Aging Research & Issues: May 22 – 26, 2017
- The Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services. Richard W. Johnson, Stephan Lindner. The Urban Institute. May 10, 2017. We found that 48 percent of older households with incomes below four times the federal poverty level spend more than their state’s Medicaid HCBS income allowances, and 29 percent spend at least 50 percent more than the allowances, potentially limiting program access and forcing some older adults into nursing homes.
- Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study. Zaldy S. Tan; Nicole L. Spartano; Alexa S. Beiser; Charles DeCarli; Sanford H. Auerbach; Ramachandran S. Vasan; Sudha Seshadri. Journal of Gerontology A – Biological & Medical Sciences, June 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 789-795. Published online: July 15, 2016. Low physical activity is associated with a higher risk for dementia in older individuals, suggesting that a reduced risk of dementia and higher brain volumes may be additional health benefits of maintaining physical activity into old age.
Webinar to address sepsis and limb loss
The National Limb Loss Resource Center, which is funded by the Administration for Community Living and operated by the Amputee Coalition, will hold a webinar on Sepsis and Limb Loss: Awareness and Prevention at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 17.
Aging Research & Issues: May 1- 5, 2017
Home living in PCA’s Domiciliary (‘Dom’) Care
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program marks 40 years of service to consumers this year. Through the program, PCA matches adults, who are elderly and/or who may have physical or mental disabilities, with providers who are willing to share their home and provide meals, housekeeping and laundry assistance, arrange transportation to medical appointments, and administer medications and assist with personal hygiene as needed. “Most of all, they provide attention and support to consumers who otherwise would be living in a personal care home or other institutional setting,” according to Jean Janik, PCA director of community living options.