Joan Teno highlights urgent need for oversight and integrity reforms in a changing, increasingly profit-driven industry.
For much of the 20th century, Americans lived without a health care safety net. Many, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, had no health insurance. They paid out of pocket for care, and when care became too costly, they struggled, fell ill, and often died. For millions of Americans, the value of care was determined by the contents of their bank account.
Lacking federal guidelines, health care professionals in state-regulated facilities determine dosing for seniors with dementia, greatly impacting the care residents receive.
MPH student Kristen Smith is working to create tools and resources that lower the burden of loneliness for homebound older adults.
New research supported by the National Institute on Aging will study the effects of multiple medications on older adults with the aim of reducing harms and improving efficiency.
Next-generation dementia care and research includes the voices of those living with the disease.
Who better to ask for longevity advice than a geriatrician still active into his ninth decade of life?
Using digital imaging instead of a scalpel
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $1.4 million grant to a research team based at Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife to partner with Walgreens to add customer data to a massive monitoring system of the long-term safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination for Medicare beneficiaries.
Brown University projects examine effects on nursing homes and medical care