Tag: "seniors" at medical news
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...ing to a University of Michigan analysis. And poor seniors
are as likely to have coverage as the rich. The ...o have employer-provided drug coverage, but poorer seniors
were much more likely to get drug coverage through Medicaid. Equally importantly, the researchers ...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
...engthen and expand access to care for children and seniors
by: Providing funding to assure continued and expanded coverage for millions of children from lower-income families through the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Protecting access to Medicare by funding positive physician payme...
New book guides boomers through retirement maze
...e for Boomers devotes a chapter to schemes against seniors
and on how to avoid falling prey to a scam disguised as an investment opportunity or a charity. According to the authors, the law often lags behind the latest fraudulent schemes. Hegland was motivated to write Alive and Kicking once he began teachin...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...ficits, and Medicare insolvency. Children and seniors
alike need Congress to take action to assure continued access to good health care, said Dr. Levine. We appreciate the efforts that Senator Baucus and Senator Grassley have made to maintain and improve SCHIP, and particularly, their courage in taking ...
Stevens Roundtable: Health, Technology & Society, July 11
...des, the timely delivery of healthcare services to seniors
remains a continuous challenge. It is especially difficult when seniors
suffer from multiple disease states such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. Seniors who are confi...
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...tio has a direct impact on the quality of care our seniors
receive." Harrington based her analysis on staffing reports submitted by nursing homes to the federal government and data from multiple other sources. She examined the hours that nurses worked in nursing homes in 2002 and analyzed the data against ...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...8, and the rate of daily smoking among high school seniors
has hovered around 20 percent for most of the past two decades. Adolescents generally recognize the harmful effects of smoking, but typically overestimate their ability to escape addiction and fail to appreciate fully the personal impact of the long...
State spending keeps childless seniors out of nursing homes
...the risk of nursing home admission among childless seniors
by 35 percent. Citing previous research, the authors found that some states spend as little as $35 per person each year on HCBS for seniors, while other states spend more than $1,300 annually....
States' spending may help keep childless seniors independent
...w that spending more money on these services helps seniors
avoid or delay placement in a nursing home." Som...the risk of nursing home admission among childless seniors
by 35 percent. Using data from a national survey of first long-term nursing home admissions occurr...
2007 ARVO Annual Meeting draws spotlight on aging eye
...roughout the world. With the worlds population of seniors
at an all-time high and still growing, addressing the issues of vision loss in the older population is, now more than ever, of paramount importance....
Study finds major variation in Medicare Rx drug costs
...te lower prices for medicines taken by millions of seniors
enrolled in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. That change and others might save some seniors
a lot of money, suggests a new study from the University of Michigan Medical School. It finds tremen...
Exercise enhances seniors' physical, mental functioning
...ram may boost the physical well-being of sedentary seniors
who are at risk of losing independent functioning. This particular conclusion was drawn from the recent Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) pilot study....
Nursing home or hospital: State policy has big impact on elderly
...ving for nursing home residents, they remove these seniors
from familiar surroundings and expose them to life-threatening infections." The study was led by Vincent Mor, chairman of Browns Department of Community Health, and conducted by faculty in the Universitys nationally recognized Center for Gerontolog...
UCSF pharmacy school receives major grant from Amgen Foundation for Medicare Part D outreach
...provide one-on-one assistance to Medicare-eligible seniors
in community pharmacies and in community meetings. Efforts will focus particularly on seniors
from underserved communities, with low incomes, and those who speak and read little or no English. ...
Extra payments to Medicare Advantage plans totaled $5.2 billion over fee-for-service costs in 2005
...better benefits and reduce out-of-pocket costs for seniors
and the disabled." The authors of the report, The Cost of Privatization: Extra Payments to Medicare Advantage PlansUpdated and Revised, note that eliminating extra payments to private plans could save Medicare a projected $30 billion over five years...
Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities
...ted living facilities or ALFs, the industry offers seniors
a range of housing possibilities from two-bedroom ... ALFs nationwide. This compares with about 600,000 seniors
housed in 11,500 ALFs in 1998. The industry reported charging an average monthly fee of $2,627 for...
Prescribe exercise for older adults for better health
...trength-training exercises. It is intended to help seniors
make strength training part of a regular exercise routine....
Rising health expenses are a good value, researchers say
...erly," Cutler says. "The cost per year of life for seniors
is three times higher today than it was in the 1970s." While Cutler, Rosen, and Vijan indicate that rising costs could lead to diminishing returns as life expectancy reaches a ceiling, the researchers say greatly increased quality of life for the e...
Elders suffer disproportionately during heat waves, other disasters
...become overloaded in times of disaster, functional seniors
are among the first groups to become challenged beyond their reserves. Author Thomas Glass of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health therefore outlines several policy recommendations to combat this problem. His research offers such suggestions ...
Research reinforces findings that Chinese exercises benefit older adults
... Medicine, lead researcher Yang found that healthy seniors
who practiced a combination of Qigong and Tai Chi three times a week for six months experienced significant physical benefits after only two months. Not only did participants demonstrate noticeable improvements in laboratory-controlled tests design...
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