Digital health interventions have tremendous potential to help vulnerable and underserved populations, but they’re rarely suited for those populations out of the box, according to a new California HealthCare Foundation report authored by Health Populi blogger Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. Instead, digital health developers need to consider the particular needs of low-income, low-literacy, ESL, and Medicaid ...
Elderly Holidays

The holidays are traditionally a time when we reflect on past memories. For those who live with a frail spouse or for children with an elderly parent or parents, these reflections often deepen the awareness of the extent of how much life has changed for them both. Holiday time reminiscing can also underscore the loss adult children face in the altered quality of their personal relationship with th...
Family Caregivers

Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, and disability. It is estimated that today there are...

What is health literacy and is there really a problem? There are 40 million people over 65 years of age. With an additional 10,000 new elders added to that number every day. One in five patients will be readmitted to the hospital within thirty days. One out of five households speaks a language other than English. In the home, 80% of Healthcare dollars are spent on elderly, chronically ill and p...