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Couple donates $2 million for hospice center and SNF

July 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The fundraising for the project was kick-started by a $2 million donation from Pete and Jelaine Horton who retired to Door County after Pete, a farmer, suffered respiratory damage in a farming accident.

Independent housing, home-based services push SNF to full occupancy

July 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Fort Hudson, which is based in Fort Edward, N.Y., in upstate Washington County,  was originally incorporated as an 80-bed nursing home in 1969, and it didn’t end up expanding into independent housing until the year 2000. 

Senior housing occupancy lowest in eight years, data shows

July 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing care occupancy rates fell again during the first quarter of 2018 according to data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

CCRCs expected to experience big boom with incoming baby boomers

July 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are poised to attract a wide swath of older adults over the next decade, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges or changes to the business model along the way.

Study connects Alzheimer's with high blood pressure

July 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Keep an eye out on your blood pressure because scientists just discovered that higher blood pressure in the elderly increases the risks of Alzheimer's disease.

Wisconsin faces growing long-term care demands versus dwindling work force

July 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Seven nursing homes in Wisconsin have closed this year, according to the Department of Health Services. In the last five years, 27 have closed.

Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

July 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

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.