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Medicaid-eligible memory care unit opens in Buffalo

April 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The first Medicaid-eligible memory care assisted living program in New York state was launched Thursday at Briarwood Manor.

Brookdale buys Florida facility for nearly $75 million

April 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Brookdale Senior Living acquired a senior housing facility in Palm Beach Gardens from HC Inc. for $74.55 million.

Iowa City seeks volunteers for Alzheimer's study

April 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Volunteers in Iowa are needed to take part in the third phase of a long-running study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Research director Dr. Michael Weiner says volunteers will be visiting the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

Mismanaged medication can cost over $528 billion annually

April 3, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Researchers believe having doctors work in tandem with pharmacists to ensure medication and dosage are accurate for each patient will reduce the risk of illness and death.

Alzheimer's education conference to be held in Baton Rouge

April 3, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The conference will take place April 11.

Senior housing provider finds success with smart home technology

April 2, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Experts have called voice technology the future of senior living—and now there’s concrete evidence to support their claim.

Signature HealthCARE to expand from SNF into home health

April 2, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

When Signature HealthCARE added a home health arm through a 2014 acquisition, the major skilled nursing facility (SNF) company intended to eventually operate home health in all its SNF markets

The relationship between seniors and EHRs

April 2, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Seniors are nervous about the future of their healthcare, but they see technology, access, and better communication from their providers as key to improving their health, a new study suggests.

The call for improved tech in the long-term care field

April 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older; but is technology in the long-term care industry keeping pace with growing demand?

Nebraska assisted living and nursing home employees not paid

April 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Ten assisted living facilities and 21 nursing homes are now in receivership after the state's Department of Health and Human Services says employees didn't get paid.

 

Greenwich aims for town-wide dementia awareness

April 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

As Greenwich continues to pursue its AARP designation as an Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly town, a “Dementia Friends Training” event will be held at the Senior Center next week.

Louisiana bill would allow video monitoring for nursing home rooms

March 30, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

When she visited her mother in a Louisiana nursing home, Lucie Titus found her with a black eye and severe back pain that the Alzheimer’s patient couldn’t explain.

Where AI fits in skilled nursing facilities

March 30, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Equating AI with health care’s long-off future might cause some skilled nursing operators to ignore the feasible opportunities that exist today, even in a landscape of shrinking reimbursements and other competitive pressures.

Skilled nursing's impact on reduced hospitalization

March 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Under considerable pressure to demonstrate their worth as the health care system moves to value-based care, skilled nursing providers are monitoring patients more closely — even after discharge.

Louisiana senate favors nursing homes in living choice debate

March 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In the most recent battle to change the way Louisiana cares for its elderly, nursing home owners were pitted against advocacy groups like the AARP, asking the state to increase opportunities for senior citizens to receive care in their own homes.

The hidden symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

March 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

At 80 years old, Mr. Roberts was admitted to a psychiatric hospital that focuses on long-term stays following a brief stay in the emergency room. His admission was preceded by at least two years of symptoms that distressed him and also his wife of 61 years.

Florida Gov. signs generator bill into law

March 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

After months of legal wrangling and strong feelings on both sides, the state of Florida has finally enshrined its emergency power rules for skilled nursing facilities into law.

Scientists remove Alzheimer's-associated amyloid brain plaque in mice

March 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease.

South Carolina has highest Alzheimer's death rate, report shows

March 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

South Carolina led the nation in terms of the percent of its population that died of Alzheimer's disease in 2015, a new report shows. 

New Hampshire CCRC fills up vacancies two years before expected opening

March 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

All of the spots in a continuing care retirement community planned for Route 108 in Durham presold in just six weeks, according to officials at The RiverWoods Group.

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