The attitudes of graduate healthcare students toward older adults, personal aging, health care reform, and interprofessional collaboration
Healthcare reform has led to an increased emphasis on interprofessional healthcare models for older adults. Unfortunately, best practice education that focuses on the interprofessional healthcare of the elderly does not yet exist. As a prelude to implementing interprofessional geriatric educational initiatives, we developed a survey to identify potential attitudinal differences among graduate healthcare students regarding personal aging, caring for older adults, healthcare reform and the role of the physician on the interprofessional team. We surveyed third-year medical students, nurse practitioner students and graduate social work students. See complete article
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This Week at IHI: Profile of Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk, reliably preventing pressure ulcers, having “the conversation” before it’s too late, and more
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Executive Director of African Operations, Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk was recently named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014, click here to read Dr. Mobisson-Etuk’s profile as well as newly published articles on preventing pressure ulcers and more.
Florida Conference on Aging 2015 – August 10-12th,
Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando. For more information click here.
New ACL Organization Structure
Since the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was signed last year, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has been working through the process of moving the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research and the independent living and assistive technology programs from the Department of Education to ACL. ACL passed a major milestone when it consolidated staff administratively earlier this year, and it has spent the last couple of months merging grants and contracts into one system.
Today, ACL celebrates a key milestone — the announcement of an updated organization structure that reflects and supports its combined mission. The new Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority was published in the Federal Register, which means it now can share the details with networks.
The new structure formally incorporates the WIOA programs and better aligns similar functions. ACL also has changed the names of some offices and centers to better fit what those groups do.
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TAX SCAM: ARE YOU NEXT?
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Tax Theft & Fraud
Last year during tax season, unsuspecting taxpayers lost more than $1 million to a massive scam which swept the country, with fraudsters posing as IRS agents.
The scheme goes like this: The IRS imposter calls claiming you owe taxes, and demands immediate payment using a prepaid debit card or a wire transfer. Refuse and you’re threatened with arrest or the loss of your business or driver’s license.
What you need to know:
How do they do it?
• Rig caller ID to make it look like the call is really from the IRS;
• Give you an IRS badge number to convince you they’re legit;
• Steal your bills or other personal documents so they can recite part of your Social Security number or other personal data to persuade you they have your records;
• Instill fear of impending arrest so you’ll pay the supposed fine immediately.
• Call to demand immediate payment about taxes owed;
• Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone;
• Threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment.
What to do?
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Healthy Aging Tip from NIH Senior Health
Getting older does not necessarily mean a person’s driving days are over. Many older adults can continue to drive safely for many years. In fact, what matters most in continuing to drive safely is not your age.
Take a quiz to see what you know about aging and driving.
The information on Older Drivers was provided by NIHSeniorHealth and developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NIHSeniorHealth.gov – Built with you in mind.
WEBCAST: Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit
Date: June 30, 2015
Time: 1:25 – 2:25 p.m. PCT
Click here to view the webcast
2015 White House Conference on Aging Update & Investing in the Silver Economy
Time: 1:25 – 1:30 p.m. PCT
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs as well as to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade.
Introduction: Jeff Maltz, CEO, SilverRide
Speaker: Nora Super, Executive Director, White House Conference on Aging
What Are Your Investing Priorities?
Time: 1:30 – 2:25 p.m. PCT
Business Plan Competition judges will talk about what trends will dominate the market in the coming year and where smart investors are putting their money.
Moderator: Heather Somerville, Business & Technology Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
Panel of Judges:
• Lynne Chou, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
• John Hopper, Managing Director, Link-age Ventures, Inc.
• Scott Smith, Founder & Managing Partner, Viant Group
• Gavin Teo, Principal, Comcast Ventures
• Jeff Lee, Principal, DCM Ventures
• Jim Murphy, Vice President, UnitedHealthcare
• Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Synepta Group, Inc.
• Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP