We read so many interesting, inspiring and newsworthy stories around the web, we thought we’d introduce a weekly roundup highlighting some of the best senior living news of the past week. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our highlighted stories and if you have any intriguing news we missed, share it with us in the comments below.
This week in senior living news
There’s a new flu vaccine available for 65-plusers this season. It’s called Fluzone High-Dose, and it’s designed to add extra protection to the aging population, which tends to be more vulnerable to serious flu strains. Jim Miller reports on the Baxter Bulletin.
The elderly may be more creative. (But we already knew that.) Great article from HuffPost.
Senior Living News:
Electronic health records: They don’t seem so intimidating anymore, but as more and more physicians move to a completely electronics-based records system, they’ll be instantly sharing pertinent health data with a group of providers involved in a person’s care. Scary, or efficient? You decide. Read more at Technology Review.
Caregiver Stories and Advice:
Our friend Shelley Webb wrote an article on The Dos and Dont’s of Shopping at the Dollar Stores. It’s a great read for caregivers, as we all try to save money where we can without sacrificing quality.
@rickbanas of BMA Management shared this great piece on Twitter, discussing the 70/40 rule as a benchmark for knowing how and when to start those difficult aging discussions with your parents. The Courier News has the story!
10 Caregiver Secrets We Aren’t Proud Of: Powerful article by AgingCare.com hits home. If you’re a caregiver, it’s a must-read. Ease your guilt. You are not alone.
On the political beat:
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was on the hot seat this week, with multiple sources commenting on new legislation that will protect long-term care workers.
Nancy Pelosi trashes the GOP’s plan, saying it’s not good for women’s healthcare. Reported by InsuranceNewsNet.
Things that make you say, “Huh?” and our favorite unexpected news of the week:
Older Women Want More Sex, Not Less! WebMD reports on a study countering the myth that a woman’s libido decreases with age.
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