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SeniorAdvisor.com honors 52 Enlivant communities with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards

SeniorAdvisor.com honors 52 Enlivant communities with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards

Enlivant, a national provider of senior care services, is proud to announce that 52 of its communities have been honored with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. [More]

SEIU president supports Hillary Clinton’s investment plan to improve lives of home care providers

Today, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry released the following statement in support of Hillary Clinton’s plan to address the care economy vital for America’s seniors and people with disabilities. [More]
New technological solution improves physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors

New technological solution improves physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors

A new technological solution developed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities. [More]
Collaborative approach could help reduce hospital readmissions due to falls in older adults

Collaborative approach could help reduce hospital readmissions due to falls in older adults

A comprehensive care program that involves a team of specialists from multiple medical disciplines for treating injuries sustained from falls in older adults could help reduce hospital readmissions, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. [More]
AAO recognizes outstanding eye physicians and surgeons for innovation in patient care

AAO recognizes outstanding eye physicians and surgeons for innovation in patient care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology will pay tribute to outstanding eye physicians and surgeons who have made significant achievements in various areas of the profession. These range from scientific innovation and humanitarian service to education and advocacy. The honorees will be recognized AAO 2015, the Academy's 119th annual meeting in Las Vegas. [More]
AAO announces launch of new online resource to improve eye care for children

AAO announces launch of new online resource to improve eye care for children

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the launch of a new online resource for eye physicians and surgeons dedicated solely to children's ocular diseases and disorders. The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center is an important tool that enables ophthalmologists to better serve the 19 million children worldwide who suffer visual impairment. The new resource will be unveiled this week at AAO 2015, the 119th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
New across-the-board Medicare cuts may place many patients and providers at risk

New across-the-board Medicare cuts may place many patients and providers at risk

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare – a coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors – today warned that additional across-the-board cuts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made in the Final Home Health Prospective Payment System Rule for calendar year 2016 could threaten access to patient preferred, cost effective and clinically advanced care for America's home health patients, whom data show are already at significant risk. [More]
ACA launches national effort to eliminate anti-competitive provision of Medicare law

ACA launches national effort to eliminate anti-competitive provision of Medicare law

The American Chiropractic Association has launched a national grassroots effort to eliminate a blatantly anti-competitive provision of Medicare law that arbitrarily limits reimbursement for medically necessary services delivered by doctors of chiropractic (DCs). [More]
New studies raise important questions about impact of statin therapy on effectiveness of flu vaccines

New studies raise important questions about impact of statin therapy on effectiveness of flu vaccines

A new pair of studies suggests that statins, drugs widely used to reduce cholesterol, may have a detrimental effect on the immune response to influenza vaccine and the vaccine's effectiveness at preventing serious illness in older adults. Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the findings, if confirmed by additional research, may have implications for flu vaccine recommendations, guidelines for statin use around the time of vaccination, and future vaccine clinical trials in seniors. [More]
Use of hearing aids may help safeguard memory and thinking skills in older adults

Use of hearing aids may help safeguard memory and thinking skills in older adults

Hearing loss is linked with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults, but the use of hearing aids may help safeguard seniors' memory and thinking skills. [More]

New mobile phone-based navigation service developed for older people

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a mobile phone-based navigation service which guides older users to the right address, even when lost in a strange town. The result of a European project, the service helps older people to use public transport, assisting them along the entire route. [More]
Big data and analytics expected to play major role in Singapore’s healthcare market

Big data and analytics expected to play major role in Singapore’s healthcare market

Continuous data collection for chronic illness management is crucial to deliver personalized care for patients. In the era of globalization, patients still do not have the right tools to collect and share their physiological information on a frequent, real time basis. [More]
Alternative tobacco products pose a new challenge in the war against tobacco

Alternative tobacco products pose a new challenge in the war against tobacco

The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center write in a commentary in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. [More]

VTT, AIST partner to study how ICT-based applications improve care services for the elderly

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Japanese research institute AIST are studying how the adoption of ICT-based applications designed for the elderly will improve care service both at home and in assisted living facilities with the help of, for instance, a robot assistant. [More]
Getting right nutrition throughout life can help protect against osteoporosis in old age

Getting right nutrition throughout life can help protect against osteoporosis in old age

Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior years. That's the key message of a new scientific review published today in the journal 'Osteoporosis International' by leading bone and nutrition experts, in anticipation of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20. [More]
Study: Bright light therapy reduces depression and agitation in dementia sufferers

Study: Bright light therapy reduces depression and agitation in dementia sufferers

Dementia is most often associated with memory loss, but seniors who suffer from the condition also experience depression and agitation. These symptoms are often treated with medication. [More]
WSU awarded nearly $1 million to train social workers and nurses in SBIRT

WSU awarded nearly $1 million to train social workers and nurses in SBIRT

Wayne State University has been awarded nearly $1 million to train social work and nursing students to assess patients in primary care settings for substance abuse behaviors. [More]
Researchers receive NIH grants to find genomic regions containing variants that affect disease risk

Researchers receive NIH grants to find genomic regions containing variants that affect disease risk

Six new grants from the National Institutes of Health will support researchers to develop new computational approaches for searching among millions of genomic variants to find those that make a difference in disease susceptibility or in other traits. [More]
Older pneumonia patients can benefit from ICU admission

Older pneumonia patients can benefit from ICU admission

When an older person gets hospitalized for pneumonia, where's the best place to care for them? New research findings about deaths and health care costs in such patients fly in the face of conventional wisdom - and could change where doctors decide to treat them. [More]
NCOA and award-winning actress Judith Light support national educational initiative, Flu + You

NCOA and award-winning actress Judith Light support national educational initiative, Flu + You

Two-time Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Judith Light and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) are teaming up for the second year on the national educational initiative Flu + You to educate older adults and those who care for them about the seriousness of influenza ("the flu"), the importance of prevention and available vaccine options. [More]
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