Medicare.gov issued guidance about what it will cover for beneficiaries who are exposed to or diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). We updated our Medicare and Coronavirus webpage with the most recent information.
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.
Older Americans have been more likely than other age groups to return their U.S. census forms and make sure they were counted.
But as the country gears up for the 2020 census next March — the first that will be completed largely online — experts say there will be challenges in getting older people to participate.
The Elder Index™ was developed by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston and measures the income that older adults need to meet their basic needs and age in place with dignity.
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.
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.
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.
April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this day, every household in America will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. People are asked to say how many people live in their[...]
Once a decade, the federal government undertakes the constitutionally-mandated task of counting every person living in the United States. The decennial census is the federal government’s largest peacetime mobilization, and no data collection effort is more vital to American democracy. Your responses
Upcoming dementia education programs around Washington: King CountyKnow the Ten Warning Signs:January 9, 2020 2-3:30 p.m.Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900 Conversations about Dementia:January 11,