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Are Patients Being Discharged from Hospice Care to Save Money?

New Rochelle, NY —About 1 in 5 Medicare patients is discharged from hospice care alive, whether due to patients' informed choice, a ...

Why Seniors Don't Eat: It's Complicated.

WASHINGTON -- More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but ...

Staffing is key to predicting nursing home quality of life

Minnesota may be ranked number one when it comes to long-term care in the U.S.,but a new study from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota is helping shed light on why. University research published today in Research on Aging found that staffing is key for nursing home quality of life. ... Full story

Anti-cholinergic drugs impair physical function in elderly patients

Drugs widely prescribed to the elderly could be responsible for a decline in cognitive and physical function according to research from the University of East Anglia and the Regenstrief Institute. ... Full story

Study Highlights Prevalence, Impact of Elder Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of older adults is a common and serious problem in New York State, according to new research led by Weill Cornell Medical College. ... Full story

Over 70 and still driving, who do you listen to?

Studies show older drivers self-regulate their actions behind the wheel, but now a QUT road safety researcher is looking to find out who and what influences their driving decisions and how this feedback can improve road safety. ... Full story

Starvation in the midst of plenty... Illawarra leading the way in addressing malnutrition in the elderly

Researchers from UOW and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have teamed up to develop novel ways to address malnutrition in senior citizens, with figures showing that a third of patients aged 65 and older who are admitted to hospital in the Illawarra are overtly malnourished, while a further 50 per cent are at high nutritional risk. ... Full story

Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

By Jim Dryden - Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans. ... Full story

Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

Elders in lower-income neighborhoods also at highest risk of injury ... Full story

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