Healthcare Information

LCAO Calls for Reestablishment of House Select Committee on Aging

As first reported by West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s blog article posted on Nov. 20, Rhode Island Congressman David  Cicilline is poised to begin his legislative push to reestablish the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging eliminated 26 years ago to reduce House operating costs.  While operating, from October 1974 to October 1992, the…

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AAA Northeast Study

AAA Study Says Older Drivers at Risk of Crashing When Taking Multiple Meds

A study found that nearly 20 percent of older drivers are using medications that the American Geriatrics Society says should be avoided because they have very limited therapeutic benefit, pose excess harm, or both. Nearly 50 percent of older respondent’s report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to research findings released…

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National Institute on Aging

Keeping Winter’s Chill Away

Autumn ends and winter begins on December 21st.  With frigid temperatures coming soon, the Rhode Island Department of Health calls on older Rhode Islanders to take precautions in extreme cold weather. Older adults can lose body heat quickly, faster than when they were young.  With changes taking place in your body that comes with aging…

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guardianship

Senate Aging Committee Introduces Report to Improve Nation’s Guardianship System

Last month, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, held a US Special Committee on Aging hearing, to release its 2018 annual report that details a year-long examination of guardianship arrangements including research and recommendations on ways to improve the guardianship system in the United States. At…

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White Paper Gives Road Map on Increasing Nation’s Immunization Efforts

A summit convened by Washington, D.C.-based The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) gives health care providers a roadmap on advancing has resulted in a roadmap for increasing immunization efforts in the nation’s long term care facilities.  A dozen recommendations — including five priority actions — have been outlined in GSA’s…

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URI Researcher Seeks Parkinson’s Patients, Caregivers for Nutritional Study

University of Rhode Island (URI) has recently begun a study, “Tailoring Digital Health to Improve the Nutrition and Health of People with Parkinson’s Disease and Their Caregivers,” to determine how technology could assist  people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers by providing easily accessible, and  relevant nutrition information. The study’s research team were motivated to…

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AARP Launches New Media Campaign to Fight High Drug Costs 

Today, AARP announced the launching of a new national media campaign calling on Congressional lawmakers to block the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts to raise drug costs by reversing the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal. As part of its lobby efforts, AARP will release two national television ads, as well as radio, digital and print ads…

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AARP’s New App Empowers Older Voters in Upcoming Midterm Elections

This month, in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections, the Washington, DC-based AARP launches, “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The nonprofit’s specially designed app to assist persons over age 50 use their smart speakers to engage in advocacy on key aging issues including Social Security, Medicare,…

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