Tag Archives | seniors

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 [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Colorado Department of Human Services – Seniors

The Division of Aging and Adult Services (AAS) will efficiently and effectively provide human services in support of independent living, self-sufficiency, safety and dignity goals. These goals are on behalf of adults age 18 and over who have disabilities or functional impairments or are otherwise at risk. As a Division, we act upon Colorado Department of Human Service’s vision to be the nation’s leader in helping individuals, families and communities to be safe and independent.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

How will aging affect Arizona? How will aging affect you?

Arizonans age 65 and older are a rapidly growing segment of our population. The aging of our society is going to have great influence on our way of life, affecting all aspects of society, especially healthcare systems, the economy & government programs. There are reasons to be optimistic about the aging of our population.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

State of New Jersey Departmet of Health & Senior Services

If you, or someone close to you, is in a hospital or nursing facility and could benefit from this program, ask to speak with the Community Choice counselor assigned to that facility or call our toll-free number at 1-877-856-0877.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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

Read full story Comments { 1 }

UK Private Investigators: UK Background Checks for Scams Are Booming

There is also a trust factor. People from the developing world are cashing in on the trust of people from the developed world. Verifying people, relationships and backgrounds is now an essential step to avoid fraud and scams, say investigators.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Will More Insurers Control Health Care Costs Better?

Widgets versus health insurance. As someone who has long taught micro-economics I understand, of course, why competition among multiple producers in the market for the legendary widget will drive down the price of widgets to minimum feasible production costs, plus a small profit margin, if widget makers buy the inputs they use in similarly competitive input markets. This is the standard textbook case of perfect competition.

Read full story Comments { 2 }