In May 2020 the Administration on Aging released its 2019 Profile of Older Americans. This report is an annual summary of critical statistics related to the population of older adults living in the United States. According to the report, 34% of people over the age of 65 reported living with some type of disability and 49% of people age 75 and older reported having a difficulty in physical functioning. The entire report is linked for your reading pleasure.
COVID-19 presents unique challenges to people with disabilities and older adults. The following information and resources are provided for individuals, caregivers, families, and organizations.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Check out CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults to stay updated on the latest.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, do you know how to prepare if you need to be hospitalized? June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant, has developed a checklist for people with disabilities preparing for hospitalization during the pandemic.
Project REDD (Research and Education on Disability and Disaster) has as its mission to provide informational resources during disasters and other emergencies to people with disabilities, older adults, and others with functional or access needs. This article lists websites and other electronic resources relating to COVID-19.
CDC announces the funding opportunity for the BOLD Public Health Centers of Excellence to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related DementiasMar 31, 2020
CDC announces the funding opportunity for the BOLD Public Health Centers of Excellence to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CDC-RFA-DP20-2005) to fulfill the aim of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (P.L. 115-406).
Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, 1 but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.
The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, and NCOA is taking proactive steps to share the best information we have to protect the public’s health, especially among older adults. Now is the time to stay informed and follow basic tips to protect yourself and those around you.
President Trump and the White House Office of Management and Budget released a proposed 2021 budget. This budget includes changes to senior programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability Insurance.
Good news for seniors receiving Social Security benefits in 2020 – nearly 69 million Americans will see a 1.6 percent increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments this year. Each year, a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is made, and as the cost of living increases, as do federal benefits. Keep reading to learn what this means for your benefits.
Nursing Home Alternative Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Lets Seniors Stay in Their HomesFeb 27, 2020
PACE has over a hundred buses that allow seniors to live at their home but then be picked up and brought to one of the centers where they’re greeted by care takers who help with prescriptions and medical attention.
It's a question many aging Americans face: Is it time to replace my aching knee, or should I wait? Keep reading to see if you considering a knee replacement at the right time.It's a question many aging Americans face: Is it time to replace my aching knee, or should I wait? Keep reading to see if you considering a knee replacement at the right time.
But they don’t have equal access to cancer screening.
New research confirms what we’ve been told our entire lives – a healthy lifestyle in middle age helps you to live a healthier older adulthood. Keep reading to see what researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found.