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CMS highlights the limits, disconnect between Medicare and telehealth

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Connected care advocates are pressuring Congress to pass the RUSH Act.

PharmScript acquires Doehring's LTC Pharmacy

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

"PharmScript is excited to build on its momentum in the Midwest with the acquisition of Doehring's," said Michael Segal, CEO of PharmScript.

All are welcome: Connecticut nursing home invites paroled prisoners as residents

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

One of the top nursing homes in the state of Connecticut secured its accolades by specifically taking in patients that other skilled nursing facilities shy away from serving.

How to capitalize on post-acute care's evolution

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

That are some takeaways of a recent Senior Housing News webinar entitled “The Future of Post-Acute Care in Senior Living.”

Post-acute nurses find more satisfaction in career, report shows

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Pay and benefits for home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care nurses haven’t always been on par with nurses who work in the acute setting.

Upcoming study shows the real strength of an MRI in Alzheimer's prediction

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The disease affects 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.

PA facility to target substance abuse

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, Pa., is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders.

Troubled Buffalo nursing home to close, state says

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

incidents led the NYS Department of Health to strip operation of Emerald South from its previous owner.

Market leads providers to expect spike in insurance costs

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Liability insurance rates for senior living and long-term care (LTC) providers are expected to go up anywhere from 5% to 30% in 2019.

Long-term care organizations combat perception problem

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

88% of people who have actually been residents would recommend the experience compared with the people outside the walls of a nursing home.

Arizona sheriff's office plans dementia-related registry

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Sheriff Doug Schuster said he’d like to have such a registry started next spring. 

Baylor presents latest report on Alzheimer's

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Update to patients and caregivers featured two papers linking Alzheimer's and herpes viruses.

 

Weighing the cost: treating or ignoring hearing loss in seniors

November 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest.

 
 

The battle between ratings, reviews, and real people in nursing homes

November 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In a world where ratings and reviews help shape consumer choice, long-term care has a major perception problem.

Five-minute neck scan seems to detect dementia much earlier, research shows

November 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. 

Non-profit nursing homes sales draw focus from NY Charities Bureau

November 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The state’s Charities Bureau this month released new guidance governing the sale of non-profit nursing homes to for-profit entities, citing concerns that the deals often fail to benefit vulnerable nursing home residents.

NYC approves its first CCRC

November 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In 2016, however, Mayor de Blasio’s administration approved some technical changes to the zoning law which would facilitate the creation of a diverse needs community in residential neighborhoods.

THC reduces Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice

November 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A substance that gives pot its kick appears to reduce the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease – at least in mice.

Northern Light Beacon Health ACO and tech firm team up

November 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

It's the first health care organization in Maine to implement the PatientPing technology that will link it to a growing network of New England providers.

Certain dementia drugs may quicken Alzheimer's symptoms, decline

November 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“Clinical trials of new therapies for [Alzheimer’s disease] typically allow participants to continue receiving [cholinesterase inhibitors] and memantine during the trial if the dose remains stable,” Richard E. Kennedy, MD, PhD.

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