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Effective Communication with Seniors Leads to Better Engagement

March 27th, 2016|

Healthcare professionals should engage older patients in conversations that encourage discussion and actively listening to what they have to say. This is according to a recent column focusing on effective communication with seniors.

“Caregivers need to talk ‘with’ their older patients and involve them in conversations, which also includes actually listening to what they are

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

February 24th, 2016|

National Nutrition Month is observed every March to highlight the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and exercise habits. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,”

Asking the Right Medication Questions Could Save Your Life

February 22nd, 2016|

Victor Harris almost died after taking a new medicine for high blood pressure. Victor, a 52-year-old African American, was on a low dose of blood pressure medicine for two years. After a routine visit to his primary care office, the nurse practitioner he saw changed his medication to lisinopril.

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.

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)