Home-Based Primary Care: Making Health Systems More Age-Friendly By Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford
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Eat your vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Grains are great. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And whatever you do, eat a balanced diet that takes a little from each of the five food groups.
Because October officially marks the beginning of flu season, the month of September is a critical time for all to get immunized against pneumonia and flu. This is an opportunity to bring attention to the need for persons of all ages, but especially older adults, to get these necessary vaccines.
As we accelerate the shift to value-based care, one important question we must pause to ask is how older adults, families, caregivers and care providers are keeping pace? Do consumers know how to engage and navigate in this new quality and value landscape?
All children deserve what she now has--a safe and stable family where they can grow roots and thrive. As a country, where would we be without grandparents and other relatives who are sacrificing to raise the children in their care? The Senate needs to do the right thing and put families first.
Despite CDC recommendations, significant barriers to HIV testing remain. We need new and better ways to reach older adults with HIV testing, and to integrate the continuum of care into HIV testing. National HIV Testing Day is the ideal time to get started on this.
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There are many more misconceptions. These are just a starting point for a conversation.
As we age, social contacts tend to decrease due to changes like retirement or the death of friends and family. Declining heath, limited mobility, fixed incomes and the challenge of making new friends can deter us from staying active in the game of life.