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.
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.
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.
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 care.
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.
As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic system has fully integrated its home health, infusion and hospice operations into Ascension at Home, a seven-state subsidiary of parent company Ascension Health.
Heightened levels of brain inflammation biomarkers have been linked to the development of dementia, but it remains unclear whether inflammation must be present long-term in order to affect brain health.
The Alzheimer’s Association, its advocacy arm the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and its nationwide network of advocates are celebrating another proposed funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health.