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Aging Population

New York State is home to the third-largest elderly population in nation. Currently there are more than 2.6 million New Yorkers over the age of 65, and that number is only expected to grow. From improving access to nursing homes and care within them, to creating educational opportunities to better train care givers, there is much that can be done to ensure that New York provides the best resources for the aging population. Read more about this population in the New York State Plan on Aging, 2011–2015, from the New York State Office for the Aging.

Learn more about some of the initiatives NYSHealth has supported in this area:

Long Term Care Community Coalition
Good Nursing Home Care: Educating Consumers and Consumer Advocates in the Face of Sweeping Changes

National Council on Aging
Replicating and Sustaining the Aging Mastery Program in New York State

Broome County Health Department
Better Balance for Broome Fall Prevention Project

Medicare Rights Center


Center for Governmental Research, Inc.
The Future of Public Nursing Homes in New York State

Foundation for Quality Care Implementation of the Gold STAMP Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers in New York State

Foundation for Long Term Care


Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Transitioning Elderly Patients form Hospital to Home

The Transition Network
A Health Care Collaborative: Grassroots Caring Communities Connecting with Health Providers

UNITE HERE Health Center
Development and Implementation of an Innovative Primary Care Model for Low-Income Retired Patients with Diabetes

Center for Excellence in Aging Services/Research Foundation of SUNY
Cost Effective Delivery of an Active Choices Health Promotion Program

Frances Schervier Home and Hospital
Recognition and Treatment of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: A Video Library

Center for Health Care Strategies
Strategic Priority Background Work—Organizing Services for Elders

Unity Health System
Deaf Community Home Health Aide Program

Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Addressing Depression in Older Home Health Patients: Increasing Access to Evidence-based Care


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