Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”

Nguoi Viet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

At 28, Vietnamese immigrant Chi Mai, RN, took Stanford’s online course in successful aging and helped seniors better plan their end-of-life care.


For a Few Lucky Seniors, Happy Endings in Living Situations


The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Low and middle-income elders have few safe housing-and-health care options, but some are benefiting from service-rich programs that should be expanded.


Elder Abuse Rising in Care Facilities Mixing the Frail and the Disturbed


The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Seniors unable to afford private care homes are increasingly victimized by other residents placed in poorly funded homes with dementia or mental illness.


San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide


KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

If you think older Americans can’t learn digital tricks, SF Connected has a myth-busting class for you.


Stanford Program Educates Indian American Elders on End-of-Life Care


India-West/New America Media , News Feature, Reena Rathore, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

As more seniors move to the U.S. from India to help their children’s families, one program is helping some plan ahead in case they face life’s end.


Why Medicaid’s Racism Drove Historically-Black Nursing Home Bankrupt


The Crisis/New America Media , News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Lemington Home served black elders for 122 years before falling victim to poor management and historically racist Medicaid rules.


The Death of a Black Nursing Home


The Crisis/New America Media, News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

The story of Elaine Carrington’s death taints not only one Pittsburgh nursing home, but exposes the racist history of Medicaid ‘s impact on elders of color.


Palliative Care Options - Something to Talk About for Caribbean Elders


CaribPress News/New America Media , News Feature, Lyndon Johnson, Posted: Feb 01, 2015

Jamaica native Rose Lanam is working with Los Angeles hospitals like Cedars Sinai to get the word out to the minority community that palliative care.


Chinese Elders Find California’s Low-Income Care Plan Promising, But Confusing


World Journal/New America Media, News Feature, Richard Lee, Posted: Jan 31, 2015

Zonghu Wong Lee, 94, must decide whether to join a new California plan promising to coordinate her care, but she and others find the program confusing.


Japanese American Seniors Write Letters to the Future


Nichi Bei Weekly/New America Media, News Feature, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Jan 29, 2015

A California gerontologist learned cultural lessons while teaching Japanese American elders to write “legacy” letters on their values and ideas to family and friends.

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