geriatrics http://ripr.org en Without Unpaid Care, Alzheimer's Cost Would Soar Even Higher http://ripr.org/post/without-unpaid-care-alzheimers-cost-would-soar-even-higher <p><a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1204629#t=articleResults">News </a>from the New England Journal of Medicine today finds that the cost of caring for people with dementia (including Alzheimer's) will more than double in the next couple of decades. That's because the nation's population is aging, and because the care can be expensive. Most of the estimated $215 billion dollars these diseases cost the economy can be chalked up to long term care.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:44:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13064 at http://ripr.org Without Unpaid Care, Alzheimer's Cost Would Soar Even Higher Roger Williams, Fatima Open Senior-Friendly ERs http://ripr.org/post/roger-williams-fatima-open-senior-friendly-ers <p>Roger Williams Medical Center and Fatima Hospital have opened what they say are the state’s first emergency rooms designed to take better care of the elderly.</p><p>Hospital officials say it’s taken a year to renovate and retrofit both emergency rooms so that the physical environments are safer and more welcoming for seniors. Think non-skid floors, large print hospital forms, and portable devices to help the hard of hearing.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 12531 at http://ripr.org Roger Williams, Fatima Open Senior-Friendly ERs