Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Gauging how much you can expect to spend in retirement

University of VirginiaDarden School of Businessresearch shows new, more effective ways to plan for retirement, professors from the school contend.Every day, financial planners help future retirees determine how much they'll spend or "consume"...

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Inland Group sees rising demand for senior complexes

Inland Group LLC, of Spokane Valley, is seeing demand from recently retired residents and others in the baby boomer generation for its newly developed senior living facilities operating under the Affinity name, says Cecil Rinker, director of for up...

STA center now offering paratransit assessments

Spokane Transit Authority has expanded services inside the STA Plaza downtown to include assessments of applicants' eligibility to use its paratransit services.Paratransit is a door-to-door public transportation service provided to people who of...

Hearing loss may lead to cognitive decline, study finds

Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.In the study, with six...

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GU study: Meal choices benefit seniors

Senior residents of a nursing home who could rate meals and choose menu items showed healthy weight gain and other benefits under a food delivery system Gonzaga University researcher Neva Crogan has developed. The elderly residents participating...

Minimizing inappropriate medications

Researchers at Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University's Jefferson School of Population Health, working with colleagues at the Parma Local Health Authority in Italy, say they significantly reduced the prescribing of dangerous medications for...

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Cooper-George's Rejuvenation

The new owner of the Cooper-George Building, at 707 W. Fifth, is working to rejuvenate the 13-story structure while returning its focus to senior housing.Dennis Veeder, a 31-year registered nurse and co-owner of Sapphire Health Services, of the...

Preparation could curb looming nurse shortage

Preparation could curb looming nurse shortage

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act entered the national conversation a few years ago, for most people, 2014 seemed distant in the future. Today, the future is at our doorstep. If the Washington state legislature decides during a...

Spokane global health research niche eyed by WSU

Spokane global health research niche eyed by WSU

Research being conducted at Washington State University in Pullman could have important implications for the planned medical school here when a branch of the university's Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal Health starts operating in Spokane, of...

Wellness incentives stir increased participation

Spokane-area employers that offer wellness programs in some cases are seeing an uptick in employee participation, in part because incentives for participation have become more compelling.Kathy Worden, co-owner of Spokane-based Workwell LLC, a...

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