Main content of this page

Anchor links to the different areas of information in this page:

You are here: REHACARE Portal. REHACARE Magazine.

Interviews

Interviews

Experts, celebreties, subjects - they all are talking to REHACARE.de and give their opinion on topics concerned with politics, work or life itself.

 
 

New petition urges the Prime Minister to help save lives and limbs

Photo: Children during a risk education session [28/11/2014] A new petition launched by Handicap International UK is urging the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ensure that UK Aid helps save the lives and limbs of civilians affected by conflict.New petition urges the Prime Minister to help save lives and limbs - Read more

ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living?

Photo: Graphic of people with different disabilities [19/11/2014] The European Network on Independent Living – the European Coalition for Community Living (ENIL-ECCL) launched a shadow report, which seeks to provide the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with information that will be of assistance when assessing the extent to which the EU has complied with its obligations under Article 19 of the CRPD.ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living? - Read more

People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion

Photo: Voting box [20/10/2014] In a new survey, Mencap reveals that people with a learning disability have a political appetite and want to vote, but many are excluded from the process and aren’t able to exercise their democratic right.People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion - Read more

Accident and Emergency departments cause problems for the elderly

Photo: Elderly patient [21/05/2014] Norwegian Accident and Emergency departments are not designed for elderly patients, and their staff often lack geriatric experience.Accident and Emergency departments cause problems for the elderly - Read more

Aging Workforce Requires New Strategies for Employee Retention

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[09/04/2014] As more baby boomers reach retirement age, state governments face the likelihood of higher workforce turnover. For example, in the state of Missouri, more than 25 percent of all active state employees will be eligible to retire by 2016.Aging Workforce Requires New Strategies for Employee Retention - Read more

Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Eldery man working [24/02/2014] A report led by a professor at the University of Southampton recommends the worldwide removal of the fixed or default retirement age (DRA).Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age - Read more

Chronic Neck Pain Common Among Car Crash Victims

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[27/01/2014] A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large prospective study to evaluate musculoskeletal pain outcomes after motor vehicle collision in the United States.Chronic Neck Pain Common Among Car Crash Victims - Read more

Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood"

Becoming a parent is easy, but being one is not. Their parental role often challenges people with impairment additionally. Children have many needs after all that want to be pleased. What many parents with impairment do not know: They have a right for parent assistance. Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood" - Read more

Study Finds Poor Blacks Likely To Get Worse Nursing Home Care

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[11/09/2013] University of Central Florida assistant professor Latarsha Chisholm and colleagues conducted a study, which found that nursing homes that serve predominantly black residents tend to struggle financially and provide lower quality care than nursing homes with no black residents. Study Finds Poor Blacks Likely To Get Worse Nursing Home Care - Read more

A Convention for Holistic Inclusion

In December 2006 the UN Convention has been adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. On the 3rd May 2008 it came into force. Almost one year later the UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities, how it is called officially, also became obligatory for Germany.A Convention for Holistic Inclusion - Read more

Inclusion: „The Walls Seperating the People Have to Start Crumbling”

Not about us without us – This is the principle Hubert Hüppe, German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled, wants to live up to with his work. That’s why the realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Convention) is on top of his list.Inclusion: „The Walls Seperating the People Have to Start Crumbling” - Read more

Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Dementia patient and nurse [08/04/2013] The costs of caring for people with dementia in the U.S. are comparable to – if not greater than – those for heart disease and cancer, according to new estimates by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and nonprofit RAND Corporation.Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases - Read more

Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now”

Every human has individual needs. This has not been fully realized in the German Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI): patients with the onset of dementia do not receive the care they really need. Often relatives care from them at home. They are not supported by the LTCI, even though private home care saves the insurance a lot of money.Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now” - Read more

Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Old man gets served some food; linked to [07/12/2012] The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don't need nursing home care to stay in their homes.Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes - Read more

Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes: Recommendations Are Consistent

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/10/2012] The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) introduced the results of a literature search for evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of obesity in type 2 diabetes.Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes: Recommendations Are Consistent - Read more

Diabetes Problem in Minority Ethnic Populations

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[12/09/2012] Half of all people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent will develop diabetes by age 80 according to a study of the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation.Diabetes Problem in Minority Ethnic Populations - Read more

Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[25/07/2012] Researchers at the University of Luxembourg, along with their international partners, want to develop an easy-to-use, self-motivating tool that stroke patients can use in their rehabilitation process. The 4.4 million euro project is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe - Read more

Elder Abuse Affects Latinos Disproportionately

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[23/07/2012] A sobering new study by researchers from the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported.Elder Abuse Affects Latinos Disproportionately - Read more

Development of Prosthetic Hands Stagnated

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[15/06/2012] The development of body-powered prosthetic hands has stagnated for over twenty years. That is the main conclusion of a study by researchers from Delft University of Technology and the University of Groningen into this type of prosthesis.Development of Prosthetic Hands Stagnated - Read more

Health-care Disparities For Children with Autism

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[13/06/2012] University of Missouri researchers compared costs and types of services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to costs and services for children with other conditions like asthma or diabetes.Health-care Disparities For Children with Autism - Read more

Palliative Care Resource Helps Ease Changes

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[13/06/2012] An interactive toolkit created by a team from the University of Alberta helps palliative care patients and their care providers to deal with the physical, emotional and relationship changes that come with terminal and chronic illnesses.Palliative Care Resource Helps Ease Changes - Read more

Ill, Older Patients Often Live Final Days in Hospital

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[11/06/2012] Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the University of California San Francisco. Three quarters of ED visits led to hospital admissions, and more than two-thirds of those admitted to the hospital died there.Ill, Older Patients Often Live Final Days in Hospital - Read more

June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?

One year ago the so-called “Bufdis” displaced the “Zivis” in Germany. REHACARE.de enquired: Has the Federal Volunteer Service established its self and can it substitute the Civilian Service? The opinions diverge. Some report about a surprising success and some of a lack of candidates. See for yourself in our Topic of the Month June: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop? - Read more

“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply

They are the new people doing community service: So called Bufdis, engaged people of every age and gender who can espouse different social projects in the Federal Voluntary Service. So far, so good. But how is this possibility of social commitment accepted? REHACARE.de got an idea of it on site at a senior citizen's home.“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply - Read more

Diabetic Research Could Reduce Screening Costs

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[21/05/2012] Research carried out at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, has concluded that it would be a safe and cost-effective strategy to screen people with type 2 diabetes who have not yet developed diabetic retinopathy, for the disease once every two years instead of annually.Diabetic Research Could Reduce Screening Costs - Read more

Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[18/04/2012] While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 per cent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end of life care. A new study is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures in order to both inform consumers and provide nursing homes with incentive to improve care.Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes - Read more

Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[13/04/2012] The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California's population ages, but the majority of state's Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the University of California Los Angeles has found.Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty - Read more

Poor Neighbourhoods Suffer Higher Incidence of Arthritis

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[20/02/2012] An Australian study revealed more than 30 per cent of people living in socially disadvantaged areas reported having arthritis, as opposed to 18.5 per cent in the more affluent areas.Poor Neighbourhoods Suffer Higher Incidence of Arthritis - Read more

Tackling Financial Exploitation of Elderly People

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[13/02/2012] Professionals who are in close contact with elderly people could soon be in a better position to spot if they are being financially exploited, for example through a lottery scam or by a deceitful relative draining the bank account, thanks to a new study funded by the UK Research Councils' New Dynamics of Ageing programme (NDA).Tackling Financial Exploitation of Elderly People - Read more

Rights of People with Disabilities are Not Being Promoted

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[06/02/2012] Historic legal rulings did not protect the rights of persons with disabilities, while legal rulings concerned with race or gender provided much more protection of individual rights and freedoms according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Queen's University.Rights of People with Disabilities are Not Being Promoted - Read more

Carrier at the Cemetery: A Different Kind of Inclusion

In the fields of gastronomy or the landscaping there are numerous integration companies. Why not at a cemetery, as well? This is what the city government of the German town Worms thought and started the successful project „Integration at the cemeteries of Worms“.Carrier at the Cemetery: A Different Kind of Inclusion - Read more

Breaking Down Barriers to Voting for Seniors

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[18/03/2011] A study of a process called mobile polling – where election officials register voters onsite, then bring voting ballots to long term care residents and provide voter assistance as needed – found that nursing home residents, staff and election officials all agreed that mobile polling is better than current voting methods.Breaking Down Barriers to Voting for Seniors - Read more

Home Help for Senior Citizens: Legal Employment Must Become Easier

In Germany there often are home helpers from abroad who are occupied illegally. Especially at older people’s homes who need support in everyday life. The reason: Opportunities of legal employment are often unknown, too expensive or juridically shaky. This must change as affected people and experts underline.Home Help for Senior Citizens: Legal Employment Must Become Easier - Read more