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New initiative aims to lower hospital readmissions

July 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Enhanced Care Program included direct patient care in which nurse practitioners were available 24/7, medication reconciliation at the time of transfer and educational in-services for the staff of the skilled nursing facilities in addition to standard...

Nursing homes take part in National Alzheimer's Poetry Project

July 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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On Tuesday morning, 16 residents gathered in a circle along with several staff members while the founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Gary Glazner, recited poems in a repeat-after-me format.

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Reports, reality disagree in latest government data

July 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

Georgia institute to begin "Dealing with Dementia" training

July 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Caregivers of people with dementia have access to training that makes life a little easier thanks to a new program offered through Big Bend Hospice Inc.

Ascension expands services throughout Michigan, other states

July 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic...

Biogen sees positive results in Alzheimer's trial, shares

July 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Biogen Inc. shares surged more than 18% Friday after the biotechnology company and Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd. announced positive results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Edgehill receives national quality award for skilled nursing care

July 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Edgehill is one of three continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) under the umbrella of Benchmark, a provider of senior living services in the Northeast. 

Undercover operation discovers discrimination at nursing facilities

July 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The suit follows nearly two years of undercover inquiries.

Study connects dementia and chronic inflammation

July 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Heightened levels of brain inflammation biomarkers have been linked to the development of dementia, but it remains unclear whether inflammation must be present long-term in order to...

Extreme heat, broken HVAC lead to nursing home evacuation

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Residents at Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Englewood were exposed to the sweltering heat Monday when the air conditioning went down.