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Obesity May Influence Older Adults’ Risk of Falls

January 4, 2012

A new study indicates that obese seniors are more likely to fall than their recommended weight counterparts. When these falls resulted in injury, researchers found obese individuals less likely to recover.

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Gallup Survey Finds Social Seniors Happier

January 4, 2012

A Gallup poll found those aged 65 and older report the highest level of enjoyment and happiness out of any age group. The survey indicated that seniors who spend much of their time socializing are more likely than their peers to report a high level of hap

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Census Data Reflects Boom in Senior Population

December 6, 2011

According to a new 2010 Census brief, the U.S. population aged 65 and older grew at a faster rate than the total population between 2000 and 2010. The brief describes where these individuals are living and demographic data related to this rapidly growing

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In 2011 The Baby Boomers Start To Turn 65: 16 Statistics About The Coming Retirement Crisis That Will Drop Your Jaw

December 5, 2011

Do you hear that rumble in the distance? That is the Baby Boomers – they are getting ready to retire. On January 1st, 2011 the very first Baby Boomers turn 65. The following are 16 statistics about the coming retirement crisis that will drop your jaw.

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2.9 Percent of 90s Population in Residential Care U.S. Census Says

November 22, 2011

The U.S Census Bureau released a report analyzing demographics of those who are at least ninety years old. Most of these elders relied heavily on Social Security with much higher rates of poverty than younger generations. Living arrangements also demonstr

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Alzheimer’s Report to Shape Enactment of NAPA

November 8, 2011

A new report released earlier this week by the Alzheimer’s Association sheds light on the various needs enactment of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act should address. Ten key challenges emerge from the report that will require additional attention.

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Costs Increase in Long Term Care Says MetLife

November 2, 2011

A MetLife market survey, comparing nursing homes’, assisted living communities’, adult day services’, and home healthcare’s rates and overall rate structures both state by state and at a national level, indicates that average national long term care costs

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Older Adults Struggling Financially Says GAO

November 2, 2011

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) indicates seniors are in financial trouble and that many are relying heavily on Social Security to get by.

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A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.

October 26, 2011

The Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard website allows you to use a map to view state-specific rankings and results compared to benchmarks. Select performance indicators and states for comparison, and then generate customized, downloadable tables an

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Survey Finds Nurses Feel Secure About Their Jobs, But Predict a Difficult Retirement 



September 20, 2011

Although a majority of nurses predict their job and financial future are secure, most do not feel like they are saving enough money for retirement. According to the recent poll, these nurses have also altered retirement plans significantly in response to

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NCHS Shares Details about the First National Survey of Residential Care Communities

September 7, 2011

ALFA encouraged its members to take part in National Center for Health Statistics’ first National Survey of Residential Care Facilities/Communities (NSRCF) in 2010. NCHS is now sharing details about the release of these results, and its new strategy for t

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Assisted Living Occupancy Rates Remain Unchanged

August 22, 2011

Assisted living occupancy seems to have hit some resistance lately with overall occupancy remaining at 88.4 percent for the third consecutive quarter. While occupancy has remained flat, the number of occupied units has increased by 0.4 percent in the past

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