The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated the week of September 18 – 24 as National Fall Prevention Week. This week is to raise awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in three adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, there are various techniques and actions to prevent or reduce the fall risk.
Open enrollment for 2022 Medicare Advantage (MA) is almost here. Major payers have shared their benefit offerings for the new year. Many of the benefits are related to social determinants of health, such as food insecurity and isolation.
Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The right nutrition can help to reduce this risk. As we age, our bodies react differently, and a fall can be life-threatening.
As countries worldwide grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults remain disproportionately affected. Not only are they at an increased risk of infection, but they're also at a higher risk of malnutrition -- especially those 85 years and older.
Malnutrition is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for older adults. And, it affects those from all ethnic communities. Although adults 85 years and older are at a greater risk, malnutrition can affect people of all ages.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated this week to raising awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in three adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, there are various techniques and actions to prevent or reduce the risk of a fall.
Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate so many of the important men in our lives, but with a pandemic still in full swing, things may look a little different this year. That’s why we’ve pulled together some ideas to, well, come together during these unique circumstances. From virtual tours to a celebratory dinner at home, the possibilities are still endless!
Hospitals and healthcare systems are addressing the Social Determinants of Health for their patients throughout the continuum of care. Studies show that social, economic, and environmental factors are contributing factors to patient health.
We know avoiding hospitalizations is a top priority for health plans. One way to keep your members out of the hospital, and to reduce the chance of readmission, is to prevent malnutrition. In fact, roughly one-third of patients who are not malnourished at admission will become so during their stay. Weight loss, being underweight, and failure-to-thrive/malnutrition have all been associated with readmission within 30 days of discharge.