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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Resources for Integrated Care

Approximately 8% of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid under the age of 65 have an intellectual disability or related condition. Source: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Resources for Integrated Care Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Approximately 8% of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid under the age of 65 have an intellectual disability …

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Better Health Care for Older Americans – Our Current System Fails Us As We Age

Source: New York Daily News Op-Ed: Better Health Care for Older Americans – Our Current System Fails Us As We Age – The John A. Hartford Foundation New York Daily News has published an op-ed by JAHF President Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, on “Better Health Care for Older Americans: Our Current System Fails Us As We …

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Widow with Down syndrome shows the power of love after husband’s death

Kris and Paul met in 1993 and eventually became one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married Source: Widow with Down syndrome shows the power of love after husband’s death – CBS News Deep in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, family and friends gathered to help 59-year-old Kris Scharoun-DeForge pay …

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Age-Friendly Health Care for the Future

Americans are living longer, which means our health care system has to meet the needs of an increasing number of older adults. Check out WebMD’s survey of those 65 years and older and their caregivers. Source: Age-Friendly Health Care Click to Download and Print PDF Care of older adults is mired in misinformation, with most …

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement: What Is an Age-Friendly Health System?

Older adults in the US deserve safe, effective, and patient-centered care in the settings in which they receive their care. The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative aims to develop an age-friendly health system model and rapidly spread the model to 20% of US hospitals and health systems by 2020. Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: What Is …

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News Article: Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Penn State has released a news article, “Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA,” announcing it’s funding award to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. “With the funding support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), researchers from the College of Nursing in collaboration with the College of …

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American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Source: American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation The American Hospital Association (AHA) will be running an Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community starting in September 2019. Health systems interested in improving care for older adults at their organization can learn how you can implement the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly care, …

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Consensus statement of the international summit on intellectual disability and Dementia related to post-diagnostic support

Karen Dodd, Karen Watchman, Matthew P. Janicki, Antonia Coppus, Claudia Gaertner, Juan Fortea, Flavia H. Santosi, Seth M. Keller, and Andre Strydom Aging & Mental Health, 22:11, 1406-1415.  DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1373065 ABSTRACT Objectives: Post diagnostic support (PDS) has varied definitions within mainstream dementia services and different health and social care organizations, encompassing a range of supports that are offered …

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National Council for Aging Care’s Comprehensive Guide on Exercising for Seniors

Comprehensive Guide on Exercising for Seniors When people think about their later years, they usually imagine a life freed from work or career commitments. They hope, too, that this new freedom will allow them to give their full attention to family, friends, and the activities they feel most passionate about. Making this dream a reality, …

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