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2014-04-09 16:09:20

Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä. In this project, 848 older men and women that lived independently in the Jyväskylä region in Central Finland were interviewed at their own home. Life-space mobility reflects a person's mobility with or without the use of a vehicle. Life-space mobility reflects an individual's...

2014-04-02 12:28:12

Study suggests elderly Americans are completing living wills and appointing health care surrogates more than ever before, trend had little impact on hospitalization rates A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of...

2014-01-08 17:45:30

Community and home-based care are popular and cost Medicaid less money than nursing home care, but a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds that seniors who left the nursing home for such services were 40 percent more likely to become hospitalized for a potentially preventable reason than those who stayed in the nursing home. Seniors want greater access to home- and community-based long-term care services. Medicaid policymakers have been happy to oblige with new...

2013-11-27 23:01:53

UNE Names Renowned Geriatrician, Educator and Health Care Leader John W. Rowe, MD as Recipient Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Renowned geriatrician, educator and health care leader John W. Rowe, MD has been named the recipient of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine 2013-14 Humanism in Aging Leadership Award. The award ceremony takes place at noon on December 9, 2013 at the Alfond Center for the Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 304, on UNE’s Biddeford...

2013-11-19 16:50:52

Cognitively impaired older adults released from the hospital are less likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days if they go to a nursing home than if they return to their own home or the home of a family member, according to an Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study. Discharge destination following hospitalization and cognitive status are co-dependent factors, according to the study, which followed 976 men and women, age 65 and older. The study findings are reported in...

2013-06-27 13:16:49

U.S. residents today are living longer than previous generations, thanks to improved public health and medical treatment. But they're also living longer with chronic geriatric health conditions like dementia, urinary incontinence, depression and debilitating falls, which often require complex medical care. Doctors spend significant time and resources treating individuals with chronic conditions, and the average family physician can become severely overtaxed managing care for such patients....

2012-12-17 14:30:50

The study, led by USF Nursing, has implications for the development of Silver Alert-type programs A new study focusing on how people with dementia become lost while driving, how missing drivers are found, and the role of public notification systems like Silver Alert in these discoveries suggests techniques that may help recover drivers with dementia and prevent potentially harmful incidents. The study was led by principal investigator Meredeth A. Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, professor and...

2012-08-02 23:03:14

Physicians have long known that exercise and a healthy diet contribute to a healthy lifestyle. A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society proved that women in their 70s who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruit and vegetables have a longer life expectancy. LAP-BAND VIP surgeon Dr. Hooman Shabatian said it's never too late to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise program into an older adult's lifestyle. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 New research...

2012-06-20 19:05:15

1 in 5 short-stay nursing home patients falls during their stay, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers from the University of Southern California and Brown University analyzed the 2006 Minimum Data Set...

2012-05-31 01:16:16

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University studied 713 women aged 70 to 79 years who took part in the Women's Health and Aging Studies. This study was designed to evaluate the causes and course of physical disability in older women living in the community. "A...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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