The inability to get a good night’s rest increases the suicide risk for older adults, according to a new study by led by Rebecca A. Bernert, Ph.D. of Stanford University.
A recent report by Generations United and the Alliance for Children and Families highlights the ways in which connections among the generations contribute to a dynamic American society, enabling us to recover from tough times and ultimately succeed. LeadingAge is a long-time member of Generations United, a coalition of groups representing children and elders whose vision is a world that values and engages all generations.
Here are some things to think about after a move, to make sure that Mom or Dad is settling in and everything’s going smoothly.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced the temporary suspension of new administrative law judge hearings for Medicare claim and entitlement appeals. OMHA noted the backlog of 357,000 claims for Medicare services and entitlements already assigned to its 65 administrative law judges and the additional cases already pending assignment.
LeadingAge and the Elderly Housing Coalition hosted an informative 1-hour briefing targeted at Capitol Hill staffers to highlight the nexus between affordable housing and supportive services, as a rational way to address the needs of low-income seniors.