Despite improvements, the aged care sector is currently under extreme pressure. The serious effects of isolation and neglect are potentially as severe now and more widespread than in 2020.
People living in sustainable dwellings may use less energy and water which leads to lower bills. But older people may suffer cognitive decline and struggle to use sustainable technology devices.
Algorithms have been shown to discriminate on the basis of race and gender. Studying age-related discrimination is essential to develop more equitable AI systems and technologies.
A study shows the COVID-19 pandemic has made Canadians fear sub-standard and dangerous living conditions in nursing homes. They want home care, and tax policies that will support it.
Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Spears’ battle to end her conservatorship may lead to reforms.
Left untreated, heat stroke can be fatal, and the elderly are the most at risk.
The need for more child-care and elder-care spots is growing, but the COVID-19 pandemic proves that for-profit facilities are not the answer.
Older adults in rural areas in Canada are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including related ones like social connections and public health information outreach.
In the absence of guidelines or training regarding sexual expression in long-term care homes, most staff are ‘just winging it’ on potentially sensitive issues.
Aged-care residents will be among the first to receive the Pfizer vaccine when the rollout begins next week. For some, the process of consenting to the vaccine could raise ethical questions.
Loss of muscle mass is a growing concern for the tens of millions of older Americans. It leads to falls and increased isolation, already a huge problem during coronavirus.
Publishing hospitalisation data is a good start. But ultimately we need information about each aged care facility’s performance to be publicly available.
A recommendation from a German vaccine advisory body not to give the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged over 65 has caused concern. But we should interpret this advice with caution.
The crisis caused by COVID-19 has significant consequences for the future of this retail sector.
Transportation planning for the elderly should consider their needs, including safe pathways and accessible vehicles.
Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.
The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here’s how to start the conversation.
Distributing a vaccine is a bit like boarding a plane — we can’t all board at the same time. So who gets priority? There are a few reasons we should consider vaccinating older people first.
New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.