Many of the challenges elders' caregivers face are the result of communication issues — 50% of individuals over age 75 have some degree of hearing loss.
Many of the challenges seniors' caregivers face are the result of communication issues since 50% of people over age 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss makes caregiving more challenging for the caregiver, the patient, the family, and other health professionals.
Westone has announced it will debut its TRU™ Custom and Universal hearing protection earpieces at the 2014 NAMM Show.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Washington to explore the impact of the first decade of the Medicare Part D program. "10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program" will be held in the Dirksen Senate Building. The committee is expected to post a witness list in the coming days. Seniors 65 and older use about three-fourths of Part D prescriptions, with the rest being used by disabled individuals.
Patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely to have hearing impairment than individuals without, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Personal care aides will get a high-powered focus Monday, when the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) host a briefing on training standards. "Training Personal Care Aides: The Latest Research Findings and Strategies from the States" takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Capitol Hill in Washington. PHI Director of Policy Research Dorie Seavey will present the latest findings from PHI's state-by-state analysis of PCA training requirements.
Medicaid managed care contracting should come under increased federal and state scrutiny, a prominent senator said Wednesday.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing today about the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes.The hearing, titled "Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers' Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes," will be at 2 pm ET.