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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.

Redding nursing home employees endure heat for improved wages and benefits

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Members of the Service Employees International Union carried signs and chanted as they stood on the sidewalk outside Windsor Care Center on Court Street.

Alzheimer's Association should see healthy amount of proposed $401 million funding increase

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer’s Association, its advocacy arm the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and its nationwide network of advocates are celebrating another proposed funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health.