The odds of developing Alzheimer's disease fell sharply among seniors in the United States over the last 30 years, according to research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen.
Like it or not, social media is now seen as activity of daily living for your residents and employees. More than 55 million photos a day are uploaded to Instagram and shared. If you thought Facebook was all you had to worry about, think again.
Lost in the year-end shuffle was nursing home operators' most optimistic story of 2013: The public has an all-time high opinion of you.
Hey, long-term care operator, a sexy tidal wave is coming your way. It's going to change the way you do just about everything. Let me explain.
Baby boomers are most interested in their health and health issues at two key points of their lives, new study results show. The findings give senior care providers new insight as to when key healthcare decisions might be more likely to be made by prospective residents or their adult children.
When one is lucky enough to have a Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D., in the house, it would be wise to sit down and soak up every word you can. You could also offer him a place to sit, but sitting still doesn't seem high on his list of priorities, so boundless are his energy and ideas for the future of aging services.
In 2007, Project Looking Glass provided some groundbreaking insight into the mature market. Now, in 2012, researchers are back to look at changes in retirement living related to economic issues, demographic trends, and incredible advances in technology.
If the federal debt continues to grow at current rates, it is on track to be almost twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037, driven largely by entitlement spending on baby boomers, a new analysis projects.
Demographic trends suggest we need to prepare for increasing numbers of residents without close relatives. Here are four ways we can expect this shift to impact our residents, and suggestions for how we can adapt to this change.
We are at a critical point in long-term care. The perfect storm is upon us: baby boomers hitting 65, the decline of the U.S. economy and housing market, increasing healthcare costs that demand we rethink our business. Long-term care providers who don't evolve will be passed by.
The number of cancer survivors over the age of 65 is expected to increase by about 42% over the next 10 years, which could present new challenges to the healthcare community, study results show.
When working at a continuing care retirement community, or for that matter any type of organization that services the aging population, one hears the term "Intergenerational programming" from time to time. Most think of it in one of two ways. But there is a third intergenerational program that occurs every day — and it's one that people often don't consider.
Baby boomers are more concerned with how aging affects their physical and mental health than the role it plays in their appearance, according to a new poll.
In a move to boost its profile in the senior care industry, insurance behemoth WellPoint Inc. is acquiring the California healthcare provider CareMore Health Group in an $800 million deal.
State Medicaid programs underfunded nursing homes by $5.6 billion last year. They paid an average of $7.17 per hour, per patient, which is less than the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to a new study.
Drug abuse treatment programs across the country are seeing more older users of illegal narcotics than ever before, according to a new report.
Those who smoke, or suffer from hypertension or diabetes during their middle-age years have a higher risk of developing dementia later, according to a new study.
Healthcare reform is a worthy goal, but it should not come at the expense of much-needed funding for nursing homes.
More individuals are willing to pay privately for long-term care services than previously thought, authors of a new study assert. The result offers both more hope for nursing home providers and a realization that nursing homes need better strategies to distinguish themselves among their competitors, researchers said.
Most parents fear that video games will harm their children's brains, but for the older crowd, some games might just have the opposite effect, recent research suggests.
Seniors who can't sell their homes due to the housing and financial crises are feeling trapped because they cannot afford to move into assisted living or retirement communities, according to a news report.
The presidential candidates' views of long-term care issues and funding will influence baby boomers' votes on Nov. 4, a new national survey by Genworth Financial Inc. found.
It seems that the age-old rule to "respect your elders" has paid off. The so-called Silent Generation and the Greatest Generation are the most widely admired age groups, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey.
The aging baby boomer population will strain long-term care resources, including the direct-caregiver workforce, according to Better Jobs Better Care. A new report from the research initiative offers an in-depth analysis of this critical caregiver population, and how to recruit and retain them.
Adding a long-term care benefit to the Medicare program would be a favorable way to help address the impending challenges related to the aging baby-boom generation, healthcare experts say in a new Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare survey.
How well older adults get out of bed on their own and balance a checkbook is a more accurate predictor of their likelihood of dying within five years than their chronic disease diagnosis, a new study finds.