Policy & Regulation

Oh, the Places You’ll Live! Strategies for Improving Future Older Adults Housing
, Policy & Regulation

In light of recent efforts to reframe the discussion about housing for older adults, a recent Public Policy and Aging Report article described four strategies…

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TRENDING NOW: UK Addresses National Problem of Loneliness
, Policy & Regulation

A recent article in The Guardian explored the news of the UK appointing its first-ever minister for loneliness. This political move was a result of…

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Taking Care of Professional Caregivers: A Look at How to Help an Essential Workforce
, Policy & Regulation

A quality workforce in direct care—encompassing both home health care workers and those in long-term care—is essential to caring for the growing population of older…

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TRENDING NOW: Police Receive Training in Interacting with Older Adults
, Policy & Regulation

Police officers are frequently the first point of contact in a number of instances involving older adults ranging from medical emergencies to behavioral altercations. In…

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Are Older Adults a Help or Hindrance to Their Communities in Times of Crisis?
, Policy & Regulation

In an attempt to understand how communities can better cope with natural disasters, researchers and governments are looking at factors associated with communities’ preparedness for…

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Glass Half Empty: Negative Stereotypes of Aging Persist against All Odds
, Policy & Regulation

Holding negative stereotypes about aging has been associated with poorer cognitive function and increased risk of disability in later life, as well as decreased longevity.…

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Re-Examining Retirement: A Look at 7 Pressing Issues with Retiring Today
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

As the landscape of retirement is rapidly changing, a group of researchers and public officials recently outlined seven pressing retirement issues and questions surrounding them…

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BROs before Lows: How a Cost-Effective Befriending Intervention Combats Loneliness in Older Adults
, Policy & Regulation

Social isolation and loneliness are gaining attention globally through public awareness campaigns such as the UK’s Campaign to End Loneliness and AARP’s Connect2Affect. But which interventions…

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Tale of Two Countries: How Health Care Systems in US & Canada Burden Caregivers
, Policy & Regulation

When two researchers in Canada and the United States compared their experiences as caregivers, both were surprised by the “substantial burden of negotiating and managing…

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Going to Pot: Older Adults and Legalized Marijuana
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In 2014, a nationally representative survey found that 5.1 percent of adults over 50 had used cannabis in the past month, and the rate of…

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Taking Charge: Lessons from Letting Older Adults Self-Direct Their Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

As the number of care options available for older adults has grown, many older adults and policymakers are championing the concept of self-direction—the idea that…

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Older Adults’ Feelings of Financial Strain Linked to Poor Health
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Increasing evidence suggests that interpretations of personal circumstances can impact individuals’ health and quality of life. Research shows that in developed countries the subjective experience…

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