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Health Care Executives See Staffing, Drug Costs as 2017 Challenges

December 6, 2016

Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.

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House Panel Reviews Spike in Federal Long-Term Care Insurance

December 6, 2016

A House subcommittee last week held a hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program, which recently came under fire for significantly higher premiums for federal workers.

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CDC: Nearly 30 Percent of Older Adults Report Falling

December 1, 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data, from 2014, revealing the magnitude of the issue.

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GAO: Extent of Elder Abuse by Guardians Largely Unknown

December 1, 2016

The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently released a new report by the Government Accountability Office on guardianship abuse.

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Survey: Americans Sicker Than People in Other High Income Countries

November 21, 2016

Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure. Twenty-six percent said they experienced emotional distress they couldn’t cop

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Few Caregivers of Retirees with Dementia Use Social Security Payee Program

November 16, 2016

Educating family and other caregivers about a primary benefit of the Social Security’s Representative Payee Program may help expand its coverage, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.

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CMS Announces 2017 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles

November 16, 2016

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits will be 0.3 percent for 2017 and because of that low COLA, a statutory “hold harmless “ provision designed to protect seniors largely wi

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As Western Diets Gain Popularity Around the World, So Does Alzheimer’s

November 1, 2016

As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition and reported on NJ.com.

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Latino-Americans Face Significant Retirement Challenges

November 1, 2016

The population of Latino workers is expanding in the United States, but Latino-Americans face significant retirement challenges, according to a Center for Retirement Research blog.

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Study: Most Medicare Beneficiaries Have Two or More Impairments

November 1, 2016

A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and estimate their likelihood of becoming a Medicaid beneficiary.

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Careers in Senior Living Closely Linked to Awareness and Familiarity

October 25, 2016

Interest in a career in the senior living industry is closely and directly linked with awareness and familiarity with senior living, according to the results of a new survey published by Argentum and conducted by national polling firm ORC International.

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Just How Many Candles on Your Birthday Cake? One Aging Researcher Says 115

October 13, 2016

People around the world are living longer than in any time in human history, but new research says we’ve hit the upper limits of longevity. Dr. Jan Vijg, an expert on aging with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, says humans will never get older tha

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