting the impact of deep reimbursement cuts that have been implemented in recent years, a new study by Avalere Health finds that even the largest home healthcare providers are facing very low overall margins. [More]

CVS Health enters into definitive agreement to acquire Omnicare

CVS Health Corporation and Omnicare, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health to acquire Omnicare, the leading provider of pharmacy services to long term care facilities, for $98.00 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $12.7 billion, which includes approximately $2.3 billion in debt. [More]

California PACE enrollment continues to rise

Enrollment in the California Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) nearly doubled during the last four-and-a-half years based on the latest numbers reported from 11 programs operating 30 PACE centers in the state. [More]
One-quarter of Americans over age 65 at risk to become elder orphans

One-quarter of Americans over age 65 at risk to become elder orphans

With an aging Baby Boomer population and increasing numbers of childless and unmarried seniors, nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are currently or at risk to become "elder orphans," a vulnerable group requiring greater awareness and advocacy efforts, according to new research by a North Shore-LIJ geriatrician and palliative care physician. [More]
PCMA releases new ad campaign to highlight lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare

PCMA releases new ad campaign to highlight lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association today released a new ad campaign – "We Love our Preferred Pharmacy Plan" – highlighting the popularity and convenience of lower cost preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare. [More]
New study explores use of mobility devices among older adults in U.S.

New study explores use of mobility devices among older adults in U.S.

America's population of senior citizens is growing, and with it, a reliance on canes, wheelchairs and scooters. The use of walking aids has increased by 50 percent in the past decade, according to a new study, and should continue to increase as the number of seniors is expected to double by 2050. [More]

Enlivant's Jerry Carson wins 2015 ALFA Hero Award

Enlivant, a national provider of senior care services, is proud to announce that employee Jerry Carson was honored by the Assisted Living Federation of America with a 2015 Hero Award, a recognition that celebrates outstanding senior living staff members across the nation. [More]
Applying palliative care principles to transform geriatric emergency care may reduce hospital admissions

Applying palliative care principles to transform geriatric emergency care may reduce hospital admissions

Applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units, possibly extending lives and reducing Medicare costs, according to a three-year analysis by Mount Sinai researchers set to be published in the May edition of Health Affairs, which can be found online. [More]
Survey: 52% of acute coronary syndrome patients don't take their prescribed OAP therapy

Survey: 52% of acute coronary syndrome patients don't take their prescribed OAP therapy

People with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who undergo an angioplasty procedure and receive a heart stent are prescribed an oral antiplatelet (OAP) therapy and aspirin to help prevent a heart attack, a blood clot in their heart stent (stent thrombosis), or even death. [More]
OAO report calls for better care for people living with eye disease, vision problems in Ontario

OAO report calls for better care for people living with eye disease, vision problems in Ontario

By 2031, the number of Ontarians living with eye disease and vision problems, already in the millions, is expected to double. This leads to significant costs for Ontario's healthcare system, with vision loss already costing the province $7.3 billion annually. [More]
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