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Oklahoma looks to hire nurses as health care inspectors

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular inspections if they want to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

AI improves stroke, dementia diagnosis

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan (CT), more accurately than current methods.

Nursing home workers still waiting for wage increases in Massachusetts

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Following several extensions and lapsed deadlines, 12 nursing homes are still not in compliance with state regulations, according to the report from the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Exercise helps slow the onset of dementia, but not once the disease takes effect, study shows

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A trial found that gym exercise did nothing to slow down the progress of the disease. 

Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

May 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.

Brightview to begin construction on $64 million assisted living complex

May 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Developer and property operator Brightview Senior Living plans to build 154 units of senior and assisted living housing in Sayville on the corner of Broadway and Route 27.

New TV show highlights CCRC in attempt to change perceptions on aging

May 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The show’s plot follows a retired music industry executive trying to stay positive in his twilight years.

Genome variation that may point to increased Alzheimer's risk discovered

May 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new article shows that the inheritance of small changes in DNA alters the expression of the PM20D1 gene and is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

New Jersey refocuses on oversight and care in nursing homes

May 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Legislators were focused on improving oversight and care in nursing homes and of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients Thursday as a string of health care bills got approval in committees this past week.

UCLA receives $13.6 million to study dementia

May 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers will recruit 1,534 participants with dementia at four U.S. sites who will receive 18 months of care in either a health system-based or community-based dementia care system.