An effort to improve nursing home quality in the United States that could serve as a model for other countries is underway. The 2022 National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report, The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality , was the catalyst for a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder effort to change the course of nursing home quality, which has been recognized as a serious problem for decades.
6 March 2023
To maximise a potential “longevity dividend”, employers and governments need to wake up to the reality of an ageing workforce and make sure our jobs, our workplaces, our working patterns adapt in line with these changes.
28th January 2021
I wonder what Dr Robert Butler, Pulitzer Prize winner (non-fiction, 1976) and foremost physician and geriatrician, would say, if he were alive today, about how older people are being treated in this global pandemic.
10th September 2020
In May, members of the ILC Global Alliance met on Bintan Island, Indonesia, for a strategic planning meeting and protocol development workshop. We had a productive and inspiring meeting that will carry our work forward well into the future.
13th June 2018
We don’t usually think of asthma as a condition that affects older people. However asthma can develop at any time across the life course, and prevalence increases with age. Asthma can also be difficult to differentiate from chronic obstructive pulmonary …
5th April 2018
Europeans are extremely lucky. Not only can they expect to live longer than most people born anywhere else in the world, they can also expect to enjoy most of their lives in relatively good health.
9th September 2016
More than 120 million Europeans, the inhabitants of one of the wealthiest regions of the planet, still live in poverty. In 2010, the European strategy for growth, Europe 2020, made reducing poverty and social exclusion one of its main goals. …
31st August 2016
Seventeen years have elapsed since the 3rd IFA Conference was held in Durban, South Africa in 1997 and the 12th IFA Conference takes place in Hyderabad this June.
23rd May 2014
The next annual conference of the International Federation of Ageing (IFA) in Hyderabad approaches rapidly, and the ILC Global Alliance is delighted to be participating, continuing its strong relationship with the IFA, and its history of featuring strongly in past …
15th May 2014
Earlier this month, I attended the intersessional meeting between civil society and the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) in New York. The OWG is the group of UN member states that is leading the process towards a global …
6th December 2013