Disability stage and receipt of recommended care among elderly medicare beneficiaries

Ling Na, Ph.D., Sean Hennessy, PharmD., Ph.D., Hillary R. Bogner, M.D., M.S. C.E., Jibby E. Kurichi, M.P.H., Margaret Stineman, M.D., Joel E. Streim, M.D., Pui L. Kwong, M.P.H., Dawei Xie, Ph.D., Liliana E. Pezzin, Ph.D., J.D Disability and Health Journal, January 2017,  Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 48–57 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.007   Background Receipt of recommended care among older adults is generally low. Findings regarding… Read More »»

Do I need it? Do I really need it?” Elderly peoples experiences of unmet assistive technology device needs

Gramstad A, Storli SL, Hamran T.  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 May;7(3):189-98. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.618212. Epub 2012 Mar 1. SOURCE: Department of Health and Care Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø , Norway. ABSTRACT: An unmet need for assistive technology devices (ATD) occurs when a person would benefit from ATD, as assessed by health-care… Read More »»

The identification of assistive technologies being used to support the daily occupations of community-dwelling older adults with dementia: a cross-sectional pilot study.

Boger J, Quraishi M, Turcotte N, Dunal L. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]   Source Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto , Toronto , Canada . Abstract Abstract Purpose: Assistive technologies (ATs) have tremendous potential to support occupations (i.e. meaningful daily activities) impacted by changes… Read More »»

Health Promotion Resources: Older Population

“Live Well, Live Long: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention for Older Adults”, created by The American Society on Aging, funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contact URL http://www.asaging.org/CDC/index.cfm Training and Encouraging Senior Activity (TESA): Engaging, Effective Fitness Workshops for Older Adults and Activity Leaders Contact URL http://www.aahperd.org/aapar/template.cfm?template=TESA.htm  

Brush Those Teeth and Dentures: Mouth Care for the Dependent Elderly

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Community Health Care for Adults and Elders with Developmental Disabilities Research and Training

Slide presentations and guidelines for Physicians Assistants, Family Practitioners, and Nurse Practitioners on Primary Care of Elders with Disabilities Location: website Administering Organization: The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) Contact: Kathy Watson Email: watsonkc@u.washington.edu Visit Website

Forgoing physician visits because of cost: a source of health disparities for elderly people with disabilities?

OBJECTIVE:  To examine disparities in having a usual source of care and forgoing physician visits because of cost between elderly people (age > or =65y) with and without disabilities after consecutively controlling for predisposing, enabling, and perceived and evaluated health need factors using the Andersen behavioral model, and to identify the determinants of such disparities.… Read More »»

“Well, it’s nobody’s responsibility but my own.” A qualitative study to explore views about the determinants of health and prevention of knee pain in older adults.

BACKGROUND: Dahlgren and Whitehead’s ‘rainbow’ outlines key determinants of health and has been widely adopted within public health policy and research. Public understanding regarding the determinants of health is, however, relatively unknown, particularly in relation to common chronic joint problems like knee pain. We aimed to explore individual attitudes to the prevention of knee pain,… Read More »»

Comparison of disability rates among older adults in aggregated and separate Asian American/Pacific Islander subpopulations.

OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prevalence and adjusted odds of 4 types of disability among 7 groups of older Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) subpopulations, both separately and aggregated, compared with non-Hispanic Whites. METHODS: Data were from the nationally representative 2006 American Community Survey, which included institutionalized and community-dwelling Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (n = 524), Vietnamese (n =… Read More »»

When ageing and disasters collide: lessons from 16 international case studies.

Sixteen case studies examined the impact of various natural disasters and conflict-related emergencies on older people, the strengths and gaps in emergency planning, response and recovery, and the contributions older people made to their families and communities. Case examples were chosen from both developed and developing countries. Older persons suffered disproportionate impacts in several cases.… Read More »»