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Supporting Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Care for older adults with chronic, disabling health conditions has entered a new chapter, one with far-ranging implications for families, communities, health care, and even the economy. The current system does not adequately support the needs of those routinely providing extensive help with daily activities, delivering complex medically-related services, and coordinating health care and long-term services and supports.

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Health Affairs: Community Care for High Needs Patients

Almost everyone wants to live in their own home and community as they age. Yet for many, later age brings frailty and the accumulation of chronic conditions. This month’s issue of Health Affairs examines how we can best provide care in the community for people with advanced illness.

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National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans

Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps

National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans.

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Promoting Better Communities for Older People: Building Economic Security Using the Elder Index

What is the true cost of living for older adults?  Join us for a conversation about the Elder Index: a tool that measures the income older people need—every county and state in the country—to meet necessary expenses for housing, health care, food, transportation, and other essentials while staying independent in their own homes.

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Driving Toward Age-Friendly Care for the Future

WebMD/John A. Hartford Foundation Survey Finds Older Adults and Their Caregivers are Misinformed

Care of older adults is mired in misinformation, with most older patients and caregivers mistakenly believing that sharp declines in quality of life are inevitable, according to a new survey from The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and WebMD.

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Including the Person in Person-Centered Care

Learn about our discussion on successful and effective strategies to authentically partner with people with complex needs and truly advance person-centered policy and programming.

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Policies to Support Caregivers: Opportunities for Philanthropy

In this webinar, participants learned about the current state of family caregiving policy and efforts to create new and innovative policies across the country.

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National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans

Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps

National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans.

Read More →
GIH Events

Health Affairs: Community Care for High Needs Patients

Almost everyone wants to live in their own home and community as they age. Yet for many, later age brings frailty and the accumulation of chronic conditions. This month’s issue of Health Affairs examines how we can best provide care in the community for people with advanced illness.

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Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

There is a widespread and dangerous popular misconception that permeates our society that aging and despair—and even depression—go hand in hand. One of the most drastic consequences of such marginalization is the resultant isolation and feelings of burdensomeness that, when exacerbated with key risk factors, may drive suicide in older adults.

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