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Elderlink provides care for New York relatives

Elderlink provides care for New York relatives A geriatric agency in New York City is operating a new program called “Elderlink” to assist families who have moved away with the long-distance care of elderly relatives still living in the city. The nationwide service was introduced last fall by Selfhelp Community Services, the largest provider of […]

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the challenge to technology and business

Independence for the elderly: the challenge to technology and business William Tenhoor The growing number of older persons in our society is generally well recognized. Less well recognized or understood, however, are the implications of this growth. Today one in nine Americans is 65 or older and by the year 2030, this proportion will have […]

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Older problem drinkers: a community treatment continuum

Older problem drinkers: a community treatment continuum – Portland-Vancouver area coalition Jean Dunlop Older Problem Drinkers: A Community Treatment Continuum Portland, Oregon coalition describes services needed at each stage of recovery. There has been a growing awareness of alcohol problems faced by the elderly during the last 10 to 15 years. Although statistics on elderly […]

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Conference on older women leads to new AoA initiative

Conference on older women leads to new AoA initiative – Administration on Aging The Administration on Aging (AoA) will launch in the fall an initiative to improve the quality of life for older women, which will focus not only on health and other needs of elderly women today but also on helping women in the […]

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Shhh …. The problem nobody wants to talk about – reprinted from New Choices for Retirement Living, Oct. 1992: includes related articles, also a directory of resources – Special Populations: Older Battered Women

Shhh …. The problem nobody wants to talk about – reprinted from New Choices for Retirement Living, Oct. 1992: includes related articles, also a directory of resources – Special Populations: Older Battered Women – Directory Ellen Hopkins This article appeared in the October 1992 issue of New Choices For Retirement Living magazine (1-800-388-6111) and is […]

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Tougher standards set for Medigap insurance

Tougher standards set for Medigap insurance “When it comes to Medicare supplemental insurance, one plus one equals too much,” said Esther Peterson, consumer advocate and board member of the United Seniors Health Cooperative. “Older persons are understandably concerned about the high costs of medical care, but unfortunately. trying to allay their fears by buying extra […]

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How adult protective services evolved, and obstacles to ethical casework – adapted from Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, vol 7, 1995

How adult protective services evolved, and obstacles to ethical casework – adapted from Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, vol 7, 1995 – Physical and Emotional Abuse Paula M. Mixson (The following history is taken and adapted from an article, entitled “An Adult Protective Services Perspective” by Paula M. Mixson, in the Journal of Elder […]

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Adult protection work: the stories behind the statistics – innovations and services from the Adult Protective Services in Texas and other states

Adult protection work: the stories behind the statistics – innovations and services from the Adult Protective Services in Texas and other states – Physical and Emotional Abuse Pricilla Jones In the counties near Nacogdoces, Texas. a rural area behind what some locals call “the Pine Curtain,” statistics indicate the following breakdown for adult protective services […]

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Educating hard-to-reach minority groups about Alzheimer’s disease

Educating hard-to-reach minority groups about Alzheimer’s disease – Confronting Alzheimer’s: Help for Patients and Families In September 1990, the Administration on Aging, under its Title IV Discretionary Funds Program, funded the following projects to meet the special information needs of minority persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers. Puerto Rican Families in Smaller Cities […]

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Medical treatment near the end of life – deciding when enough is enough

Medical treatment near the end of life – deciding when enough is enough – right to die It’s a subject few people want to discuss, much less think about. “Just don’t let me end up a vegetable,” is the extent of most people’s thinking about death. Yet, with the dramatic advances in medicine over the […]