Louisiana Lawmakers Under Fire for Nursing Home Conflict of Interest

Louisiana Lawmakers Under Fire for Nursing Home Conflict of Interest

ProPublica and The Advocate released a report detailing a widespread practice within the Louisiana legislature of proposing and advocating legislation that would enrich lawmakers self-interest. Due to House rules, the practice is completely legal, however the ethics behind the...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 11, 2018

Debt Levels Could Delay Retirement

Debt Levels Could Delay Retirement

A recent study has shown that adults close to retirement age, between the ages of 56 and 61, hold more debt and have more financial insecurity than previous generations. This may have some implications when it comes to retirement. The primary cause seems to be that,...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 10, 2018

Tech Firms Will Test Voice-Based Health Tools for Seniors

Tech Firms Will Test Voice-Based Health Tools for Seniors

Pillo Health and Orbita are partnering with AARP to make health care more accessible for older patients with diabetes. They will be beginning their research this summer in the Boston area with AARP members who are 50 or older. Pillo has a HIPAA-compliant countertop robot that is enabled with artificial...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 10, 2018

Baby Buddies Is Bringing Generations Closer Together in Houston

Baby Buddies Is Bringing Generations Closer Together in Houston

Assisted living residents in the Houston area are getting visits from some very special guests. The Baby Buddies program, a monthly volunteer event that is now in its sixth year, includes parents and young children that visit residents for half-hour play sessions. The older adults who get a chance to...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 10, 2018

Video Game Designed for Dementia Patients

Video Game Designed for Dementia Patients

Video game developer 3-Fold Games is producing a game designed to recreate the early onset of dementia. The game titled ‘Before I Forget’ will put the player in the role of Sunita, a woman suffering the early onset of dementia. The narrative driven game will take you through Sunita’s life as she...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 9, 2018

Social Security, Medicare Trustees Issue Warning on Health of Programs

Social Security, Medicare Trustees Issue Warning on Health of Programs

Social Security and Medicare trustees released separate, yet alarming new reports on the future of their respective programs.  Scheduled benefits are projected to increase while revenue sources dedicated to the programs are stagnating. Both reports result in a call to action...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 9, 2018

Japan, A Model for Senior Care

Japan, A Model for Senior Care

It is no secret that demographic problems hitting the developed world are the most drastic in Japan. Birth rates are falling to historic lows, and the country’s demographic makeup is increasingly aging with over a third of the...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 9, 2018

How Heatwaves Affect Us as We Age

How Heatwaves Affect Us as We Age

Are you looking forward to moving somewhere warmer to live out the golden years? Consider the impact of heat, and heatwaves, on health and wellbeing before you take the leap. The sweltering beaches that were enjoyable in our twenties may not have the same energizing effect fifty years later....

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 8, 2018

A Better Business Bureau Report Shows That Elderly Are Often Targeted for Scams

A Better Business Bureau Report Shows That Elderly Are Often Targeted for Scams

According to the BBB, In the past three years alone, almost half a million people in the US and Canada have reported fraud, with the actual numbers most likely being higher. The reported losses totaled 117 million dollars. Of the types of deception, fake lottery and...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 8, 2018

More than Half of Americans Do Not Know How Much Money They Will Need to Retire

More than Half of Americans Do Not Know How Much Money They Will Need to Retire

A recent Bankrate survey has revealed that a staggering sixty-one percent of Americans do not know how much retirement savings they will need to have. Of the remaining respondents, eight percent never plan on retiring at all, another eight percent feel they will need less than...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 8, 2018

Trump Signs Veterans Health Bill While Fighting Its Funding

Trump Signs Veterans Health Bill While Fighting Its Funding

President Trump signed the VA Mission Act into law on Wednesday June 6th.  The law will expand veterans’ access to private health care and authorizes new health care programs for veterans. However, behind the scenes White House aides are fighting a bi-partisan bill to fund the new law, instead hoping...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 7, 2018

Government Warns Nuedexta Pill Being Pushed on Elderly

Government Warns Nuedexta Pill Being Pushed on Elderly

Nuedexta can be prescribed to treat a rare condition of uncontrollable laughing and crying known as pseudobulbar affect or PBA. But, the government is warning nursing homes and insurance companies that suspicious prescriptions of the drug are being given to elderly people across the country. An

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Alec Pronk | Jun 7, 2018

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