• Elderly care news round-up for April 30th 2012

    Updated: 2012-04-30 10:14:43

  • China: Supply Not Keeping Pace with the Growing Demand for Elder Care

    Updated: 2012-04-27 15:00:09
    A recent article in the Economist discussed some of the challenges facing China in developing their elder care system. The article highlighted a the Hangzhou City Christian Nursing home,  a facility with 1,400 licensed beds, with a  waiting list of over 1,000 persons. According to Sun Xiaodong, the government provides about 80% of long-term care [...]

  • Elderly care news round-up for Friday 27th April

    Updated: 2012-04-27 09:41:34

  • Meet My Robotic Teddy Bear: Monitoring Solutions for Elders Living Alone

    Updated: 2012-04-26 21:16:30
    The Director of IAHSA, Katie Smith-Sloan, recently met with representatives of Panasonic to discuss their innovative products for seniors. Some of the Panasonic products currently on the market in Japan include a robotic companion teddy bear, a hair-washing robot, and a mobility bed. Panasonic is also working on developing other products to enable the virtual delivery of rehabilitation [...]

  • Louis Theroux on dementia - tonight, BBC 2

    Updated: 2012-04-26 12:45:04

  • New Publication: “AI Risk Bibliography 2012″

    Updated: 2012-04-26 05:43:46
    The Singularity Institute has released a new article: Luke Muehlhauser, “AI Risk Bibliography 2012.”

  • Changes to home care inspections

    Updated: 2012-04-24 23:58:34

  • IFA Global Conference on Aging

    Updated: 2012-04-24 19:42:49
    Are you signed up for the International Federation on Aging’s 11th Global Conference on Aging? This year the event will feature a Senior Government Officials Meeting to discuss the role of Technology in Long Term Care.  Technologies to be reviewed include medication optimization, remote patient monitoring, assistive technologies, remote training, disease management, cognitive fitness and [...]

  • Guide Dogs for the Mind...

    Updated: 2012-04-24 12:43:51

  • Leading Change in Challenging Times: 7 Tips from Dan Heath

    Updated: 2012-04-23 21:39:06
    The Peak Leadership Summit is underway in Washington, D.C. and hundreds of elder care leaders are gathered together to learn and share current challenges in the field.  This afternoon, participants heard from Dan Heath, who shared highlights of his recent book switch. Here are seven key tips for leading change in challenging times: 1)      Know [...]

  • LIFE ElderCare Spring 2012 Newsletter

    Updated: 2012-04-23 18:21:46
    Our Special Annual Report edition of LIFELINES features our Mayors for Meals event.

  • Australian Aged Care Reform Pushes Home Care, Workforce Development

    Updated: 2012-04-20 15:45:07
    Today, the government of Australia released their blueprint for reform of the aged care sector.  The proposal would strengthen government support of in-home care, increase wages for care workers and increase government funding for dementia care.  While the plan tightens means-testing for elder care, Prime Minister Julia Gillard contends that means-testing increases fairness. The plan [...]

  • LIFE ElderCare Fall Prevention

    Updated: 2012-04-19 20:07:56
    LIFE ElderCare’ Fall Prevention Coordinator, Maureen Parent, talked about our holistic approach to fall prevention at the 2012 California Wellness Foundation Conference on Healthy Aging.

  • Saldarriaga Concha Foundation Promotes Elder Use of Technology

    Updated: 2012-04-19 16:58:31
    This morning IAHSA received a visit from the Executive Director of Fundacion Saldarriaga Concha, Dr. Soraya Montoya. The Saldarriaga Concha Foundation is a Colombian institution that has worked since 1973 to increase organizational capacity and societal awareness of issues faced by elderly or disabled persons. The  issue of ageing in Latin America is increasingly urgent, [...]

  • State of the Research on Affordable Housing with Services

    Updated: 2012-04-18 17:19:03
    Nearly two million lower-income seniors live in independent, federally subsidized rental housing throughout this country. The average age for someone living in affordable senior housing subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 program is 79 years old – up from 74 in 2006. More than 80 percent of older adults [...]

  • Singapore Nonprofit Supports and Recognizes Caregivers

    Updated: 2012-04-15 15:00:37
    The Asia Women’s Welfare Association Centre for Caregivers was set up in 2006 and is supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) of Singapore as a key organisation to promote the welfare of caregivers. Since their establishment they have developed resources on caregivers’ [...]

  • Cane-Fu Promotes Physical Activity, Self-Defense Among the Elderly

    Updated: 2012-04-14 15:00:35
    Have you heard of Cane-Fu? Championed by the American Martial Arts Institute, the practice utilizes a walking cane for self-defense and physical fitness. As a defensive art, it includes traditional moves such as blocks, strikes, self-defense, kicks, and empty-hand skills in conjunction with the cane. It prioritizes awareness and self-confidence, and it possesses a strong [...]

  • Singularity Institute Progress Report, March 2012

    Updated: 2012-04-06 09:38:28
    Past progress reports: February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Fun fact of the day: The Singularity Institute’s research fellows and research associates have more peer-reviewed publications forthcoming in 2012 than they had published in all past years combined. Here’s what the Singularity Institute did in March 2012: Research articles: Luke and Anna released an updated draft of Intelligence [...]

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