Long-term Care

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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The Third Age: When Baby Boomers Finally Get to Save the World?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

The Third Age of life is the period of healthy retirement, prior to the onset of significant frailty or physical difficulties. A recent Public Policy…

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Breakthrough! Attracting & Retaining Diverse, Low Income Older Adults as Volunteers
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although research suggests that low income older adults are likely to benefit most from being volunteers, evidence also suggests they have fewer opportunities to volunteer.…

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TRENDING NOW: Ideas for Integrating Housing & Health Care for Older Adults
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Recently the Senior Health and Housing Task Force formed by the Bipartisan Policy Center released a report titled Healthy Aging Begins at Home. This report…

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Frame by Frame: Two Views of Late-Life Inequality
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In a recent article, researchers Renee Beard and John Williamson discuss two major ways that late-life inequality is framed and how these different perspectives on…

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Successful Aging & How Older Adults Perceive Themselves
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although there has been increasing interest in “successful aging,” little consensus exists on what constitutes successful aging, and successful aging definitions have been criticized for…

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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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