The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    The risks when the elderly anticipate relocation

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, in Boston examined the relationship between the occurrence of falls and the expectations older adults have about making future residential moves.

    First, the details.

    • Data from the 2002 Health and Retirement Study were used to analyze the probability of moving among a nationally representative sample of noninstitutionalized adults.
    • The participants were aged 65 and older.
    • The data come from reports made by the participants.

    And, the results.

    • Falls were predictive of anticipation of housing relocation.
    • More than 50% of those who fell reported the probability of moving within the next 2 years.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded their results “suggest that consideration of housing relocation is greater among older adults who experience tangible events indicative of a trajectory of deteriorating health.”

    My wife (Dr. Irene) says she’s not surprised.

    I think it presents a challenge to healthcare professionals and social workers at the state level to develop better methods that minimize this risk during evaluation for a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home.

    3/12/10 19:26 JR

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