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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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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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BABY BOOMER INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

The baby boomer seniors will have more financial and market information at their fingertips than any generation ever. The only problem is that they don’t have the time to process it.

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF LONG-TERM LIVING PENNSYLVANIA SENIOR CARE AND SERVICES STUDY COMMISSION

This fact places providers in a difficult position of attempting to meet consumers varied preferences while complying with regulations and an inequitable and arbitrary funding system that has failed to meet the actual cost of care for decades.
For example, the capital costs for nursing facilities under the Medicaid program are capped at one-tenth of the actual cost and have been for over 20 years despite numerous and costly increases in regulations during that period of time.

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Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Mortality in a Defined Population of Older Persons

Conclusions: The results suggest that higher extraversion and lower neuroticism are associated with reduced risk of mortality in old age and that these associations are mediated in part by personality-related patterns of cognitive, social, and physical activity.
Key Words: neuroticism • extraversion • mortality • cognitive activity • social activity • physical activity

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…and you think you have information overload?

Fortunately, NCOA is a little more measured than me. They’ve created materials to help seniors understand the law and what their benefits are under the law. Now we need to get out there and help them understand it, because seniors’ health is as important a feature of the new law as coverage of the uninsured.

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Want can we learn from those seniors about healthy eating?

But, not for too many senior citizens. Those age 65 and older, most of whom are now retired, report substantially lower levels of stress (32 percent some level of concern) than younger members of society.

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