• Implementing the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons: A Call for Action

    By Taryn Patterson On September 3rd, 2015 a series of experts and human rights leaders addressed the plenary session of a convening charged with outlining actionable steps to implement the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons. The event was held at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Regional Office for the […]

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  • How 9 Providers Around the World Expanded into Home and Community-Based Services

    A new report from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) explores how 9 providers of aging services in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia expanded their business lines to include the provision of home and community-based services (HCBS). Residential Provider Expansion into Home and Community-Based Services is based on a […]

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  • Rubicon Senior Care Market Report: IAHSA Member Discount

    IAHSA-China, the official chapter of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) in China, and Rubicon Strategy Group are pleased to extend a special offer to IAHSA members. The Rubicon China Senior Living Market Report combines 6 months of on-the-ground interviews with key stakeholders driving development at roughly 50 senior living sites and […]

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  • HelpAge International Releases Global AgeWatch Index 2015

    HelpAge International released its Global AgeWatch Index 2015 at the United Nations today.  The index draws on a number of data points to rank the best and worst countries in which to grow old. Switzerland ranked at the top this year, followed closely by Sweden, Germany and Canada. United States ranked 9th. At the bottom of […]

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  • Lebanese Interfaith Elder Care Conference

    Article credited to National Evangelical Church of Beirut Moadieh Evangelical Center and Palm Village Retirement Community in California, USA organized the first Lebanese Interfaith Elder Care Conference.  It took place on the 5th and 6th of September, 2015 in Larnaca Cyprus. Participants were managers of 12 different Lebanese long term care centers of diverse faiths all having […]

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  • Member Spotlight: Wells of Hope, Nairobi Kenya

    Wells of Hope, a community based organization, works in the Kibagare community in Nairobi, Kenya. Kibagare is a slum that is home to about 30,000 people, many of whom are elderly. Poverty is rampant and resources to provide housing a services are limited. Presently an over-crowded day center serves both elders and children. Wells of […]

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  • Elder Abuse Interventions

    Elder abuse is a problem that persists in countries around the world. It is often under-reported and, therefore, interventions are few and far between. It is a tragic and needs to be addressed. A couple of models deserve our attention. In the U.S., RiverSpring Health has developed a unique partnership with doormen in New York […]

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  • Aad Koster Elected President of EAHSA 

    The Executive Board of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) has elected Mr. Aad Koster as its new President. Aad Koster is CEO of ActiZ, the Dutch association for residential and home care organizations and infant and child health clinics. Aad Koster: “My goal with EAHSA is to unite more […]

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  • Abbeyfield Society to Create a New Approach to Dementia Care

    Abbeyfield Society has broken ground on a new building in Winnersh in the U.K. designed with a “residents first” approach. Its plans include a wide range of highly innovative communal facilities, including a cinema, activity rooms for painting and sewing, a restaurant and cafe, sensory rooms and wellbeing areas including spa, a library, and a […]

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  • HelpAge International to Join IAHSA in Perth

    HelpAge Plenary speaker Meredith Wyse has been working with HelpAge International for over ten years and is currently Strategic Development Manager for the East Asia Region based in Thailand. Her focus is on community development and home and community based care in the region. She has developed training programmes for regional governments as they develop […]

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