News About Aging

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to examine revised federal nursing home regulations

The webinar “A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations: Part 1” will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore Lewy body dementia

The webinar “Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Older woman with white hair, smiling
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Know the warning signs

Changes in physical and cognitive abilities that may occur with age can be difficult to detect, both for older adults and for their family members, friends and caregivers. The Eldercare Locator has compiled a list of 10 warning signs that a senior may need help. Any one of the following behaviors may indicate the need to take action. It is also important to inform the older adult’s physician of these changes.

Older adult and caregiver with medication.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Seniors managing alone

Maybe it’s the empty refrigerator. Or the unopened mail piling up. Or a crisis – like a fall and a broken bone. There can be many signs that a senior can no longer manage alone.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: January 17 – 20, 2017

Marlene H.K. Stocks of Senior Transition Services, Inc. meets with client Frank Carbonell. (Photo courtesy of Senior Transition Services, Inc.)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Experts’ downsizing tips

Moving is stressful at any age. When you add a lifetime of memories and “stuff,” the thought of leaving your established comfort zone can become overwhelming. To make the transition easier, seniors and their caregivers can seek the assistance of professionals, known as “senior move managers,” who are trained to assist with the entire moving process.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: January 9 – 13, 2017

Lisa-Jane Erwin supervises the Free Library of Philadelphia's Homebound Services. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Homebound library services

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s (FLP) Homebound Services provides books, periodicals, films and music from the library’s extensive collections to Philadelphians who are unable to visit their local library because of age, illness or transportation issues.

Choosing the right rehabilitation facility can be key to recovery.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Choosing a rehab facility

You’re about to be released from the hospital and have been told you need rehabilitation. Where you go for those services will likely have a big impact on how well you recover, so it is in your best interest to do some research before choosing a facility.

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