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DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elders
 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elders

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 25, 2016

Increasingly, hospitals are changing the "war zone" clatter of ERs by creating special ones for elderly patients--and cutting costs and hospitalizations.

 

THE DEMENTIA DILEMMA: NY’s Chinese Caregivers Find Support in Each Other

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Lotus Chau , Posted: Aug 23, 2016

Chinese family caregivers in New York are increasingly finding mutual-support groups, but need more culturally appropriate programs.

 

THE DEMENTIA DILEMMA: New York’s Chinese Elders and their Families

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Lotus Chau , Posted: Aug 22, 2016

The "catastrophe" of rising dementia cases is even harder on Chinese elders. In New York they also face language barriers and limited service access.

 

Dance, Dance, Dance: Korean Seniors Step Up to Fitness

 

Hyphen/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Wong Macabasco , Posted: Aug 19, 2016

A seniors' Korean dance troupe in Queens is proving that it's never too late to become a dancing queen.

 

Armed and Aging: Should Seniors Face Tighter Gun Controls?

 

Silver Century Foundation , News Feature, Dana DiFilippo , Posted: Aug 18, 2016

Older Americans have the highest level of gun ownership, but even gun advocates feel family and doctors should have a say when mental problems appear.

 

A Senior Center Where Time Ran Out

 

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

In San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, a place for homeless and low-income seniors can't afford to stay open.

 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Need To Keep Moving

 

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

Despite mounting research showing excessive bed rest can harm seniors, while exercise helps them, many hospitals still don't put a high priority on making them walk.

 

Q&A: Nation's Oldest Park Ranger Cites Outpouring of Support in Healing After Robbery

 

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Posted: Aug 16, 2016

94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin was attacked and robbed in her Richmond, California home in late June. She says support from across the country has helped her heal.

 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

 

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Feature, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

Seniors often leave hospitals more disabled than when they arrived. But the nation’s few special ACE units show they can promote health and independence.

 

New Generation of Hmong Learn Art of the Qeej -- Music for Souls of the Dead

 

New America Media, News Feature, Charlie Kaijo, Posted: Aug 02, 2016

Teng Her, 24, works to teach qeej, the instrument played as part of traditional Hmong rites. Her is the only qeej instructor in Fresno.

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