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Fit middle-aged women less likely to develop dementia later in life

March 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Researchers are hoping that by studying the brains of “super-agers" they’ll be able to unlock the secrets to sharp memory in old age.

Virginia CCRC implements flexible design to ready for "silver tsunami"

March 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The coming “silver tsunami” is a concept that continues to inspire optimism in the skilled nursing and senior care space, but the health needs of that population are still murky.

AHCA/NCAL announce new quality goals

March 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

​Quality improvement continues to gain speed in long term and post-acute care, and providers are working together to identify measurable targets that are appropriate for this care setting.

Sick staff should stay home, experts say

March 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Flu-like symptoms typically last about two days on average, according to the CDC. The grey area is the duration when you can still spread the virus.

Audiences consistently appreciate senior-targeted entertainers

March 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

You've heard of the rodeo circuit, the lecture circuit and the vaudeville circuit. Now there's a new show business niche: the silver circuit.

CareOne opens center in New Jersey exclusive for Alzheimer's disease

March 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The center is 100 percent dedicated to memory care — the only facility of its kind in Bergen County, the Fort Lee-based health care company said. 

Skilled nursing and the effect of Medicare Advantage

March 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

About 33% of seniors enrolled in the Medicare program have elected to use managed Medicare Advantage plans, and that number is expected to grow — potentially faster than the government thinks.

How to judge a CCRC's financial stability

March 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Though industry members point out that financial meltdowns in their world are rare, there have been cases in which retirement homes have had to raise their monthly fees or reduce services.

Childhood brain function can showcase Alzheimer's risk

March 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The possibility of a neurodevelopmental origin opens opportunities for research on Alzheimer's disease prevention, risk detection, and pathogenesis, according Giovanni Salum, MD, PhD. 

Group promotes awareness, solutions for LGBT seniors

March 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Older adults in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community face unique challenges as they become more vulnerable and are forced to depend on outside services for care and assistance.

Alcohol intake latest discovery for increased risk of dementia

March 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests.

Assisted living price per unit grows by 14%

March 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The average price per assisted living unit in the U.S. has hit a new high-water mark despite some industry pressures.

National Institute on Aging seeks volunteers, ideas

March 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

We are currently seeking public comment for feedback on the ideas generated by the working groups. We’re also soliciting new ideas, aiming to fill gaps.

Blood tests may show varying dementia risks years before diagnosis

March 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future dementia.

Backup power requirement rule for Florida nursing homes expected to be signed

March 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Florida’s Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state’s nursing homes, prompted by the deaths of several residents at a sweltering nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Silver Alert Bill for Alzheimer's and dementia heads to Alabama senate

March 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Silver Alert Bill would allow a missing senior citizen alert to be issued for a person who suffers from Alzheimer's or Dementia.

FDA updates standards, improves ability for Alzheimer's research

March 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A loose standard in place since the 1990s required clinical trials to show that a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease improved patients’ cognition and function.

Accountable care organizations benefiting from skilled nursing woes

March 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Skilled nursing providers have long been wary of accountable care organizations (ACOs), fearing that the models’ emphasis on cost-sharing might drive dollars away from their buildings. And a new study shows that those concerns might be grounded in reality.

Expect more Medicaid shifts according to health plan chief

March 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Citing a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that showed 74 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries are in a full-risk managed care product, Jeff Mysers says the prevalence of the health plans is not news.