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Articles, Publications and Resources re: Health Care for Elders

 

Articles & Publications:

  • 10 Things to Discuss With Your Doctor to Promote Aging with Dignity and Independence (The SCAN Foundation)
    Having regular conversations with your doctor is an important component of aging with dignity, independence, and choice.  This booklet describes important conversations to have with your doctor to prepare for changing health needs as you grow older.
  • Dental Care for Seniors (Caring.com – 7/9/09)
    Dental hygiene may easily be overlooked, but it's an important part of keeping an aging loved one comfortable and healthy
  • Elder Care Practice Tips (Sanford J. Mall)
    In the midst of our efforts to learn the new Medicaid rules and how the implementation of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in Michigan will affect our clients, it is easy to lose sight of the main objective of eldercare planning – improving / enhancing the quality of life of the elder.
  • Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report (KaiserNetwork.org – Jan. 17, 2008)
    USA Today examined how a "projected long-term explosion of health care costs could force sweeping changes" in Medicare, private health insurance and Social Security, as part of a series on the effects of the retirement of baby boomers.

Resources:

  • Agency for Health Care Reseach and Quality (AHRQ) (Dept. of Health & Human Services)
    Works to improve the safety, quality and effectiveness of health care for all Americans, and it reports on elderly health care specifically. Research can help you make more informed decisions about personal health care services.
  • National Senior Health (NIH.gov)
    This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
  • The SCAN Foundation
    The foundation's vision is a society where seniors receive medical treatment and human services that are integrated in the setting most appropriate to their needs and with the greatest likelihood of a healthy, independent life.