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Time to Celebrate Dad!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 12, 2019 2:29:38 PM

 

This Sunday, June 16, is Father's Day. As children, we remember how our dads were the heroes - no feat was too much! Whether it was setting up a tent in the woods, barbecuing in the backyard, or giving you your first driving lesson, they were a source of strength for the family.

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Topics: Senior Health

Celebrate Older Americans Month!

Posted by Mary McAleer on May 22, 2019 1:23:14 PM

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) launches ways to help celebrate Older Americans Month.  This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. It’s designed to make it easy for everyone to get involved.

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Topics: Senior Health

New Ways Health Plans Are Attracting More Members

Posted by Bill Shaw on May 15, 2019 1:47:36 PM

 

With more than 20 million Medicare beneficiaries now enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, the demand for more freedom and flexibility with healthcare plan options has never been higher. Which, for health plans, means it’s more crucial than ever to make sure you’re offering the convenience and service it takes to maintain current membership – while attracting new members.

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Topics: Medicare, Senior Health Plans

Celebrating Mother's Day With Older Adults

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 9, 2019 10:27:00 AM

Don't forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, or other loved ones may not be as independent as they used to be, but you can still make the day special and create happy memories.

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Topics: Aging Well

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

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