Have you seen the Frontline program on Assisted Living? It looks remarkably like the November 2011, Seattle Times expose’ of Adult Family Homes.
In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) drew up recommendations for developing public health policies and programs for the prevention and management of obesity in response to a growing health threat in both developed and developing countries all over the world.
Older adult are especially challenging to treat medically as most Americans live a decade or more at the end of their lives with at least one serious medical condition.
Want to stay healthier and get to know your neighbors? Get a dog.
Living…and dying is about choices. You can choose to have a family, finish school, take a new job and retire in Florida…or not. If you’re dying you can choose artificial resuscitation or give an order to not resuscitate. And you can choose where you live and die.
We’ve all seen older people that looked like a puff of wind could blow them over. While not yet technically disabled, the frail have less endurance and strength than their sturdier contemporaries.
A caller to the AgingOptions Radio show asked Rajiv why he didn’t get credit for his Social Security taxes when he paid them. For those people like the caller who are self-employed, they pay both the employer’s and the employee’s part of the Social Security tax or as it is known Self-Employment Tax.
Long term nursing home use by Medicaid-eligible seniors continues to decline and has now reached levels that haven’t been seen since the ‘70s. Usage peaked in 1995 at 1.4 million and has seen a fairly steady decline for the past 15 years. By 2010, the latest date for numbers, just over 1 million seniors resided…
Frank Morris was a celebrated veteran, active in his church and loved to volunteer in his community. He and his wife, Lola danced weekly with a local square dancing club and also loved to walk their neighborhood together every day. While working on the house one day, Frank needed a ladder to reach a…
Melanie called the AgingOptions Radio Show last week. She’s turning 65 shortly and has been unemployed for about a year. She’d been told that she should wait until age 70 to collect but her unemployment benefits were running out in a couple weeks.