Policy & Regulation

Combatting Ageism with Lessons from Feminism
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Ageism has increasingly been recognized as a social force and ideology that the field of gerontology must confront. According to a recent article in the…

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Race & Positivity in Caregivers: What’s the Relationship?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

While much research has focused on the negative emotional and health impacts of serving as a caregiver to a family member or friend, increasing attention…

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How an Increasingly Diverse Population May Shift the Future of Long-Term Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Older adults and their families are faced with a number of decisions surrounding the provision of long-term care. One of the most basic decisions is…

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We’re Living Longer but Facing Some Big Fat Health Challenges
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

“Aging societies reflect a triumph of science and technology over premature death.” So begins a recent article on optimizing health in today’s societies. While many…

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From Dementia Capable to Dementia Positive
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In discussions of how to address the public health challenge of dementia, three concepts emerge: dementia capable, dementia friendly, and dementia positive. Each of these…

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Re-imagining Long-Term Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Robert Kane from the University of Minnesota’s Division of Health Management and Policy recently published “A New Long-Term Care Manifesto,” in which he argues for…

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Advance Care Planning & Its Impact on Surviving Family Members (and Hospitals)
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

The keynote address at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association’s 2015 annual conference featured Bernard Hammes, PhD, the director of Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System…

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Plugging the Gap for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: How the Villages Initiative Picks Up Where Policy Falls Short
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Increasingly, public policy attention is focusing on meeting the health needs of older adults aging in place. However, this population has a number of other…

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Active Aging vs. Successful Aging Policies—What’s the Difference?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

While the concept of successful aging has become prevalent in academic and policy discussions surrounding aging in the United States, in Europe the idea of…

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Flying under the Radar: Over-the-Counter Drugs & Older Adults
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although adults over 65 only make up 13 percent of the US population, they account for 34 percent of all prescription use and 30 percent…

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What Is the State of Public Long-Term Services & Support?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Recently, in response to a new initiative of the federal government for improving long-term services and support (LTSS), Dr. Stephen Kaye at the Institute for…

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Public Perception of Long-Term Care Spells Trouble
, Policy & Regulation

As long-term care becomes a growing public policy issue, having a clearer idea of the American public’s perception of policy options, finances, and information sources…

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