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A Twist on Caring for a Parent: Move Into the Home

The New York Times

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A few adult children have found that the simplest arrangement can be found in an apartment at the same retirement community, as it enables them to care for their elderly parents efficiently.

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Why a Boston Suburb Combined Its High School and Senior Center

CityLab

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A Boston suburb combined its high school and senior center to create a hub for the community. The result has saved space and forged interesting friendships.

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The Sense of an Ending

The New Yorker

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More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages - without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical...

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The Power of Nursing

The New York Times

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In 2010, 5.9 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the United States. The Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP, arranges for registered nurses to make regular home visits to first-time low-income or vulnerable mothers, starting early in their pregnancies and continuing until their ...

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Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life's End — But Does It Save Money?

KQED

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People of low income often have bad health habits and more ER visits which is a large cost for Medicare. AIM, a pre-hospice program in Oakland, found that personalized and preventive care reduces ER visits, is less expensive and improves their patients quality of life.

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From Institution To Inclusion

WAMU

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For the last 40 years, people with developmental disabilities in D.C. have been fighting for the chance to be like everyone else. This is their story.

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Getting a Senior Discount? Here's How to Give It Away

The New York Times

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Not all seniors need the various discounts they receive. The Boomerang Giving project allows them to donate back the difference of the discounts on things like movie tickets to a charity of their choice, benefiting not only a community cause but also their own mental and physical health. Various ...

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If this was a pill, you'd do anything to get it

Washington Post

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*Medical research has done wonders to rid populations of diseases; however, the U.S. health care system has failed to appropriate the right resources to Medicare patients with one or more chronic conditions. Health Quality Partners in Doylstown, PA enrolls Medicare patients with at least one chro...

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Seniors Take Manhattan

Politico Magazine

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Cities tend to be dangerous and difficult places to live for older residents. A private public partnership in New York is catering to seniors through small changes in the city such as para-transit options and seniors-only hours at public establishments.

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N.Y.C. Nurses Aid Low-Income First-Time Mothers

The New York Times

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New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses with economically poor first-time mothers. Different studies have shown that women...

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