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Pacific northwest care provider to pilot 'micro CCRC' with no skilled nursing

February 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies recently announced it plans to open a “micro CCRC” in St. George, Utah.

How to manage wandering for dementia patients

February 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. 

Non-profits Atrium Health and Navicent to merge

February 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Thursday. 

Company launches new technology to compare nursing homes

February 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Users easily discover how a nursing home stands out, excels, or falls short compared to other facilities via automated, objective insights in straightforward English.

Another Alzheimer's drug shut down in the late stages of research

February 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

 Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it was unlikely to work.

Healthcare wearable device may be able to detect diabetes

February 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Wearable devices can be used to detect the early signs of diabetes using an artificial intelligence (AI) network called DeepHeart and developed by Cardiogram, a study has found.


Studies link childhood heart defects to dementia

February 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop so-called early-onset dementia by age 65, the current study found. 

Denver CCRC opens $3 million rehabilitation center

February 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Christian Living Communities, a not-for-profit that owns and manages senior living services and communities in the metropolitan Denver area, added the Someren Glen Transitional Care Neighborhood early this month.

Medicaid reimbursement linked to Wisconsin nursing home closures

February 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Nursing home providers say Medicaid reimbursement rates may have contributed to an increase in nursing home closures in Wisconsin last year.

Jill Bosa named COO of tri-state healthcare services provider

February 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Bosa previously served as COO of the Nursing Center Division at Kindred Healthcare, where she oversaw more than 100 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and sub-acute care centers across 20 states.

Menorah Manor wins two nursing awards at annual FADONA conference

February 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Two Menorah Manor employees received the CNA and LPN Awards of Excellence at the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration (FADONA) 31st Annual Conference. 

Congress spending more overall, but reimbursement hit with cuts

February 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

President Trump on Friday signed a two-year budget deal that includes a 10-year, $2 billion cut to skilled nursing facility (SNF) Medicare reimbursement.

New Yorkers do ice thing, take plunge to raise money for Alzheimer's

February 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Groups of people jumped into the frozen lake in Highland as part of Subzero Heroes. Before the event, they had helped raise around $100,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

State legislator urges better options for long-term care

February 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

As a state legislator who talks to hundreds of older Michiganders every year, Jon Hoadley has seen firsthand how important it is that they and their families receive the support they need. But we are failing them in one important, yet unacknowledged, area – and that is long-term care.

For here or to-go?: Senior living communities and fast casual dining combined

February 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

To glimpse the future of dining in senior living communities, one might only need to step inside a Chipotle.


Contact-free continuous monitoring tech could boost SNF revenue

February 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The average post-acute care (PAC) facility in the U.S. could increase its profits by 13% and its revenue by 22%.

Long-term care facilities having issues with CMS stewardship

February 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

PruittHealth, a long-term care provider based in Norcross, Georgia, has been hard at work over the last 18 months to comply with the CMS' newest requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program.

Seattle assisted living center that celebrates Chinese culture opens

February 8, 2018    

Aegis Gardens, set on lakefront property in the Seattle/Eastside area, features award-winning architecture, community cultural center and preschool open to all residents and the surrounding community to enjoy.

Interactive tech improving engagement with memory care residents

February 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

An interactive technology platform is transforming how some memory care facilities and retirement communities are engaging their residents.

Companies doubling down on stem cell research for Alzheimer's

February 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Celltex is a biotechnology company based in Houston that uses regenerative medicine technology through the use of adult stem cells. The A&M agreement calls for more study into treatment for Alzheimer's disease.