Navigation Links
Long-term care fraught with uncertainties for elderly baby boomers
Date:7/9/2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The continued decline of the nursing home once the mainstay care for the frail elderly and an upsurge in popularity of assisted living will lead to many dramatic changes in long-term care, according to a University of Florida expert and editor of a new book on the subject.

"The American public has expressed a strong distaste for going to a nursing home because it smacks of a hospital-like, institutional way of living and receiving care," said Stephen Golant, a UF geography professor and expert on elderly housing. "Assisted living has emerged as a highly attractive option for older persons who have experienced some physical or cognitive decline and feel less secure about receiving care in their own home."

Yet there are few certainties about either the future of assisted living for the elderly or the huge number of baby boomers who stand to be its recipients, Golant said.

"Although baby boomers will constitute a large market, it is unclear what share will have impairments and chronic health problems that make them candidates for assisted living," he said. "The emergence of an unexpected new medical or rehabilitation breakthrough, such as a cure or the discovery of a disease-controlling drug for Alzheimer's disease could result in a substantial decline in the number of elderly Americans who need such care."

Golant and Joan Hyde, an assisted living provider and a senior fellow at the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, are editors of the new book "The Assisted Living Residence: A Vision for the Future," published this month by The Johns Hopkins University, which examines elderly housing and possible care trends over the next 20 to 30 years.

The biggest competitors to assisted living are daughters and daughters-in-law who provide most elderly caregiving and determine whether their loved ones can remain in their own homes, Golant said. But the availability and attitudes
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Golant
golant@geog.ufl.edu
352-392-0494
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Moms Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
2. Hill-Rom Announces Agreement With Tri-anim to Enhance Distribution Channels for The Vest(R) System in U.S. Hospitals & Long-Term Care Facilities
3. Governor Rendell Announces Record Response to Pennsylvanias Own Your Future Long-Term Care Planning Effort
4. Patients own infection-fighting T cells put late-stage melanoma into long-term remission
5. Long-term safety data on Lialda published in leading GI journal
6. Long-Term Safety Data on Lialda(TM) (mesalamine) for Patients With Ulcerative Colitis Published in Leading GI Journal
7. Some patients may not need insulin for long-term control of type 2 diabetes
8. New Long-Term HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Data Show Up to Seven-Year Efficacy with Combination Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
9. Social Security Statement Advises Seniors to Consider Private Long-Term Care Insurance, LTC Agency Reports; Medicare Wont Cover It
10. Treatment at an AASM accredited sleep center improves long-term CPAP compliance
11. Poor sleep a problem in long-term breast cancer survivors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports ... United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides ... and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories:, ... Ankle Braces and Supports , Spinal Braces ... , Orthotics is a specialty within the medical ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Andover, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Within weeks ... with excitement and promise. Each hopes this will be a time ... is reason for each to pause; it may not be as ... as 80% of students will switch their major at least once ... cost time and energy and the costs are exacerbated when switching ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Conducting Advanced Root Cause ... Skills and Innovative Techniques to Improve the Quality ... FDAnews**, Sept. 17-18, 2014 – Raleigh, NC, ... reason for 483 observations since 1997. , The ... successful CAPA program has never been more important. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Chesterfield, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... will be featured in an upcoming episode of ... year via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times ... educated on Good Neighbor Community Services’ vision to ... by providing individualized and dynamic services. Through passion, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SF Cable, distributor of the highest ... on the internet with guaranteed customer satisfaction announces the ... two colors. These lightning cords are MFI certified to ... quality SF Cable Lightning to USB Cables ... faster charging and syncing. Compatible with the iPhone 5S/5C/5 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 2Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 4Health News:Good Neighbor Community Services to be Featured in an Upcoming Episode of Innovations With Ed Begley, Jr. 2Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... , ... , , ...
... of the blood or hematopoietic system derive from stem cell ... to all the different kinds of blood cells equally, said ... a report that appears in the current issue of the ... "While previous reports in journals have hinted at ...
... preparation (ICCBco) in the treatment of lung lesions ... experimental animal model, a research group in China ... pathological changes and pathological effect mechanism of expression ... of portal hypertensive rabbits with schistosomiasis. ...
... In tests, novel immunotherapy appears to combat mesothelioma tumors ... vaccine for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma is safe, according ... tested the vaccine -- which infuses a patient,s own ... on 10 patients and found that it induced an ...
... , ... ... ... , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 2Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 3Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 4Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 5Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 2Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 3Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 4Health News:Theory of single stem cell for blood components challenged 2Health News:Treatment of portal hypertensive pulmonary lesions induced by schistosomiasis 2Health News:Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe 2Health News:Hill-Rom Announces Second Quarter 2010 Dividend 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: ... in the Jefferies 2014 Boston Healthcare Summit next week ... occur on August 6, 2014 and will not be ... PDL BioPharma manages a portfolio of patents and royalty ... humanization patents and license agreements with various biotechnology and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... TAIPEI , 30. Juli 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... 4106), ein führender Anbieter im Bereich Atemtherapie- ... Urteil des Landgerichts München in Deutschland anfechten ... von bestimmten Masken ein Patent von ResMed ... Unternehmen in wichtigen Ländern gegen verschiedene Patente ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global ... of products, methods, applications, end users, and geographies. ... in the microbial identification market. This favorable growth ... (per test) and the time required for microbial ... technological advancements. Furthermore, genotypic methods have high applications ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PDL BioPharma to Participate in Jefferies 2014 Boston Healthcare Summit 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 3Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 6
... BELLEVUE, Wash., April 13, 2011 Talyst, Inc. ... agreement with H. D. Smith, the fourth largest national ... automation technology for its acute and extended care customers. ... undergo major market demand shifts, H. D. Smith continues ...
... of the nation,s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone ... and the world,s largest processor of live cellular bone ... as the Vice President, Operations. In this ... will oversee the broad range of AlloSource operations including ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Talyst Signs Vendor Agreement With H. D. Smith to Provide Quality- and Patient Safety-Enhancing Pharmacy Automation Solutions 2Medical Device Industry Veteran Angela Horacek Joins AlloSource as VP of Operations 2
The Onar®Lp -QP test system is an in vitro test for the quantitative diagnosis of legionella in clinical samples....
The GoodKnight® 425 Bi-Level® device is suitable for travel and includes features such as automatic altitude compensation, optional cigarette lighter adapter and portable battery pack...
... Bi-Flex bi-level system, while in BiPAP mode, ... takes to change from EPAP to IPAP. ... automatically triggers the device to cycle between ... patients breathing rhythm. Auto-Trak also compensates for ...
Functional trainer...
Medicine Products: