NEWS

CMS Revises Rating System for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced major revisions to the Nursing Home Compare website and the Five-Star Quality Rating System. The Medicare Compare tool, which is also available for other providers like physicians and home health...

City of Salem Launches Age-Friendly Business Certification

The City of Salem, through the Salem for All Ages initiative and in partnership with the Salem Chamber of Commerce, has become the latest Age-Friendly Community to partner with its Chamber of Commerce and local business community on an Age-Friendly Business...

Framingham Heart Study Will Examine Aging with New $38M Funding

The country’s oldest heart disease study, run by Boston University and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will research how aging affects the heart and other organs, from the brain to the liver. The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), which has been...

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Community Transit Grant Program

The MassDOT Transit Unit has announced that the FY2020 Community Transit Grant Program Application Cycle is scheduled to open in May 2019. The Community Transit Grant Program is MassDOT’s annual competitive grant program to distribute Federal Transit Administration...

Healthy Aging Job Alert: JF&CS, WalkBoston, Bridges Together

Jewish Family & Children's Service: Community Education and Training Specialist The Community Education and Training Specialist will join a team that develops and delivers education and training programs and activities focused on promoting mental health among...

Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

AARP's Public Policy Institute announced a follow-up study that builds on the landmark Home Alone study, which was the first national look at how family caregivers are managing medical/nursing tasks, such as managing medications, changing dressings, and other tasks in...

Diverse Elders Coalition Launches New Caregiving Community Survey

The Diverse Elders Coalition recently launched a new online survey for family caregivers in communities of color, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. The Caregiving Community Survey is an...

Tips for Advocates of Limited English Proficient Older Adults

A new National Center on Law and Elder Rights "PRACTICE TIP" offers advice to advocates and counselors working with Limited English Proficient (LEP) older adults to better assert their language access rights. Over five million older adults across the country are LEP,...