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Community task force tries to bring long-term care options back to San Juan Island

December 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The task force is asking for donations and looking for passionate people who have shared their concerns about the lack of long-term care options in the county and are ready to make a new vision of health care a reality.

Long-term care, Medicare Advantage find growth together

December 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Health care providers selling Medicare Advantage (MA) products isn’t a new trend, but typically “providers” refers to hospitals, health systems, or physician groups.

Florida Department of Health awards $4.8 million in grants for Alzheimer's research

December 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

More than 540,000 Floridians are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and health officials say that's expected to increase by more than 30 percent in the next few years.

Nashville assisted living managers arrested for theft

December 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Michael Hampton was arrested over the weekend, along with a former business partner, on theft charges stemming from their time running the city's assisted living facility in Bordeaux.

Top 2019 trends for skilled nursing

December 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Based on Skilled Nursing News's last year of in-depth reporting and conversations with some of the industry’s top executives, here are six major trends we expect to see as the calendar changes to 2019.

Research points to saliva test for Alzheimer's

December 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply, and it costs $10.6 billion per year to care for them, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Group uses baby dolls to comfort, aid Alzheimer's patients

December 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The plush baby dolls help seniors living with dementia remember the feeling of parenthood, the pair told CBS News. Videos from their visits show some elderly people crying when a baby doll is placed in their arms. 

National Health Investors on board for $25 million skilled nursing project

December 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) entered into an agreement to finance the development of a 144-bed skilled nursing facility near Milwaukee, a $25.35 million commitment with a 9.5% initial yield.

Allscripts sells $525 million Netsmart stake

December 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The sale ends a two-year relationship between Allscripts and Netsmart that began when Allscripts contributed its homecare business to the behavioral health EHR vendor in exchange for the largest ownership stake in the company.

BrightSpring, PharMerica to merge

December 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Long-term care pharmacy PharMerica intends to merge with BrightSpring Health Services, a large provider of home- and community-based care.

Hospitals work to improve ER safety for seniors

December 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Nobody enjoys a trip to the ER. But it can be especially difficult — sometimes even dangerous — for the elderly. 

Insurer SCAN open to work with senior living providers

December 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Senior housing operators across the country are evaluating Medicare Advantage opportunities in light of a change announced last April. 

Providers use predictive analytics for better home care

December 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Crowdsourcing technology and predictive analytics can ensure that seniors are connected to receive help from friends, neighbors, family, and medical services at all times, says AI healthcare company Zanthion.

Skilled nursing facilities voice displeasure with Medicare Advantage plans

December 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The study authors conducted 154 interviews with the stakeholders, who hailed from eight markets across the U.S.

Schools compete in Health Aging Innovation Challenge

December 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The University of Buffalo was one of five schools to make it to the final round of Thursday’s New York State Department of Health Aging Innovation Challenge in Albany. 

Some baby boomers call for luxury CCRCs

December 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Fountaingrove Lodge is a not a resort — it is a retirement community, part of a new breed of luxury supportive senior housing. 

Bees and memories: the potential impact of royal jelly on Alzheimer's treatment

December 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The discovery promises to have an impact far beyond the niche field of melittology. 

Minnesota set to treat Alzheimer's with marijuana in 2019

December 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

State adding disease to list eligible for treatment with cannabis, despite some reservations. 

CMS will up its weekend inspections of nursing homes

December 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The CMS notified state survey agencies it will use payroll-based staffing data to identify facilities with reduced weekend staffing, and require the agencies to conduct at least 50% of off-hours surveys of those facilities on weekends, starting immediately. 

Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

November 27, 2018     Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Directors of Nursing Services

As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. 

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