By 2030, U.S Demographic Milestone Begins to Lower Caregiver Ratio

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history.  According to the Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections, by 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5…

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Staying Independent in Old Age Despite Changing Mobility

This article was written by our good friend Hazel Bridges of www.agingwellness.org, exclusively for our West View Nursing family and readers! For almost everyone, getting older means everyday tasks getting a little bit harder. Between changes to your mobility, vision, and energy levels, staying on top of responsibilities can seem like a Herculean feat. But…

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DEA Director Fogarty Announces Retirement

  At the end of June Director of Rhode Island’s Division of Elderly Affairs (DEA), Charles J. Fogarty plans his retirement at the end of the current legislative session, ending over four decades of public service. Fogarty has served as DEA’s ninth director. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will make an appointment to the DEA director…

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Dr. Brian Ott on Alzheimer's Disease

New Report Warns of Growing Cost of Treating Alzheimer’s Disease 

For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will surpass $277 billion, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in “Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” released on March 20, 2018. The Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures, first released…

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Go with the Pros: Resources and Advice for Seniors who Are Downsizing

This article was written by our dear friend, Karen Weeks, of Elderwellness.net, exclusively for our West View Nursing and Rehabilitation readers and families! Thank you Karen! Selling a home and getting ready to move is a daunting prospect for anyone. There are any number of home fixes and renovations to be made both inside and…

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