2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Senior Healthcare Articles – 2012 ALTY Awards

Winning Article

The winner of the 2012 ALTY Award for “Best Senior Healthcare Blog” is:

Working with Healthcare Providers: How to Empower Yourself and Your Loved Oneby Shelley Webb, The Intentional Caregiver

Congratulations to our winner, Shelley Webb! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

8 Clues Your Aging Parent Isn’t Ok – by Paula Spencer, Lauren Watral’s Blog

Congratulations to our runner-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And let’s not forget the finalists whose articles stood out from hundreds of great blog posts.

Assisted Living with HIV: A New Reality as Treatments Improveby Angela Stringfellow, SeniorHomes.com
Are You Too Old to Be Having That Test? – by Candy Sagon, AARP
Seniors: How Obesity Affects Your Longevity – by ElderCare Cafe

Congratulations to our finalists as well. Nice work! Finalists can get a finalist badge here.

Final Voting Results

Here’s a look at how all the blogs fared in the public voting.

  • Working with Healthcare Providers: How to Empower Yourself and Your Loved One (45%, 32 Votes)
  • 8 Clues Your Aging Parent Isn’t Ok (44%, 31 Votes)
  • Assisted Living with HIV: A New Reality as Treatments Improve (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Are You Too Old to Be Having That Test? (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Seniors: How Obesity Affects Your Longevity (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

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Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations again to the winner, runner-up all ALT finalists.

 


 

Nominated Article Descriptions

Assisted Living with HIV: A New Reality as Treatments Improveby Angela Stringfellow, SeniorHomes.com

Taking a closer look at some recently published research, Angela Stringfellow examines the implications HIV is having on older Americans and retirement communities. What was once thought of as a death sentence, HIV positive adults are now living an average of 22 years after their diagnosis.

Seniors: How Obesity Affects Your Longevity – by ElderCare Cafe

Medical experts are predicting that the younger crop of baby boomers will likely have a shorter life span than their parents. With obesity being the leading culprit, this post takes a closer look at why it’s vital for seniors to slim down for optimal health.

8 Clues Your Aging Parent Isn’t Ok – by Paula Spencer, Lauren Watral’s Blog

This post gives some great ways to detect if your aging parent may be in need of more assistance. These everyday signs and symptoms may be easy to miss, so knowing what to look for can mean the difference between a proactive or reactive situation.

Working with Healthcare Providers: How to Empower Yourself and Your Loved Oneby The Intentional Caregiver

Asking questions is one of the easiest ways to take control of the health of a loved one when a provider is initiating a new treatment or procedure for you or your loved one. More often than not patients just go along with what the doctor orders not fully understanding the true need for the changes.

Are You Too Old to Be Having That Test? – by Candy Sagon, AARP

This post examines the need for over-used medical tests often prescribed by doctors. Many regularly preformed examinations such as colonoscopies may not be necessary for older adults if they have had a history of normal results. However, not everyone agrees.

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