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Step in time

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat. 

First drug for aggressive MS gets FDA nod

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Genentech will market the drug, which has been approved for both standard multiple sclerosis and the more aggressive form, Primary Progressive MS.

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

March 22, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Brace yourself

January 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.  

The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

Training to spot frailty risk

January 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers trained and observed the ability of a nurse to identify and assess frailty in seniors at geriatric day hospitals. 

The challenge of getting around

January 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Navigating nursing homes and Medicaid is never easy, but resident blogger Kathy Mears has had trouble getting around, literally. It took several visits and months to get her joystick adjusted and working properly—and caused an injury in the process.

Something WAS bothering him

November 15, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Residents who cry out for help can be wearing on caregivers. But what if they really do need something?

Undone by a cord

October 10, 2016  | 
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears relies on a call light in the bathroom, so when the cord was too long and ripped in half, she relied on some aides’ quick thinking until a more permanent fix could be made. 

Liar, liar: Many seniors fib about their capabilities after hospitalization

August 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Seniors who have recently been discharged from the hospital often downplay or even lie about their capabilities and risk factors in an attempt to return to “the old normal,” notes a new study.

Older women more vulnerable, less likely to be screened after broken hip

July 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Fewer than one in five women who break their hip receive at least one of the recommended osteoporosis screening tests or treatments within six months of incidence, according to a metaanalysis from the AARP Public Policy Institute. 

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