Ask older people what will help them remain healthy and independent, and they're unlikely to tell you they need a better primary care physician, writes Robyn Stone. Stone's got a pretty good idea what they will tell you.
4 Ways to Tackle Food Insecurity Among Your Residents and Clients
A few years back, a friend’s mother was living happily in a suburban New York senior housing property when she began to show signs of physical decline. Fainting episodes led to multiple falls, eventually prompting family members to encourage their mother’s move to a nearby assisted living community. After the move, ...
What a 24-Year-Old Taught Me about the Future of Applied Research
Annual reports are great tools for gauging an organization’s progress -- but they have their limitations. Sure, it’s a pleasure to see your achievements described in an impressive annual document, especially when you’ve had a standout year, like the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) did in 2015. But ...
HIE: A Promising Strategy for Helping Senior Housing Residents Stay Out of the Hospital
Many technology solutions are designed to foster aging in community by making it easier for older adults to take their medications without assistance, manage their chronic conditions, avoid falls, and reduce isolation. I appreciate the value of these technologies to help older adults remain in their homes and communities. However, ...
Keeping it Real at the Institute of Medicine
The Board on Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has 18 members, including 9 physicians, 6 PhDs, and 2 attorneys. Most of the members work in academia, serving as professors and researchers in such areas as bioethics, biomedical science, emergency medicine, nursing, health policy, law, and ethics. The group ...
Labor Day: Celebrating Workers by Helping Them Succeed
We all succeed when we all succeed.This adage from Labor Secretary Tom Perez found a fitting place this summer on the Labor Day 2015 website hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor. It belongs there. Ensuring the success of the people who work for us really should be a central focus of every Labor Day celebration. After all, we’re ...