Below are links to information related to aging. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.
Advance Care Planning: An Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals
This course will prepare and encourage public health and aging services professionals to consider their vital role in helping older Americans plan and document what should be done in the event they become seriously ill or lose decision-making capacity.
Elder Maltreatment Prevention (6/30/2012)
Elder maltreatment is a significant public health problem. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.
of Adults Aged 55 Years and Over: United States, 2004-2007
Overall, 22.9% of adults aged 55 and over were in fair or poor health, ranging from 19.6% of those aged 55-64 to 32.1% of those aged 85 and over. Men and women were about equally likely to be in fair or poor health in all but the oldest age group; among adults aged 85 and over, men were more likely than women to be in fair or poor health.
Preventive Services for Adults 50-64: Community and Clinical Partnerships (11/30/09)
At the core of this report are 14 key indicators for monitoring the use of clinical preventive services among adults aged 50 to 64: four disease screenings, two immunizations, six risk factors, and two composite āup-to-dateā measures that combine several select clinical preventive services specifically relevant to women or to men.
Scald-Related Burns among Adults Aged 65 Years and Over- United States,
The results indicated that adults aged 65 years and over made an estimated 51,700 initial visits to emergency departments for nonfatal scald burns during 2001-2006, for an average of 8,620 visits per year and an estimated average annual rate of 23.8 visits per 100,000 population. Two thirds of visits were made by women. Most (76 percent) of the nonfatal scald injuries occurred at home; 42 percent were associated with hot food and 30 percent with hot water or steam.
Differently: Physical Limitations among Adults Aged 50 Years and
Over: United States, 2001-2007 (8/10/09)
Many adults experience increases in physical limitations with age. For each age and race group, women are more likely than men of the same age to have one or more physical limitations. Differences between men and women in the prevalence of one or more physical limitations widens with increasing age.
and Depression in Older Women Podcast (5/15/09)
This women's health podcast focuses on the association between diabetes and depression in older women and the importance of getting help when feeling depressed.
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