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The government shutdown's effect on skilled nursing facilities

January 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Though the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning, skilled nursing and other long-term care operators have little reason to worry about reimbursements — at least for the time being.

Biotechnology venture capitalists look to fund Alzheimer's research

January 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Many had an interest in finding companies that could tackle neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, though not much has caught their eyes so far. 

The cost of continuing care retirement communities

January 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Continuing care retirement communities promise to see retirees through independent living to skilled nursing care — usually for a hefty upfront fee.

Skilled nursing facility improved through data, technology, and finances

January 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Vernon Manor and Manchester Manor deployed software on top of its EHR to analyze clinical data fields and recommend interventions.

Medicare study centered on nursing homes shows quality gaps

January 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new study raises questions about the quality of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that are included in Medicare Advantage provider networks.

Alzheimer's Association provides new dementia care practices

January 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer's Association 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations outline 56 recommendations across 10 content areas, grounded in the fundamentals of person-centered care. 

There is a debate on the value of long-term care insurance

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The value of long-term care insurance is generating a fierce debate on whether it belongs in an investment/retirement portfolio.

UT Medical Center expands Alzheimer's research

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Inspired by coach Summitt's vision, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January 2017.

New Kansas facility to be built with $17.2 million loan

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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AVANA Capital has provided $17.2 million through a conventional bridge loan to Mainstreet Property Group LLC, a private real estate development company specializing in healthcare. 

Proper documentation key for SNFs to avoid issues

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Better record-keeping could help skilled nursing facilities protect themselves from litigation or penalties as regulators looks to cut down on improper discharges.