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Posted on July 30, 2015 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
During the summer, high temperatures can have several adverse effects on health that should be monitored and prevented whenever possible. Springer Publishing Company wants to highlight the need to remain aware of vulnerable populations, particularly elderly people, children, and pets, that may require additional attention in dealing with summer heat. The following content is adapted from the New York City Government Heat...
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Posted on March 13, 2015 by Kelly Niles-Yokum PhD, MPA | 0 comments
Chances are that you or someone you know is a caregiver of an older adult. A survey conducted by AARP found that about 62% of all workers between the ages of 45 and 74 are helping an older adult with their care needs.  The imputed value of the time these caregivers provide is reported to be approximately $450 billion.  This means that the American...
Posted in: Gerontology, Nursing
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Posted on October 7, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our September book reviews: Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson's Human Caring Theory, by Kathleen Sitzman PhD, RN, CNE (Editor) and Jean Watson PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (Editor) “Sitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resource… The strength of this book is its simplicity...
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Posted on September 16, 2014 by Susan Penner | 0 comments
Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL Author, Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders, Second Edition, 2013.  Medicare Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts on October 15, but with all the options available, deciding on the best Medicare plan can be difficult and confusing. The premiums vary from one health plan to another. Senior citizens who have problems...
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Posted on June 19, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
By the year 2020, there will be more than 53 million people over the age of 65 and about 7 million over the age of 85.  Recognizing this, I wanted to address the urgent need for beginning and seasoned mental health professionals to provide services for these older adults.  I remain concerned for this increasing population of older adults who are vulnerable to threats of financial stress, illness, isolation, exploitation, psychological problems, and stigma. Hidden within these statistics...