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Wearable tech finds its fit with seniors

September 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

As of 2016, figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated the average global life expectancy was 70.5 years, with the life expectancy in US slightly below average at 69.1 years.

Company aims to ease overmedication concerns by using tech

September 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

At assisted living facilities where staff and funding can be thin, on the ground care is often managed by sedating residents with unnecessary antipsychotics. 

The use of adaptive reuse in senior housing

September 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

With the senior population and demand for senior housing guaranteed to grow over the next 20 years, yesterday’s offices, hotels, schools and commercial buildings can be repurposed into the senior housing of tomorrow. 

Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer's

September 25, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

September 24, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

Financial, medical data may carry SNFs into a brighter future

September 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“The marriage between clinical and financial data, I think, will be important with whatever the next payment model looks like,” Vincent Fedele, director of analytics at the New Jersey-based consulting firm, said.

New paper states that long-term care hospitals should be paid the same as skilled nursing facilities

September 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Study claims LTC hospitals cost three times as much as cheaper venues, such as SNFs, for the same care.

Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

September 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

September 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC's managed long-term care

September 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

Experts expect slow occupancy rates in skilled nursing facilities

September 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“I think we’re probably at around the trough,” Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) chief investment officer Talya Nevo-Hacohen said during the Senior Housing News Summit in Los Angeles.

Nursing homes residents, staff face tough decision with hurricane

September 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

At Trinity Grove, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, residents will be riding out Hurricane Florence — despite widespread evacuations triggered by the Category 3 storm, which could potentially deliver a historic blow to the Carolinas.

New Jersey retirement community improves lives with smart technology

September 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The decision to incorporate progressive technology into an already robust wellness program is the result of an ongoing commitment to make physical health a priority of community life.

Tryko Partners LLC picks up New Providence SNF

September 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Tryko Partners LLC has acquired 106-bed ManorCare Health Services-New Providence, adding it to its New Jersey skilled nursing portfolio, it announced Tuesday.

Skilled nursing occupancy hits new record low

September 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Back in March, NIC reported a record-low occupancy figure of 81.6% for the first quarter of 2018; the data generally cannot be compared release to release due to changes in the exact groupings of facilities that submit data to NIC.

Five Connecticut nursing homes fined, cited for residents' safety

September 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) fined Amberwoods of Farmington $9,060 following an incident in which a resident threatened to slit another resident’s throat with a butter knife.

Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer's could be infectious

September 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?

Government-funded long-term care bill makes progress in House of Representatives

September 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The House Ways and Means Committee has endorsed H.R. 6561, a bill that could help private companies use government money to provide long-term care for people who are still living at home.

New York Life Insurance to provide new long-term care products, outlook

September 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The development and rollout of new standalone long-term care insurance products has been almost non-existent for a decade.  Aiming to break that trend, New York Life Insurance Company recently rolled out a new and innovative long-term care insurance product. 

Nursing home employees allegedly scam resident out of $600k

September 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

She trusted the workers at her nursing home to help her, but her Public Guardian says some just helped themselves to her money.