Month: May 2011

Aging Rock ‘n Rollers Take Manhattan’s West Side

The aromas of ganja and patchouli wafted across Broadway near the Beacon Theater Friday night, as the concert celebrating Wavy Gravy’s 75th birthday was about to begin.  Born with the name Hugh Romney, he was onstage at Woodstock in 1969 and announced, “What we have in mind

  29.05.2011

Redefining Aging in the 21st Century

You won’t find Edith McAllister on the porch in a rocking chair. At 93 years old, she’s got a full schedule. “I go out every night and I’m booked solid every day,” she told me with a smile. I met Edith on a recent trip to

  20.05.2011

Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Patients in Wheelchairs

In most cases pressure ulcer prevention can be accomplished by risk assessment followed by common sense choices for pressure reduction.  In these days of evidence based medicine, health care providers need to listen to the evidence and implement best practices to reduce the incidence and prevalence

  16.05.2011

Training Video for MDS 3.0 Section M: Skin Condition

In the summer of 2010 I helped the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduce the new MDS section for skin condition.  I gave a two hour talk in Las Vegas which was videotaped and posted on YouTube by CMS.  This video goes over pressure

  15.05.2011

Will Barnet: Artist and Centenarian

Will Barnet, an American artist living in New York City, will turn 100 years old next month.  I had the opportunity to photograph him recently in his home and studio in the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park.  His paintings and drawings are in every major

  4.05.2011

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.