Elder care

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The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates in the past 12 months, more than 34 million people in the country provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older.  For our latest conversation about aging and health, we talk with Brandi Schneider, director of aging services and administration at Schmieding Center in Springdale with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

    

We continue our series of conversations about health and aging with Jon Rubenow, an associate professor psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Northwest Arkansas campus. He explains seasonal affective disorder.

Falls are the number one reason for hospitalization for people 65 and older. This month, UAMS will be holding several informational sessions devoted to fall prevention and screenings for fall risks.

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A report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General this month cites widespread deficiencies in hospices that participate in Medicare, which insures many U.S. hospice stays. But Arkansas hospices, one industry expert says, are receiving good ratings.  

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Taking up residence in an assisted living facility can be costly for elder Arkansans. Medicaid assistance is available but on a very limited scale. We visit a Fayetteville assisted living facility and get guidance from a geriatric care specialist.

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