Navigation Links
California's single seniors can't make ends meet
Date:2/24/2009

oth more and less affluent counties: The two counties with the highest elder economic insecurity are Imperial and San Francisco.

The findings in the policy brief are based on the Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index) for California, a tool that measures the actual cost of basic necessities for older adults in each of California's 58 counties. The Elder Index is viewed by many as a more accurate measure of economic security than federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines, a standardized national estimate that does not take into account the cost of living in high-cost states such as California.

Policymakers, advocates, service providers and foundations are using the Elder Index to improve programs and policies for older adults across California.

"This data provides an empirical way to demonstrate what those in the community witness daily: Increasingly, our elders cannot get by," said Susan E. Smith, director of Californians for Economic Security at the Insight Center and one of the co-authors of the policy brief. "We are using the information on the ground to promote the Elder Economic Dignity Act of 2009 this legislative season in Sacramento."

Among the findings:

Most older renters can't make ends meet

Older renters were more than twice as likely to be economically insecure as those who owned their homes and had paid off their mortgages (70.4 percent of older single renters were insecure, compared with 34.4 percent of homeowners without mortgages).

Latino elders at risk

About three-fourths of Latino elders who lived alone, and almost half of those who lived with only a spouse, could not cover their basic costs of living.

Women at risk

Older women accounted for 72 percent of all older Californians who lived alone. Those women were more likely than older men to be unable to cover their basic needs (53.5 percent of women, compared with 44 percent of
'/>"/>

Contact: Gwendolyn Driscoll
gdriscoll@ucla.edu
310-794-0930
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
2. Sentillion Introduces Affordable Next Generation Healthcare Single Sign-On Solution Called expreSSO(TM)
3. Milestone Scientific Commences Declaratory Judgment Action With Respect to Its Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA(TM)) System and Compudent(TM) System
4. Gene profiling can single out the worst cases of multiple myeloma and guide therapy
5. International Watchdog Group Singles Out Resurrection for Anti-Union Violations
6. Sentillion Introduces Affordable Next Generation Healthcare Single Sign-On Solution Called expreSSO(TM)
7. Married esophageal cancer patients fare worse in some quality of life aspects than single patients
8. Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection
9. National Nurses Movement Lauds Al Gore for Leadership on Single-Payer Healthcare
10. Methodist Health System Foundation Announces Largest Single Gift
11. Alexza and Autoliv Announce Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Agreement for Heat Packages Used in Single-Dose Staccato(R) System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... Ind. (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... communication system now offers tracking and reporting for reimbursement from the Centers for ... chronic care. , “Right now, providers are experimenting with manual data capture or, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... Addictions Training Institute has announced the launch of a fully online ... Counselors. , "We are thrilled to be launching Addictions Training Institute,” said Ron Black, ... Drug Counselors nationwide. We are excited to be helping fill this need and ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Drs. Hamstead are very excited to ... massage therapy to the offerings in the clinic; massage therapy works very well alongside ... therapist Crystal Gaines has joined AlignLife of Simpsonville to work alongside the doctors. Many ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... ... According to data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, ... $32.50, a figure far lower than was originally projected, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association ... in American health care. By offering an abundance of competing choices in each region ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... ... of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS Survey. , The CAHPS for ... setting. In 2015, practices of 100 or more eligible providers must participate or they ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diagnotes Announces Expansion of its Mobile Healthcare Communication System to Include Chronic Care Management Reimbursement Support 2Health News:Diagnotes Announces Expansion of its Mobile Healthcare Communication System to Include Chronic Care Management Reimbursement Support 3Health News:Addictions Training Institute Announces New Online Certificate Program for Alcohol and Drug Counselors 2Health News:AlignLife of Simpsonville Hires Massage Therapist 2Health News:Avatar Solutions Approved to Administer CAHPS for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2Health News:Avatar Solutions Approved to Administer CAHPS for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 3
... for the first time, identified Apolipoprotein E (APOE), ... disease in adults, can also increase the likelihood ... ,This is the first identification of a ... of the study, published in the February issue ...
... out by non-profit National Institute of Cancer Research delving into ... treatment of cancer has come out with significant findings. ... show that a low fat diet can decrease the recurrence ... receptor(ER)- negative breast cancer. ,The study was carried ...
... that are cloned will not bear any labels to signify ... consumption, there is no necessary to indicate its source. // ... U.S. Government on consumption of food from cloned animals is ... will evaluate and consider the public’s comments on this issue ...
... without taking a break has helped a doctor here to ... technique of single hole surgery. ,Doctor Ajay Prakash ... around 10 p.m. Thursday night and continued surgeries without a ... and five appendixes, with his surgery technique, which he describes ...
... this number to your need-to-know file: your body mass index.// ... cholesterol level, your body mass index (BMI) has an impact ... type 2 diabetes and some cancers. With a lower BMI, ... of blood sugar and cholesterol. ,Mayo Clinic’s ...
... benefits of mammogram screenings because the results are not ... Public Health researchers in the March issue of American ... reduce death and disability from breast cancer, the second ... current guidelines recommend routine mammography screening for women aged ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Newborns' Cerebral Palsy Risk Increased By Alzheimer's Gene 2Health News:Body Mass Index: Do You Know Yours? 2Health News:Inadequate Communication Reduces Benefits of Mammogram Screening for Black Women 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 Tissue ... the regenerative medical devices company, announces that it ... wound care market as Tissue Regenix Wound Care ... Medicare administrator, First Coast Service Options Inc. ("First ... , Puerto Rico and ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 30, 2015 ... Guidance   for ... Core Earnings and Core ... Highlights of Q1 results  ... Underlying core earnings and underlying core EPS were flat, year-to-year , ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: ... technology with its OmniPod ® Insulin Management System, ... ended June 30, 2015. The Company also announced that ... quarter financial results and conference call from Thursday, July ... Second Quarter Revenue Highlights: , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tissue Regenix Group plc: First Coast Service Options Inc. Approves Medicare Coverage for DermaPure 2Tissue Regenix Group plc: First Coast Service Options Inc. Approves Medicare Coverage for DermaPure 3Takeda Reports 1st Quarter Results of FY2015 with Underlying Revenue Growth of +6.1% 2Takeda Reports 1st Quarter Results of FY2015 with Underlying Revenue Growth of +6.1% 3Takeda Reports 1st Quarter Results of FY2015 with Underlying Revenue Growth of +6.1% 4Takeda Reports 1st Quarter Results of FY2015 with Underlying Revenue Growth of +6.1% 5Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 2Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 3Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 4Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 5
... and Physician,Reports that Children with Autism Spectrum ... Fever, BALTIMORE, Dec. 3 Over ... observed that the behaviors of children with,autism ... rather,dramatically, during a fever. Longer concentration spans, ...
... World AIDS,Day 2007, CHF International is honoring the struggle ... HIV/AIDS, but calls for greater,international support of grassroots, community-based ... decades, international assistance has made a marked,impact in helping ... means that more people are able to treat their ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Finds Fever may Lead to Improved Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 2Study Finds Fever may Lead to Improved Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 3Study Finds Fever may Lead to Improved Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 4On World AIDS Day, CHF International Calls for Community Mobilization and Local Capacity Building to Fight HIV/AIDS 2On World AIDS Day, CHF International Calls for Community Mobilization and Local Capacity Building to Fight HIV/AIDS 3
The 3.0 mm Cannulated Screw can be used with or without threaded washer. Uses 1.1 mm threaded or non-threaded guide wire. , ,The Threaded Washer provides a recessed internal buttress which allows the...
... BIAX Total Wrist System was the first wrist ... normal wrist. Since then it has become the ... , ,During total wrist replacement surgery, doctors remove ... joint replacement implant in place of the damaged ...
... a simple, effective instrument to grasp soft tissue ... and loop. The grasping function of the instrument ... and precisely place a stitch up to 1 ... all in one quick step. The sterile, single ...
... Punch Forceps provide superior tissue excision with ... an aggressive tooth pattern to capture loose ... a unique stress pin buffering system to ... use, the stress pin buffering system applies ...
Medicine Products: