Wednesday, March 7, 2012
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
AARP tool offers information on long-term care data by state
View facts on long-term care data by accessing AARP's state scorecard on long-term services and supports for older adults, people with physical disabilities and family caregivers. Provided by AARP's Public Policy Institute, overviews are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and include information about long-term care funding in each state, the cost and ranking of nursing homes, and long-term care insurance.
The AMA Senior Physicians Group encourages physicians to take advantage of the overviews.
Report: Volunteering can boost physical and mental health
With financial hardships and unemployment causing stress among many Americans, people who give back to others lead more happy and healthy lives than those who do not volunteer, a recent report has found.
The report, published in The International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, reviewed more than 50 studies published in the past four decades on the connection between altruism and physical and mental well-being. View a story by American Medical News about the report.
The AMA Senior Physicians Group offers various resources to physicians who are interested in volunteering in free health clinics or volunteering in community health organization in the U.S.