The pandemic has given us a few reasons to take on ageism as an industry. To begin, the fact that nursing homes and assisted living communities were not prioritized for receipt of PPE and testing early...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Oct. 28
Oct 28, 2021
New guidance affirms providers’ right to reject religious exemptions for COVID vaccinations due to ‘undue hardship’ … CDC: Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose approved for some immunocompromised people...
Ageism in LTC
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Oct 26, 2021
As I listened last week to a web event on confronting ageism in healthcare, I found myself nodding in agreement with the participants, who were all themselves nodding at the comments of their collaborators. ...
Let’s give vets a fighting chance
Aug 25, 2021
As with Afghanistan, some veterans homes have collapsed under the weight of a crisis, despite the backing of the U.S. government.
Surveyed seniors suggest ageism played part in pandemic mitigation strategies
Aug 18, 2021
A large survey from Ireland sheds light not only on the challenges posed for older adults by the pandemic, but on their hopes, determination — and one of their biggest pet peeves. (Hint: it’s a...
How COVID-19 unmasked ageism
Jan 25, 2021
For every occasion, even a pandemic, there appears to be a hashtag. One used to describe the coronavirus was particularly vile, particularly cruel: #BoomerRemover. There is, tragically, some truth to it,...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, February 13
Feb 12, 2020
Ageism linked to health problems in the elderly … Study confirms diabetes drug’s link to heart problems … Simple blood test could help predict progression of Parkinson’s … EEG identifies...
It’s not about you. It’s about your age.
Aug 13, 2018
We often hear that ageism is one of the barriers facing long-term care residents these days. Turns out it’s a barrier many employees may be up against as well.
Invisible heroes seen
Jul 01, 2013
I’ve written a lot about ageism. About how people don’t value the contributions of seniors. About how long-term care residents are invisible and forgotten. About kids these days, and why they...