• How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    By Geralyn Magan Aging services organizations should stop defining the role of the registered nurse (RN) in terms of the physical labor involved in clinical tasks, or the emotional labor involved in keeping residents and family members happy. Instead, says Christine M. Merzeder, clinical coordinator at Paracelsus Recovery in Zurich, Switzerland, RNs should be encouraged […]

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  • IAHSA Takes a Stand Against Ageism

    IAHSA is joining the World Health Organization in taking a stand against ageism on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016. Ageism flies in the face of all that we believe in–the fundamental worth of older people and their right to dignity, respect and choice. Ageing is not a disease or a burden; […]

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  • NEW RESOURCE! International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries

    The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta (INIA) has released its 2016 International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries. The Journal focuses on those aspects relating to population ageing in developing countries, including biological, psychological, economic, social, political, medical, historical and spiritual dimensions. It includes five objectives namely:  drawing experts from various disciplines related to […]

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  • Think Tank

    Rethinking Age Care, Services and Supports Countries in the developed world are–of necessity–engaged in rethinking their approach to aged care, services and supports. Assumptions of the past about utilization and philosophy of care are being replaced by a more distrubuted, consumer-centric mindset. In Switzerland, CURAVIVA has put forth a vision in which the role of […]

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Awareness in the U.S. Capital

    On June 15, IAHSA and LeadingAge co-hosted a reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which encourages communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and […]

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  • U.S. Census Bureau and WHO Releases New Report: An Aging World 2015

    New Resource! The U.S. Census Bureau and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released An Aging World 2015. This report covers demographic, health, and economic aspects of global population aging, and is the fifth in the Aging World series – with other reports published in 1987, 1993, 2001, and 2008. A unique and invaluable aspect […]

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  • Case Study: Are There Enough Care Providers for Canada’s Future Elders?

    Dan Levitt, IAHSA Board Member and Executive Director of Tabor Village in Vancouver, Canada, shares his thoughts and insights about Canada’s rapidly ageing population and the shrinking number of care providers and aged-friendly resources to help them. The solution? A geriatric care system just as robust as the pediatric care model brought about by a […]

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  • Why One American CEO Traveled to Perth

    Some providers of ageing services might think that 10,000 miles is a bit far to travel for a conference. But American provider Barb Rode didn’t think twice about attending the 2015 ASCA/IAHSA Joint International Conference in Perth, Australia, last September. Rode is president and chief executive officer of St. Therese, an ageing services organization based […]

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  • OLTA Releases 2015 Report on Long-Term Care Challenges in Ontario

    The Ontario Long Term Care Association released a new report on long-term care in Ontario today.  This is Long-Term Care 2015 provides an analysis of the growing needs of residents in long-term care homes, noting a dramatic increase in chronic illness and acuity since the publication of its previous report in 2010. Based on the analysis, the increase can […]

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  • GSA’s 4th Global Aging Forum Focuses on Connecting Community Partners

    IAHSA recently the joined Gerontological Society of America to sponsor a forum on Global Aging: Connecting Community Partners. The forum took place on 18 November during GSA’s annual meeting Orlando, Florida and focused on international research and education efforts with particular attention on creating connections and partnerships. Dr. Robyn Stone of LeadingAge’s Center for Applied Research (CFAR) remarked that […]

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