Senior Living: Week in Review August 6th
Get the latest news, trends and tips in senior living for the week of August 6th…
Senior living is continuing to make positive strides in both government initiatives and research. The next steps for the national Alzheimer’s plan are discussed by the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services. Goals include the following:
- Better coordination of data and goal progress to track projects and streamline strategic planning.
- Educating the public and connecting caregivers with existing resources.
- Strengthening the direct care workforce by providing new resources, including person-centered care, abuse prevention and non-pharmacological interventions.
- Continuing to use President Obama’s $50 million dedicated to Alzheimer’s research toward specific projects.
And here are this weeks daily posts on A Place for Mom’s Senior Living blog:
Finding senior living options is a complex and confusing process that has changed drastically over the years. There is now catered care, depending on your loved ones’ needs—which is why so many people are surprised to find a multitude of senior care and living options. The proportion of Americans 65+ will grow by 3 percent each year for the next 20 years.… Read the full article
The oldest competitor of the London 2012 Olympics and second-oldest Olympian of all time, Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan, competes in the Dressage Grand Prix competition. Most people would agree that a person’s prime of life generally falls in his/her 20s or 30s. But Hoketsu of Japan continues to defy the odds and is performing at not only an impressive, but also highly competitive, level—and all at age 72!… Read the full article
“I sing the body electric…That of the male is perfect, and that of the female is perfect.” – Walt Whitman – Aging involves an inevitable deterioration of the body and loss of physical ability. But people aren’t born with expiration dates and there is truth to the old idiom, “Age is just a number.” There are people in their 70’s, 80′s and 90′s, even centenarians, who don’t let age keep them from singing the body electric.… Read the full article
Honda’s Stride Management Assist device, based in part on its ASIMO robot, helps wearers walk and opens up a world of new possibilities in senior health. The rate of mobility impairment among U.S. seniors is nearly 60%, but new developments in the world of assistive technology have the potential to help millions of elderly adults get moving and get healthy.… Read the full article
- United States of Aging: Boomers’ Optimism for Retirement Doesn’t Always Match Reality
- Alzheimer’s Often More Difficult to Detect in Those Over 80
- Improving Vision with Cataract Surgery Has Another Benefit: Fewer Broken Hips in Elderly
- U.S. Dept Announces Nearly $260 million in Grants to Provide Job Training and Services to Unemployed, Low-Income Seniors
- Financing for Senior Housing Will Loosen Up for Some in 2013
- Mindful Meditation Could Combat Loneliness In Elderly: Study
- Next Steps for National Alzheimer’s Plan Discussed
- Approved ACOs List Offered by Medicare
- Health Care Reform Gives Senior Living Funding for Innovative Care
About the Author
Dana Larsen is a senior living writer at A Place for Mom, the nation’s largest senior care referral service. A Place for Mom helps more than 200,000 families each year find the best assisted living and memory care facilities for their needs and budget across the United States.
Dana is mother to a zealous, bright-eyed little boy and caregiver to a vivacious and quirky 88-year-old grandmother. Her passions include dancing, yoga, traveling, good food and the arts. She graduated with honors from University of Washington with a degree in English and Communications and achieved Technical Communications Certification from Bellevue College. View Dana’s Google Profile.
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