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More Older Adults With Joint Replacements Recover At Home, Not Rehab

March 28, 2019

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s …

Successful Collaboration Reduces Tobacco Use in Minnesota

March 27, 2019

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease in the United States. It causes more deaths than HIV, drug and alcohol misuse, motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and murder combined. In the state …

Meet Your Advisor – April 2019

March 25, 2019

Decades of work as a nurse and healthcare quality improvement consultant have given Mary Beth Sorensen a close-up look at patients’ struggles with our healthcare system. As a member of the Telligen Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council (BFAC), Sorensen is taking that empathy for patients and families and translating it into action. “I know how …

States Push For Caregiver Tax Credits

March 25, 2019

Gloria Brown didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Her husband, Arthur Brown, 79, has Alzheimer’s disease and had spent most of the night pacing their bedroom, opening and closing drawers, and putting on and taking off his jacket. So Gloria, 73, asked a friend to take Arthur out for a few hours one recent afternoon …

Check Out the New Tobacco Infographic from Healthy People 2020

March 21, 2019

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done. This month’s featured LHI topic is Tobacco. Check out the infographic below, then head over …

Costly Confusion: Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical

March 20, 2019

When Beverly Dunn called her new primary care doctor’s office last November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most of the tab. The appointment seemed like a routine physical, and she was pleased that the doctor spent a lot of time with her. Until she got the bill: …

Nursing Home Fines Drop As Trump Administration Heeds Industry Complaints

March 15, 2019

The Trump administration’s decision to alter the way it punishes nursing homes has resulted in lower fines against many facilities found to have endangered or injured residents. The average fine dropped to $28,405 under the current administration, down from $41,260 in 2016, President Barack Obama’s final year in office, federal records show. The decrease in …

Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution

March 14, 2019

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients …

How To Zero In On Your Final, Forever Home While Skirting Disaster

March 13, 2019

When Martha Powers and Larry Gomberg heard the news about Hurricane Florence bringing horrific winds and catastrophic flooding to Wilmington, N.C., they grimaced. Then, they felt relieved. “What if we had decided to build our retirement home there?” they said to each other in September, when the storm was making headlines. “What if our brand-new …

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