Pattern and determinants of hospitalization during heat waves: an ecologic study
- NYS Office of Aging urges caution from summer heat wave. // New York Amsterdam News;07/23/98, Vol. 89 Issue 30, p16
States that the New York State Office for the Aging has issued a warning to elderly persons in relation to expected high temperatures during summer time. Steps which elderly persons should take during summer time; Need for periodic checks on elderly persons living alone.
- The relationship between quality of life, health and care transition: an empirical comparison in an older post-acute population. Couzner, Leah; Ratcliffe, Julie; Crotty, Crotty // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes;2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p69
Background: The aim of this study was to explore, via empirical comparison, the relationship between quality of life, as measured by the ICECAP-O capability index (a new instrument designed to measure and value quality of life in older people), with both self-reported health status and the...
- Heat wave: first, protect the vulnerable. Weir, Erica // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/23/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 2, p169
Discusses the impact of heat waves in the U.S., which was described in two reports. Heat-related deaths during times of extreme heat; Risks for vulnerable people, including infants, the elderly, the poor, or people with a chronic or mental illness; Ways that the risk of hyperthermia may be...
- Seniors Should Have Kit for Summer Survival. // USA Today Magazine;Aug2010, Vol. 139 Issue 2783, p12
The article discusses the need for aging seniors to have a summer survival kit, in light of the U.S. National Climatic Data Center report that the Northeast had the months of March, April and May 2010 as the warmest in history and a June heat wave brought record high temperatures and total days...
- Heat-related illness and death affect older people. // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);8/2/2006, Vol. 6 Issue 29, p1
The article presents the findings of a study conducted by the National Academy on an Aging Society regarding heat-related deaths in the U.S. The report found that nearly 75% of the victims of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, Illinois, were over 60 years old. The study also calls for increased...
- Aging Well. // Jewish Advocate;3/22/2013, Vol. 204 Issue 12, p13
The article presents questions and answers related to elderly health, including effects of footwear on people's health later in life, questions to ask a doctor about collaborative effort in elderly care and ways of increasing creativity.
- Motivational understanding. Mantell, Michael R. // Journal on Active Aging;May/Jun2013, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p36
An answer to the question how do people over 50 become motivated to choose happiness and be active is presented.
- The fear of losing health. // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Jan2011, Vol. 92 Issue 1088, p22
The article reports on the findings of a new survey conducted by aged care services provider Just Better Care that shows that 49% of people are afraid of losing their health and 4% are scared of being less attractive in Australia.
- BY THE NUMBERS. // Marketing Health Services;Winter2014, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p3
The article presents statistics related to health services marketing in the U.S. including the cost of informal elderly care provided by family and friends, the growth in prescription drug spending in 2014, and the increase in the number of U.S. citizens under 65-years-old who directly purchased...