• A Reflection on Perth – 2015 Conference Highlights

    IAHSA’s 11th Bi-Annual Conference was, by all accounts, a big success. With the theme of “Global Communities Coming Together”, over 800 delegates from around the world converged on Perth to tackle some of the thorniest issues in aged care and services and to commit to working together to solve them. Katie

  • 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

  • WHO Requests Public Feedback on Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is requesting public consultation on Draft zero of the “Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health”. The consultation seeks feedback from individuals and institutions with an interest in fostering healthy and active ageing worldwide. Input from this effort will be used towards the development of Draft 1 “Global

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2015 Conference Newsreel

    2015 Newsreel--Recapping A Few Conference Highlights

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Language of Dementia

    “Words are powerful. The use of appropriate words can dramatically help to reshape attitudes, actions, and thoughts about people who are living with dementia. Rather than disrespecting and diminishing any person, all words used shoudl be supportive, respectful and life-affirming.” This important reminder was the conclusion of the compelling report

  • 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