The New York Times, 9/2/19
On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month
A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages.
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Keiser Health News
Five Things To Know About Hunger Among America’s Aging
One of every 13 seniors in America struggles to get enough food to eat, while the federal program intended to help hasn’t kept pace with the graying population. Here’s what you need to know about this largely hidden problem.
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Look outside the clinical setting to improve population health
October 16, 2018
Adrienne Rupp, Senior Director of Marketing
For the past six years, I’ve had the honor and privilege to serve on the Endowment for Health’s board of directors, an organization committed to improving the physical, mental and social well-being and reducing the burden of illness for all people in New Hampshire, focusing particularly on vulnerable and underserved populations... Many of us are now understanding better what most in healthcare have always known – that so much of what happens outside of the clinical care setting affects health and well-being. Read the article at Geneia>
Alzheimer's Association: Dementia care practice recommendations
The 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were developed to better define quality care across all care settings and throughout the disease course. They are intended for professional care providers who work with individuals living with dementia and their families in residential and community based care settings. The Practice Recommendations are published as a February 2018 supplement to The Gerontologist. Read more>
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