Posts tagged "Population Aging"
It’s been three years since publication of the first national Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard by AARP’s Public Policy Institute and the 2014 Scorecard shows that despite progress, widespread disparities still exist and improvements are still needed in the areas of home care services, family caregiver support and residential services for older adults and people with physical... Read more »
With the potential federal government shutdown, the Syrian civil war and the Navy Yard killings in the news, it is not surprising that the recently released final report of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care received scant attention in the media. Although a few perfunctory articles appeared, the recommendations neither stimulated public debate about how... Read more »
Monday is the 47th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and we should celebrate how this government program continues to transform the lives of seniors and people with disabilities by making healthcare available to these two vulnerable populations. Nevertheless, the program has always been challenging to manage. Almost since its inception, the Hospital trust fund which is... Read more »
Consistent readers of this blog (whom I greatly appreciate) can attest that I rarely share my real life experiences with elder care in this forum. Although life’s experiences can certainly inform, I too often read blogs that are profoundly individualistic, focusing more on feelings than on ideas or actions and offer little in the way... Read more »
Sponsored by the World Health Organization, “Aging and Health” was the theme of this year’s World Health Day on April 7. The day focused on how healthy behaviours throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. The aging of a population... Read more »