Does living in a higher proportion minority facility improve quality of life for racial/ethnic minority residents in nursing homes?
The proportion of racial/ethnic minority older adults in nursing homes (NHs) has increased dramatically and will surpass the proportion of white adults by 2030. Yet, little is known about minority groupsÂ’ experiences related to the quality of life (QOL). QOL is a person-centered measure, capturing multiple aspects of well-being. NH quality has been commonly measured using clinical care indicators, but there is growing recognition for the need to include QOL. This study examines the role of individual race/ethnicity, facility racial/ethnic composition, and the interaction of both for NH resident QOL.
Fast-track innovation: Area Agencies on Aging respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Millions of older Americans depend on services provided by Area Agencies on Aging to support their nutritional, social, and health needs. Social distancing requirements and the closure of congregate activities due to COVID-19 resulted in a rapid and dramatic shift in service delivery modes. Area Agencies on Aging were able to quickly pivot due to their long-standing expertise in community needs assessment and cross-sectoral partnerships. The federal Coronavirus relief measures also infused one billion dollars into the Aging Network. As the pandemic response evolves, Area Agencies on Aging are poised to be key partners in a transformed health system.
Knowledge and perception towards universal safety precautions during early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nepal
The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge and perception of COVID-19 and relevant universal safety measures among the Nepalese population. A web-based cross-sectional study was conducted among Nepalese adults from March 29 to April 07, 2020.
Strategies employed by Ohio community colleges to improve labor market outcomes for older students
To remain competitive in the labor market, many middle-aged and older adults need to upgrade existing or learn new skills through occupational training and education. Community colleges are the preferred choice for older students due to affordability, open access admission, a greater number of credential options including short-term credentials, and convenient locations. This article identifies strategies community colleges employ to improve labor market outcomes for middle-aged and older adults (age 40 and older) and to meet the needs of employers. Additionally, challenges faced by older community college students during training, retraining, and finding employment are discussed.
Depression, functional disability, and accessing health care among older adults in Ghana and South Africa: A comparative study based on WHO Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE).
This study explored the association and variabilities between mild depression, functional disability, and healthcare access among older Ghanaians and South Africans.
How accumulated wealth affects driving reduction and cessation
Older adults can expect to live between 6 and 10 years after they give up driving, but driving reduction and cessation (DRC) are not equally experienced by all groups. Individual characteristics such as poor health, impaired vision, older age, and female gender are known to affect DRC. Using cumulative disadvantage theory as a guide, this study assessed the role played by wealth in DRC among older adults.
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Four Miami University Regionals students win honors in Perk-Up Middletown art project
Artwork created by students from Miami University Regionals has been selected to be displayed on electrical boxes throughout Middletown as part of the Perk-Up Middletown project.