News About Aging

Posted By Abbey Porter

Workshop to focus on caring for older adults with dementia

The Ralston Center will offer a free educational workshop on caring for an older adult with dementia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th St.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

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.
Posted By Abbey Porter

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.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore integrating mental health, aging services

The webinar “Building Relationships between Mental Health and Aging Services” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Caregiver workshop to explore establishing healthy boundaries

Caregivers are invited to attend the workshop “Establishing Healthy Boundaries” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at 225 S. Third St.

Domiciliary (Dom) Care provider Dolores Luckey prepares a meal. (Photo by Alicia Colombo)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

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.

Helpline Intake Specialist Neida Diaz answers a call to PCA’s Helpline. (Photo by Evangelina Iavarone)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA Helpline offers access to services

The PCA Helpline receives 570 calls from seniors and caregivers each weekday.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to examine revised federal nursing home regulations

The free webinar “A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations – Part III” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 27.

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