Lack of communication results in waste and health risks, but other models show promise
By Howard Gleckman for Next Avenue(Next Avenue invited all our 2016 Influencers in Aging to write essays about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. This is one of the essays.)
Imagine an 85-year-old woman who suffers from heart failure, arthritis and
New research provides more good news for those who love their java
By Rita Rubin for Next AvenueTwo recent large studies suggest it might have been coffee that bubbled from the fountain of youth.
Both studies, one conducted in the United States, one across 10 European countries, found that people who drank even a single cup of coffee a day
For many ailing people, their pet is their life, experts say
By Kim Painter for Next AvenueRoland Carter, 78, of Stafford, Va., has advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, suffers from dementia and spends most of his time in bed. Missy, one of his four dogs, usually is there with him.
“Missy stays on his bed all the time —
Long-distance caregiving is tough, but moving to be near parents is a big step
By Deb Hipp for Next AvenueSara Tapscott won’t ever forget the day an employee at her aging parents’ assisted living center knocked on their apartment door and told them they’d have to move. Their needs had become too great for the staff to accommodate.
Housekeeping couple become a fast favorite of residents
In honor of International Housekeepers Week, celebrated every September, we highlight two new members of our Environmental Services team who exemplify the reason the International Executive Housekeepers
Phill Gonzales made his first drawing when a girlfriend tore up a photo from his wallet, and he decided to reproduce it from memory. From then on, he kept making art – not with any formal training, but by making connections with artists he met
Experts say it will make life happier, healthier and easier for older adults and caregivers
By Suzanne Gerber for Next AvenuePop quiz: When you think about how technology will personally impact your life over the next 10 to 20 years, which of these things do you envision as being part of that evolution?:
- Holographic technology to communicate with your family
- A car that chauffeurs you around
- 3-D-printed medicine
- Drones to help with household activities
- All of the above
If the tech-prognosticators are to be believed, the correct answer