ATLANTA (February 20, 2020)—The American Society on Aging (ASA), an association of diverse multidisciplinary professionals who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families, will honor leaders in the field of aging during the presentation of the ASA Leadership Awards at the 2020 Aging in America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
NEW YORK (February 28, 2019)—Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review.
NEW ORLEANS (August 20, 2018)—Team Gleason and Quantum Rehab have announced an alliance to serve those with ALS via both Quantum’s financial support and increased access to high-end power chair technology.
Quantum has pledged to contribute $50,000 to Team Gleason's mission. Additionally, Quantum is funding life-enhancing seat elevation technology, such as its iLevel system, for distribution by Team Gleason for those living with ALS.
NEW YORK (August 17, 2017)—TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based health care services to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today that the company has been selected to participate in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) study evaluating the cost effectiveness of telemedicine utilization in SNFs.
SAN FRANCISCO (August 9, 2017)—People living with Parkinson’s disease can now have the latest care recommendations incorporated into their personal care plans thanks to a partnership between Home Care Assistance, a provider of in-home care for seniors, and the Parkinson’s Foundation.
KENILWORTH, N.J. (June 1, 2017)—Expert information on how to prevent elder abuse and recognize and respond to the problem when it does occur will be highlighted on merckmanuals.com, an online medical reference, during the first half of June.
The United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 22, 2017)—SCAN, a leading senior-focused organization with the mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent, today announced comprehensive survey results that show many seniors feel unprepared to live independently as they age.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2017)—SCAN, a senior-focused organization with the mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent, has announced a charitable contribution of $40,000 to Long Beach State University’s College of Health & Human Services. The gift recognizes SCAN’s 40th anniversary and its four decades of commitment to meeting the needs of seniors in Long Beach and beyond.
SAN DIEGO (March 17, 2017)—In recognition of World Sleep Day, ResMed, a provider of sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment, has picked its top five sleep apnea research findings of 2016.
EXETER, Penn. (January 4, 2017)—Quantum Rehab and Georgia Tech are pleased to announce that they have embarked on a landmark research study that examines how power adjustable seat height is clinically utilized by wheelchair users in their everyday lives.
Home Health Agencies Prep for Hurricane Matthew and Its Aftermath
In the wake of a final rule issuance on emergency preparedness from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), home health care companies were tested Friday as Hurricane Matthew barreled down on the United States. (Amy Baxter/Home Health Care News)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (October 6, 2016)—Today, Evolution Health, a division of Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc., announced results from a groundbreaking study on Mobile Integrated Health care’s (MIH) impact on preventable utilization of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Emergency Department (ED) and medical inpatient admissions.
ELKINS PARK, PA (January 7, 2016)—Ground-breaking research led by Alberto Esquenazi, MD, the Director of the Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory at MossRehab, is the first to study the effects of joystick control position for wheelchair users. Initial data utilizing pressure mapping, dynamic electromyogram, 3D kinematics and patient subjective report, shows central driving has multiple physiological benefits over traditional armrest mounted joysticks.