This report, created in partnership with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), builds on the United Health Foundation’s ongoing efforts to improve the health America’s seniors.
Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater risk of memory loss, strokes, heart disease and high blood pressure. The health threat is similar to that of smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to AARP.
By Susan Frazier GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (July, 2016). Purpose: To outline concepts related to depression in the post acute/long term care setting. The focus will be on prevalence, definition & symptoms, treatment & regulations.
Researchers examining racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression among the elderly found that 4.2% of Blacks received a diagnosis of depression compared to 6.4% of Whites, 7.2% of Hispanics, and 3.8% of other groups.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit includes a $265 deductible, an insured period during which the beneficiary pays 25%of drug costs from $265 to $2,400, and a coverage gap when the beneficiary pays 100 percent of drug costs...