It shouldn't have been surprising to see the throngs of folks lined up to see Dr. Ruth Westheimer, speaking during LeadingAge's annual conference on Monday. She fittingly fronted an exhibit called Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll, and it was inspiring.
It's so easy to think of older people as being done with sex. And truth be told, many are. But as anyone who has spent time in a skilled care setting can attest, that's hardly a one-size-fits-all notion.
If you typed the word "strippers" into the McKnight's archives Tuesday, the only story that came up was a blog about floor care. That changed Wednesday when we ran the news of a lawsuit in New York involving strippers allegedly being hired at a nursing home for resident entertainment.
An Accountable Care Act quality assurance program has the power to be transformative, a training expert said at the LeadingAge annual meeting Tuesday.
To hear some rock and rollers sneer it, you'd think that living long is a terrible fate. But is that really the case?
Anyone who works in long-term care or aging services — or who writes about it every day — likes to see headlines like this: "Sexual satisfaction highest in oldest, youngest women, study says." Headlines and research in that vein appeal to us for a couple reasons.
Hey, does anyone out there remember my first blog? I mentioned sexuality in aging to get things started off? Well interestingly, a recent study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California showed that successful aging and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women.