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Home health worker visit lowers hospital readmission risk-6098

Home health worker visit lowers hospital readmission risk

A visit by a home health worker such as a nurse or physical therapist within a week of an older adult's discharge from a skilled nursing facility seems to lower the risk of hospital readmission within 30 days, according to Indiana University researchers.

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Stats: 13 million US households could need home modifications-6063

Stats: 13 million US households could need home modifications

By 2035, 50 million households-one out of every three-will be headed by older adults, which is likely to increase the demand for home modifications to enable aging in place.

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Texting while driving is bad; in middle age it's worse-5232

Texting while driving is bad; in middle age it's worse

Late last year a meta-analysis of 28 experimental studies of texting and driving published in “Accident Analysis & Prevention” (71:311-318, October 2014) concluded that “typing and reading text messages adversely affected nearly all measures of safe driving.” A new study examines the issue according to age groups.

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Older pedestrians at higher risk for accidents-4740

Older pedestrians at higher risk for accidents

A report based in data on traffic deaths in the United States reveals that over 47,000 people were killed between 2003 and 2012.

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Driving with pets increases risk of car accidents-4163

Driving with pets increases risk of car accidents

Surveys on driving habits and pets were completed by 2,000 licensed drivers ages 70 and older who also received tests of visual sensory and higher-order visual processing.

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Fast feedback improves skills in older drivers-4052

Fast feedback improves skills in older drivers

A group of 54 people ages 70-89 was randomly assigned to classroom driver training plus video and global positioning systems (GPS) for immediate feedback, classroom training only, or no additional training.

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