If an individual’s dementia has progressed to the point that conversation is not possible due to the disease or lack of judgment, than it is important that family members take action to safeguard the individual and others in the home. In this situation, here are some tips for dealing with firearms in the home: The […]
Is your skin becoming thinner as you age? Thin skin is a natural part of getting older, alongside wrinkles, less skin elasticity, and skin that is dry or easily damaged. While thinning skin is not reversible, there is help for thinning skin! Moisturize your skin! It can make skin more flexible and less likely to […]
The best time to have a conversation about firearms in the house is BEFORE there is a major safety concern! For an individual living with dementia, gun ownership may represent security, pride in a skill gained and honed over time, treasured memories of a lifetime of gun ownership and a mark of responsible adulthood. As […]
Indiana hospitals are racking up millions of dollars in penalties for having too many patients return for care within a month of discharge. Sixty-six Hoosier hospitals will see their Medicare payments docked next year by a total of about $12 million as a result of having patients readmitted within 30 days. That’s up from $9 million in […]
Congratulations to North Woods Village of Edison Lakes (Mishawaka) for being named the assisted living community of the year and to all of these award winners. Taylor Shuey from American Senior Communities – Leader Under 40 Angi Stoner-Gast from North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes – Outstanding Activity Director Jennifer Morris from Allisonville Meadows Assisted […]
Over 315 Aging Services professionals joined us and our partners at LeadingAge IN and HOPE for a great two-day event at the Indianapolis Marriott East. A huge thank you to all the attendees and sponsors who made the fall conference possible. We were proud! to honor colleagues at the INALA awards ceremony held during the […]
ISDH has reported the first death from Indiana’s Hepatitis A outbreak. The outbreak has caused nearly 4,000 illnesses in 10 states and resulted in multiple fatalities nationwide. Since November 2017, ISDH has confirmed 214 outbreak-related cases of hepatitis A. Indiana typically sees about 20 cases in a 12-month period.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 3 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. They continue to mail new cards to people who live in Wave 2 states and territories (Alaska, American Samoa, […]