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New Drugs for Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Provides an overview of dementia, current treatments, and potential new drugs.  Also examines the challenges in developing new drugs and ensuring patient access.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2015

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual publication which provides data on the Social Security population at the local level.  Presents statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  Also shows the number of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits.  From the Social Security Administration


Nursing Home Compare

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Offers several new quality measures for short-stay residents at nursing homes in their comparison and ratings site for U.S. nursing homes.  New measures include percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission and percentage who were successfully discharged to the community.  From


Integrating Health and Social Care

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Welfare/Social Services

An ageing population is putting stress on health and social care services.  This report outlines what integration is, examines policies to achieve it, and gives examples of such integration in England.  Also looks at the challenges and assesses the effectiveness of approaches to date.

From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2016 Annual Reports

A summary of the two reports on the current and projected financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  From the Social Security Administration


The 2016 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Estimates that the trust funds for the Hospital Insurance program will be depleted by 2028, two years earlier than last year’s prediction.  Trust funds for Parts B and D of the program are adequately financed over the next 10 years and beyond because premiums are reset each year to cover expected costs.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


The 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Presents the current and projected financial status of the trust funds.  Projects that the combined asset reserves of the OASDI funds will be depleted  in 2034, the same as last year, with 79% of benefits payable at that time.  The Disability Trust Fund will become depleted in 2023, extended from last year’s estimate of 2016.  From the Social Security Administration


Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Statistics

Over the past two decades the number of state prisoners age 55 or older increased 400% from 3% of the total state prison population to 10%.  This report discusses factors that have contributed to the growing number of older inmates and examines changes in sex, race, current offense and sentencing characteristics of these offenders over time.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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