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Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Nutrition

Posted by John Siegel on Apr 18, 2019 10:37:00 AM

 

 

With a total annual cost of disease-associated malnutrition in the U.S. totaling more than $147 billion, it is perhaps perplexing and troubling that nutrition still remains poorly misunderstood by healthcare providers, administrators and payers alike. But mistaken or not, over the past few years, one thing is certain: Reducing hospital readmissions is at the forefront of healthcare organizations across the country.

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Topics: Healthcare Cost Reduction, Post Discharge

'Secrets' to Better Aging

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 4, 2019 10:59:10 AM

 

Aging might be out of our control, but aging better is something we should all have a handle on. And with more access than ever to technology, nutrition and medical care that is helping everyone to live longer, it’s never been easier to embrace it. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Senior Health, Aging Well

Food Insecurity Among Seniors

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Mar 27, 2019 10:27:00 AM

With nearly 1 in 6 seniors facing the threat of hunger and malnourishment, food insecurity is now a nationwide epidemic that is getting more expansive by the day. And with a yearly healthcare bill of $130 billion due to medical issues stemming from senior hunger, it’s also getting more expensive.

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Topics: Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition

Time to Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Mar 7, 2019 10:28:00 AM

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education, and information campaign celebrated every March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. You can make a significant impact on your overall health by making small changes in your eating and physical activity routine.

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Topics: Nutrition, National Nutrition Month

Reframing Aging

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Feb 28, 2019 2:11:19 PM

With each birthday, we may wonder how we are perceived by those younger than us. While ageism affects people of all ages, it is no doubt that it is most prevalent in older adults. From healthcare settings to the workplace, discrimination based on age is happening in many areas of life and is at an all-time high. And as it works its way into mental health care, many researchers believe more serious conditions are going untreated by health professionals who are continually dismissing older patients, and, as a result, important signs.

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Topics: Senior Health, Healthcare Research

Food Insecurity & the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Feb 21, 2019 11:13:12 AM

Best known as conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play, that affect a wide range of outcomes, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are categorized around five key areas; economic stability, education, health and healthcare, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context. And among these areas, are a number of issues that make up the underlying causes surrounding SDOH. From employment and education status to quality of housing, our health today is greatly influenced by these factors with one of the most prevalent being limited access to healthy food.

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Topics: Senior Health, Social Determinants of Health

SB1152: California Law for Patient Discharge - New Requirements for Homeless

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Feb 13, 2019 10:29:22 AM

At just under a staggering 70 percent, the state of California has the highest percentage of unsheltered homeless individuals in the country and is home to 29 percent of the entire nation’s homeless veterans, as well as 58 percent of the nation’s homeless youth.

As this problem continues to get worse, so does the need for assistance, which is exactly what legislators are trying to achieve with Senate Bill 1152. The law, which California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed on September 30th of 2018, amends the licensing provisions at Health & Safety Code section 1262.5 with new requirements that will roll out in two parts:

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Topics: Post Discharge, Shelf-Stable Meals

Senior Centers Embrace Social Media to Attract Baby Boomers

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Feb 7, 2019 9:34:00 AM

 

 This is part four of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

From the ability to connect with people all over the globe to sharing real-time moments, news, and messages with just one click, it’s fair to say that social media has not only transformed the way we communicate. It’s transformed life as we know it. And perhaps no one is enjoying this uber-connected world more than baby boomers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Social Media

Senior Centers Help to Combat Loneliness

Posted by Mark Johnson on Jan 31, 2019 10:57:00 AM

 This is part three of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well

Senior Centers Help Baby Boomers to Engage with Technology

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Jan 24, 2019 10:34:00 AM

This is part two of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well

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