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Summer reading: The language of long-term care

Summer reading: The language of long-term care

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A recent NPR survey of older adults had a not-too-surprising finding: No one likes being referred to as "elderly" or as a "senior."

Six tips for a great gardening program

Six tips for a great gardening program

A gardening program (or horticulture therapy) gives seniors an opportunity to beautify the environment around them and engage in a beloved hobby — or take up a hobby they've always wanted to try.

Joint ventures increase value of Health Care REIT's buyout of Sunrise by $1.3 billion

Joint ventures increase value of Health Care REIT's buyout of Sunrise by $1.3 billion

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Health Care REIT announced Tuesday that the value of its deal to purchase Sunrise Senior Living is no longer $1.9 billion, as announced last month. It's risen to $3.2 billion, thanks to value added by joint-venture acquisitions the two companies have agreed to.

Switching eyewear could prevent some falls among seniors, study finds

Seniors who wear multifocal prescription glasses could reduce their risk of falling if they switch to a single-focus lens while walking outdoors, new research finds.

Starting the long-term care conversation

Starting the long-term care conversation

A long-term care organization that builds its visibility in the community prompts families to think about their future needs.

For some seniors, family support increases end-of-life fears

Some groups of elderly people actually report being more afraid of death if they have a strong family network of caregivers, a new study finds.

Wii senior bowling league keeps competitive juices flowing

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A few years ago Joe Riccobene thought his days of playing sports were over. Now one of the winners of the National Senior League Wii bowling competition continues to bowl, golf and play tennis—virtually, that is.

Most seniors can't name drugs prescribed during hospital stays

Nearly 9 in 10 hospitalized seniors could not name a single take-as-needed medication prescribed during a hospital stay, according to a recent study.

'Tis the season for elderly emergency room visits

'Tis the season for elderly emergency room visits

The holidays are typically the time for families to gather for fun and cheer. But for families who haven't been keeping track of an elderly relative's health, the festivities may include a trip to the emergency room, a recent news article suggests.

Senate to debate healthcare bill, elder abuse gains attention

Senate to debate healthcare bill, elder abuse gains attention

The U.S. Senate over the weekend narrowly approved a motion to begin debate on its version of healthcare reform. The legislation includes a significant expansion of the Elder Justice Act and other provisions affecting seniors and long-term care.

CDC: States have received about 44 million doses of H1N1 vaccine

CDC: States have received about 44 million doses of H1N1 vaccine

A total of about 54.1 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine have been made available as of last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.

AARP expected to endorse House healthcare reform bill

AARP, the powerful national seniors' group, today is expected to express its support for the House Democratic healthcare reform bill, according to news reports Wednesday.