United Hospital Fund (UHF) has released the first in a series of reports, Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care and Why They Matter, based on a year-long project to better understand why hospital discharge planning can fall short despite well-intentioned efforts by hospital staff. The report spotlights the many factors that can hinder informed decision-making by patients and their families and limit post-acute care choices.
The tips provided in this fact sheet will help older adults and their caregivers prepare for disasters.
Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly.
Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help you avoid falls and ensure your safety.
Looking for health information in Spanish for older adults? Check out these new Spanish language articles from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
Free resources and information about National Nurses Week!
Learn how to plan for diabetes care during disasters.
Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease are on the rise. Learn how to protect yourself and your pets with updated information from the FDA.
The Gerontological Society of America has published a new PDF guide, “A 4-Step Process To Detecting Cognitive Impairment And Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia” with approaches and tools for primary care providers to better identify and assist with cognitive impairment concerns. The full 182 page PDF is available below.
Falls are a common and serious health threat to adults 65 and older. Every year, more than 1 in 4 older adults falls…