The seeds that have flowered into the burgeoning of ACOs - groups of providers accepting the responsibility, and risk, for caring for the health of a designated patient population according to defined quality benchmarks (CMS measures quality of care using 33 measures in four key domains) - was planted long ago, in the baby boom.
Despite "imminent retirement" of baby boomers, more registered nurses are working longer after age 50, researchers find.
Wandered through the exhibit hall at a senior living conference lately? Technology is meandering fast and furiously into the world of senior living; it's coming from all angles. Thumb through any McKnight's publication, wander aimlessly through the above mentioned trade show exhibits, listen to nursing home pundits talk about the future and it's clear: Technology is everywhere!
As we enter the holiday season, AARP's recent report on caregiving highlights the impact of changing demographics in American households: there will be dramatic shortages of paid and unpaid caregivers by 2050 in the US.
Sexual expression should be sanctioned and rightly belongs in residential healthcare settings. Sexual rights should not be subject to change based upon age, place of residence, sexual preference or the decision making of others, whether an older adult living in the community, a resident in a nursing home or a tenant in assisted living.
Geriatric care providers and healthcare professionals see where our current system is failing seniors, and family caregivers, but what are we doing to improve it, change it, or create a new system?
By the day, more and more baby boomers are becoming the adult caregivers for their parents. They are the decision-makers who need to be targeted, but marketers for long-term care facilities are still missing out. Too often they look at boomers the same way as the retiring generation of 20- or 30-years ago, and yet they couldn't be more different.
Senior living operators should find more ways to market and discuss long-term care financing with baby boomers, a new survey suggests.
Another batch of statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor paints a sunny picture for people pursuing jobs in healthcare. Healthcare and social assistance are the fastest growing sectors, and will account for one-quarter of the new jobs created by 2020, according to the Labor Department's Employment Outlook.
U.S. healthcare providers need to prepare for a big increase in the number of elderly people with dementia and other mental illnesses, according to a new study.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand compliance-related regulations for skilled nursing facilities.
Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee this week attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently enhanced call center that serves as an office for Eldercare Locator.
As death rates continue to fall, baby boomers will have to develop non-traditional caregiver networks, or pay for long-term care facility care, according to a new report.
Illicit drug use by seniors is on the rise. That could lead to a significant increase in the need for drug treatment services for seniors over the next decade, according to a new report.
It appears increasingly likely that proponents of the CLASS Act will have "happy holidays" after all.
As baby boomers age, they are likely to have significantly more disabilities than previous generations, a new report suggests.