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This profile was last updated on 3/19/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Elder-Care Expert

 
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Startup costs, typically at least ...
www.lowellsun.com, 19 Mar 2012 [cached]
Startup costs, typically at least $200,000, may be a key reason, but these units can save money in the long run, said Dr. Kyle Allen, an elder-care expert who worked for Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.
A comparison showed that hospital stays for patients in these settings there were almost half a day shorter than for those in standard hospital units, Allen said. "That doesn't sound like a lot," but it translates to hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings, he said. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Startup costs, typically at least ...
www.intelihealth.com, 9 Mar 2012 [cached]
Startup costs, typically at least $200,000, may be a key reason, but these units can save money in the long run, said Dr. Kyle Allen, an elder-care expert who worked for Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.
A comparison showed that hospital stays for patients in these settings there were almost half a day shorter than for those in standard hospital units, Allen said. "That doesn't sound like a lot," but it translates to hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings, he said.
Now he is helping Riverside Health System develop an elder-care unit at its regional medical center in Newport News, Va.
BrainConnection - The Brain and Learning
www.brainconnections.com, 21 Nov 2001 [cached]
"We say, 'Use it or lose it,'" said Dr. Kyle Allen, director of Summa Health System's Center for Senior Health.
Forget the myth that scientists once thought older brain was incapable of generating new cell growth.
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Dr. Allen, who teaches medical residents, said that he and people in his field understand that the research is not conclusive, they still believe that it is absolutely necessary for older adults to keep the mind as active as possible.
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Dr. Allen said, "We know if you train an animal on a new task or have them run a maze, it actually improves their performance on other tasks, it may even involve structural changes in the brain itself."
These studies have not been replicated on older humans for ethical and logistical reasons.Human subjects also have many other factors that can affect their brain functions, such as diet, some medications and alcohol.
Kylie R. Allen, DO, ADGAP ...
www.americangeriatrics.org, 4 May 2006 [cached]
Kylie R. Allen, DO, ADGAP RepresentativeSumma Health System
Startup costs, typically at least ...
www.dailylocal.com, 16 Mar 2012 [cached]
Startup costs, typically at least $200,000, may be a key reason, but these units can save money in the long run, said Dr. Kyle Allen, an elder-care expert who worked for Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. A comparison showed that hospital stays for patients in these settings there were almost half a day shorter than for those in standard hospital units, Allen said. "That doesn't sound like a lot," but it translates to hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings, he said. Now he is helping Riverside Health System develop an elder-care unit at its regional medical center in Newport News, Va.
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