Aging & Health A to Z
In Assisted Living Facilities, Many Older Adults Have Sleep Problems, Which Appear to Contribute to Depression, Lower Quality of Life and Poorer Function
A growing number of older adults who have difficulty living independently, but don't need all the services nursing homes provide, are moving to assisted living facilities (ALFs). Residents of ALFs are usually better able to function and more independent than nursing home residents. But research … more
Older Adults with Dementia Who Live in Communities Have Unmet Needs, as Do Their “Informal” Caregivers
About 70 percent of the 5.4 million older Americans with dementia live in communities, rather than in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes.
PACE Program Reduces Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries’ Risks of Hospitalizations, Re-hospitalizations, and Avoidable Hospitalizations
Over nine million Americans are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Known as “dual-eligibles,” many of these adults are frail and have complex and expensive health problems.