Aging News Headlines: October 19, 2017
Aging News Headlines: October 18, 2017
Recent Headlines: October 18, 2017
Program helps older domestic violence victims
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLaw Center (SLC), a nonprofit that aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians, is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some unique barriers,” said Dana Goldberg, SLC’s director of victim services.
Manage medications effectively
By Sally Friedman
According to national estimates, more than 25,000 people die each year from a failure to take medications properly. With today’s many choices of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, sometimes carelessly dispensed and used, knowing how to manage medications may save your life.
Aging News Headlines: October 17, 2017
Aging Research & Issues: October 16-20, 2017
- Projections of white and black older adults without living kin in the United States, 2015 to 2060. Ashton M. Verderya, and Rachel Margolis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS). Published online October 2, 2017.
- The Promotion of Well-Being in Aging Individuals Living in Nursing Homes: A
Controlled Pilot Intervention with Narrative Strategies. Giulia Cesetti, PsyD,
Francesca Vescovelli, PsyD & Chiara Ruini, PhD. Clinical Gerontologist, Volume 40, 2017 – Issue 5, Pages 380-391. Published online: February 8, 2017.
Free access. Nursing home patients assigned to the narrative intervention reported significantly increased well-being and sleep quality.
Aging News Headlines: October 16, 2017
PCA’s Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program seeks providers
Could you share your home with someone who needs help living independently? Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) seeks providers for its Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program. The program serves individuals 18-plus who have a disability. Dom Care providers offer the following services to participants: room and board, housekeeping, laundry, assistance with personal hygiene and budgeting, supervision of medication administration, and assistance with medical appointments. In exchange for their services, care providers receive companionship, a monthly stipend of up to $979 for each individual served, and ongoing training and support from the PCA staff.