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Patients, families consider social and financial impact for Alzheimer's treatment

June 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Earlier in the year, a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association stated the annual cost of providing care for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease had reached $277 billion.

Skilled nursing occupancy drops to 81.6%

June 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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For the first time in six years, skilled nursing occupancy failed to increase between the fourth and first quarters as the numbers continued their grim march downward.

Virtual Dementia Tour provides a 20-minute dementia experience

June 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The 20-minute experience simulates the effects of aging and dementia, giving the viewer the opportunity to walk in the loved one’s shoes.

Congressman proposes new Medicare long-term care insurance plan

June 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is proposing a new universal Medicare long-term care benefit. 

NYC focused on senior living with $500 million plan

June 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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New York City has plans to build thousands of senior housing units on public land in an effort aimed at aiding the city’s low-income older adults.

Top-paid skilled nursing CEO list shifts in 2018

June 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In 2017, Skilled Nursing News profiled the salaries of the seven highest-paid CEOs at the biggest skilled nursing companies for the previous year.

Study shows Visual Association Test valuable in the identification of raised dementia risk

June 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers concluded that the VAT “can help to distinguish those at increased risk of developing dementia (requiring counseling, additional examination, or both) from those in whom watchful waiting is justified.”

Assisted living resident sues facility over bedbug complaint

June 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A 70-year-old woman has sued her assisted living facility, alleging its operators ignored her complaints of bedbugs and told others she was hallucinating or imagining the critters.

Artis to branch out with new community near Chicago

June 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Artis is owned by the Bainum family, which got into the nursing home business in 1959. 

Something to Sleep On— How to Improve Sleep for Residents with Dementia

June 12, 2018  |  Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, RAC-CT, QCP, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination
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When caring for residents with dementia, one quickly realizes that a common problem is sleep—too much or too little. If too little, not only is the resident not getting needed sleep, but the sleepless resident’s behaviors can disturb other residents.