One-third of Washington's rural hospitals are at risk.
Cascade is one of 40 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) that serve the 30 rural counties in Washington state. These hospitals generally provide all of the medical services for a community, from emergency rooms to acute care, although they don’t all have specialty services such as surgical capabilities.
Seniors were sold a risk-free retirement with reverse mortgages.
In a stealth aftershock of the Great Recession, nearly 100,000 loans that allowed senior citizens to tap into their home equity have failed, blindsiding elderly borrowers and their families and dragging down property values in their neighborhoods.
Falls are a growing health problem for older adults, and there are many myths about falling. The most important message we can share with our communities is that falls are preventable.WA Dept of Health's Injury and Violence Prevention program has new data tables highlighting the leading causes of death by different age groups statewide.
ONE IN EIGHT CHRONICALLY ILL BANKRUPT BECAUSE OF MEDICAL BILLS
The steep rise in health insurance deductibles over the last decade has saddled insured, middle- and working-class Americans with medical bills they can’t afford, a Los Angeles Times examination of job-based insurance shows.
25 Common Nursing Home Problems— & How to Resolve Them
Beware: these 25 problems occur across the country. They happen in cities, suburbs, and rural communities. They also happen both in “good” and “bad” nursing homes. Even the better nursing homes tend to follow standard procedures that violate federal law and harm residents.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh fruit and vegetables to lower-income seniors and supports local farming by increasing the use of farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture. Produce is also purchased directly from farmers for delivery to seniors.
Sometimes it gets hard for older people to do the things that make independent living possible, such as cook a meal or get in and out of the bath. So CAPABLE targets these obstacles, not just with therapy for the individual, but with some TLC for the home. Today there are 29 CAPABLE programs in 15 states. Some
2019 Fall Conference Recap The Washington State Senior Citizens’ Foundation held their 2019 Fall Conference on Thursday October 24, 2019 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. We had 405 people including speakers attend the 2019 Fall Conference. The Sponsors\Exhibitors were: Adult
The Over The Counter Hearing aid Act
The act reclassifies a whole category of hearing assistance devices so that people can buy them at a retail store, without have to go through an examination by an audiologist.