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Health policies for older adults: thoughts for action

The speed of growth of the population of older adults has been much faster than expected in every country. In Chile today one out of ten persons is an older adult and in the next twenty years this proportion will duplicate. Population aging is a success of development but also presents a medical and social [...]

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The elderly people of post-Soviet Ukraine: medical, social, and economic challenges

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Dec;53(12):2216-20 Over the past 14 years, since Ukraine became an independent nation, the country has made major strides toward achieving political and economic reforms, exemplified by the recent populist uprising for fair and free elections. Despite these successes, many challenges still lie ahead, particularly in the area of health care [...]

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All pensions are NOT the same.

The national pension and the occupational pension together account for between 60 and 80 percent of a retired person’s income.

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Colorado Department of Human Services

The State Unit on Aging is dedicated to keeping seniors independent in their homes through the delivery of services funded by the Older Americans Act and Older Coloradans Act programs. The State Unit on Aging works closely with 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to create a comprehensive package of community services.

The following services are available through the Older Americans Act and Older Coloradans Act programs:

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Governor Cuomo Announces Medicaid Redesign Web Site to Track Progress and Invite Public Participation

The Medicaid Redesign Team has been tasked by Governor Cuomo to find ways to reduce costs and increase quality and efficiency in the Medicaid program for the upcoming 2011-12 Fiscal Year. As part of its work, the Team is seeking ideas from the public at large, the health care workforce, and experts in health care delivery and insurance, economics, business, consumer rights and other relevant areas.

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GRANDPARENTS RAISING AND NURTURING DEPENDENT CHILDREN

The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities operates Joining Generations in recognition of the many benefits of bringing together younger and older persons. Over the years, Joining Generations has dealt with various intergenerational issues. Currently, Joining Generations is focusing its resources on providing support to grandparents and relative caregivers who are raising others’ children.

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California Health and Human Services Agency

SCAN provides all services in the Medi-Cal State Plan; including home and community based services to SCAN members who are assessed at the Nursing Facility Level of Care and nursing home custodial care, following the member in the nursing facility.

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