U.S. has highest care costs, fewer doc visits, Commonwealth Fund reports … Vitamin D supplements do not affect cognition in seniors, 5-year study finds … Frequent use of rapid antigen tests remains...
Soaring dementia treatment costs leave care providers to find solutions: report
Nov 02, 2022
The growing needs of patients will put the onus on healthcare providers and other stakeholders to increase access to high-quality dementia care services, the Milken Institute reports.
Conditions affecting the elderly driving up health costs, say researchers
Mar 03, 2020
Care for falls, back pain, arthritic disease and diabetes, among other conditions, are fueling trillions in healthcare costs.
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, December 19
Dec 18, 2019
Sound sleep may counter genetic risk of heart disease and stroke … Healthy diet could save $50 billion in cardiometabolic health care costs … Partnership aims to identify flu vaccines for elderly nursing...
Medication adherence can reduce hospitalization risk, study finds
Sep 05, 2019
Medication adherence may help keep residents out of the hospital, according to a new investigation of adults age 50 and older.
Costly duo: Sleep disorders and back pain together increase healthcare visits, costs
Jul 11, 2019
Many adults with low back pain also have a sleep disorder. Together, the conditions are tied to increased pain-related healthcare visits and costs.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, June 21
Jun 20, 2019
Nursing home care cost outpaces inflation, medical care … 5.4 million cancer survivors suffer chronic pain … CDC releases State of Aging Data Brief on cardiovascular disease
New perspectives on aging and healthcare
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Mar 13, 2018
Three new books on aging and healthcare recently crossed my desk, each with completely different takes on our industry. Each has merit for anyone involved with senior care.
Keep your staff informed
May 14, 2015
The main barrier we all face is how we communicate with and educate our population, which means providing good information to both providers and consumers.
Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: analysts
Nov 13, 2013
Escalating healthcare costs in the United States cannot be pinned on an aging population demanding more services for chronic conditions. Instead, higher costs are primarily the result of price increases,...