Surveys

The State of Minnesota is the Healthiest State for Seniors – adults aged 65 and over according to the recently released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2014 by United Health Foundation. Winter favorites Hawaii and Florida have come at positions 2 and 28. The report ranked Mississippi the least healthy state for seniors preceded by Louisiana, […]

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Home care services are increasing at a rapid rate as the aging population grows in the U.S. and many seniors look for ways to age in place.  The use of technology in home care services, whether it be non-medical home care or medical home care, can improve care coordination and communication between agencies, their staff, […]

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An intriguing new study, by the Pew Research Center, reports that 53% of adults over 65 years of age are now online, either surfing the web or using e-mail.  Though this percentage is less than that of younger age groups, it is still a significant gain in internet usage in seniors. Among these older internet […]

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Feeling Better As We Age

January 1, 2013

It is generally understood that with increasing age comes decline in physical and mental capabilities.  Many people would think that this decline in capabilities would bring dissatisfaction and unhappiness to the lives of elderly.  In contrast, a study of older adults by researchers at the University of California, San Diego showed results that were quite […]

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Protecting Seniors from Fraud

September 18, 2012

Though senior citizens over 65 are only 13% of the population in the U.S., this group owns more than 50% of the financial assets.  Much of these assets are retirement “nest eggs” that many seniors have been building for several decades.  Having these resources make seniors likely targets of many fraudulent schemes.  Among the many types […]

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Though people are living to older ages and enjoying higher incomes now than in past decades, they are also facing increased housing costs and higher rates of obesity.  These and other key indicators of the aging population are outlined in Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being, a report published by the National Institutes of […]

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Large numbers of seniors are not receiving recommended interventions that could help forestall medical problems and improve their health, according to a new survey from the John A. Hartford Foundation. The survey results were released on April 24. Large majorities of older Americans experience significant and troubling gaps in their primary care, according to this new national survey. The poll […]

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