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Sponsored Doctor Ratings: Boon or Bane for Senior Healthcare?

Healthcare has not traditionally been a consumer-based market. The view of healthcare as a product to be consumed is a uniquely American twist, and it presents an interesting challenge-- especially when it comes to our rapidly graying population.

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Can New Medical Tests Improve Senior Life?

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that there are currently 5.2 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. And nearly all experts agree that number will skyrocket to as many as 16 million by the year 2050, barring any new developments in diagnosing and treating this disease.

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Can Spa Services Improve Senior Healthcare?

At first glance, spa services seem like a decadent luxury, but a growing number of medical professionals recognize the benefits that spa services provide, especially when it comes to senior healthcare. The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says that, “there is scientific evidence that massage may help with back pain and may improve quality of life for people with depression, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.”

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Is the Call for Dementia Research in Senior Healthcare Being Heard?

With over 5 million Americans facing Alzheimer’s disease, it is no wonder that it is a disease that has been put in the senior healthcare spotlight as more and more prominent men and women in our country step up as advocates.

In February of 2014, comedian Seth Rogen sat before a U.S. Senate subcommittee to tell the story of how early onset dementia is affecting his family. With this address, Rogen joined a long list of famous names such as Penny Marshall, Maria Shriver and Bryant Gumbel in calling for more funds to go into research aimed at fighting the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

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Town Shows How Senior Healthcare Can Revolutionize America

Across the country, more than 5 million men and women suffer from dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. As the population ages, the agency predicts more than 7 million people will have the disease by 2025, representing a 40 percent increase. By 2050, the Alzheimer’s Association says that number could top 13.8 million, assuming no treatment has been found to prevent the disease or slow its progression.

National movements to make communities dementia-friendly is a concept that has taken hold in Europe, but has been slower to take root in the U.S. But some states, and individual communities, have begun to take matters into their own hands, creating their own programs and holding collaborative summits to share knowledge and gain a better understanding of the needs of people with dementia.

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Is Assisted Care Right for Your Parents?

If your parents, like millions of other older Americans, are fiercely protective of their independence but struggle to keep up with the day to day demands of living alone, an assisted care community may be the answer you’re looking for.

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Cuts in Hospital Reimbursement Affect Senior Healthcare

In this, the fourth year of the Affordable Care Act roll out, we’ll get the opportunity to see seeing how the legislation’s most impactful senior healthcare reforms fit together—and determine the future of senior care in the United States.

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Plummeting ER Scores Complicate Senior Healthcare

It won’t be long before senior healthcare starts feeling the strain of plummeting emergency care scores—if you aren’t feeling it already.

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Senior Care Doesn’t Always Aspire to the Highest Standards

If you’re a caregiver, you want to know that any senior service or assisted living community you entrust with the wellbeing of your loved one will be able to provide the highest level of care.

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Managing the 4 Top Senior Wellness Crises

Although Americans are enjoying longer lives, we aren’t necessarily seeing a corresponding rise in the health of older adults. In fact, just the opposite seems to be true. A new national report analyzing the health status of seniors in the United States finds a nationwide increase in rates of diseases like diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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