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Tennessee Agency Awards Corley Roberts Partner of the Year

October 8th, 2015|

More than 200 people gathered at the Jackson, Tenn., Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for Southwest Tennessee Development District’s (SWTDD) Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize individuals and organizations

Walter’s Story: A Readmission Timeline

September 24th, 2015|

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), one in five Americans aged 65+ is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Up to 75 percent of those readmissions are preventable. This is the true story of Walter Haynes, 73, admitted for a heart attack in May 2015 and the complications that followed.

CDC Vital Signs—Making Health Care Safer: Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

August 27th, 2015|

New CDC Video Shows How Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Spread Between Healthcare Facilities.

Go 4 Life!

August 26th, 2015|

In collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging, the national exercise and physical activity campaign for people aged 50 and over, Go4Life, is bringing together more than one hundred federal, state and local partners to encourage older adults

Pay It Forward on Be an Angel Day

August 21st, 2015|

Brighten someone’s day with compassion on August 22nd.

Author and minister Jayne Howard Feldman established Be an Angel Day in 1993 to encourage people to perform random acts of kindness and help those in need.

Half a Century of Medicare and Medicaid

August 18th, 2015|

Before Medicare and Medicaid were created 50 years ago, our nation was a very different place for many.

Seniors had to rely on strained savings or their families’ goodwill to get by. Those who had neither were left to a life of poverty and insecurity.

Passion of One Woman for Rural Care Creates New Community in Indiana

July 20th, 2015|

In August 2013, JoAnn Burke moved back to her small, rural hometown of Tipton, Indiana, in anticipation of her retirement within a few short years. She saw a need for improved care for the aging population, which she had observed visiting family there for years.

When she learned that Tipton would soon have the third oldest population in the state, her resolve to make improvements became stronger.

The High Cost of . . . Living

July 7th, 2015|

We spend on lot on healthcare in this country: more than 16 percent of the gross domestic product or $2 trillion each year.

“Conversation Ready”: A Framework for Improving End-of-Life Care

July 1st, 2015|

In 2012, The Conversation Project (TCP), in collaboration with IHI, launched a public campaign aimed at ensuring that everyone’s end-of-life care wishes are “expressed and respected.”

CMS Announces Release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report

March 2nd, 2015|

CMS recently released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report (2015 Impact Report)