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Exceptions made for hospice with regards to Tennessee's new opioid measures

July 2, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.

Jackson Health, Royal Phillips partner for 11-year deal

June 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it inked an 11-year enterprise monitoring deal with Jackson Health System.

How to prevent heat-related issues with seniors this summer

June 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Experts at the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, say knowing which health-related factors may increase risk could save a life.

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan, Sanford Health to merge

June 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, one of the largest non-profit senior care providers, on Tuesday announced a vote to approve a merger with Sanford Health, a not-for-profit health system.

Long-term care collaboration is key, experts say

June 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

John Derr, a consultant and former senior vice president and CIO/CTO for Golden Living Centers, spoke Monday at the Long Term & Post Acute Care Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

More secret data revealed: VA nursing home residents found to have more bed sores than private residents

June 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

An analysis of internal documents shows residents at more than two-thirds of Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes last year were more likely to have serious bedsores, as well as suffer serious pain, than their counterparts in private nursing homes across the country.

Feds push for long sentence in case on American Senior Communities former CEO

June 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler is recommending that James Burkhart be sentenced to 151 months in prison for his role in running more than two dozen fraud schemes and kickback arrangements that prosecutors say reaped nearly $20 million. 

Bill would ban future residents with dementia, hospice needs from 12 DC facilities

June 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

If passed, a local Council bill in Washington, D.C., would ban the 12 assisted living communities in the nation’s capital from accepting residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or need hospice care.

In-house emergency staff providing all kinds of value to skilled nursing provider

June 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Call9, which is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and embeds paramedics on-site at skilled nursing facilities, partnered with the Archdiocese of New York’s long-term care arm, ArchCare, to bring the emergency services to two of ArchCare’s nursing homes. 

California senior care home lacked generator in emergency, attorney states

June 25, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Oakmont Senior Living, which operated Villa Capri, revealed the absence of a generator in pretrial discovery responses, said San Francisco attorney Kathryn Stebner.

Maine votes to fund nursing homes

June 25, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The state Legislature enacted on June 20 a bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to fund Maine’s nursing homes, part of a $41 million spending package.

Retirement community celebrates 14 centenarians

June 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Sunset Retirement Communities and Services in Jenison held a Centenarian celebration as 14 of its residents are turning 100-years-old, or older, in 2018.

Senator calls for open VA nursing home ratings

June 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

U.S. Senator Doug Jones Tuesday filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on or before November 11 to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes.

Millennial caregivers pay large out-of-pocket costs, according to AARP

June 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Millennials could be a serious force for encouraging policymakers to pass legislation targeted at relieving the financial burden of caregiving.

Alzheimer's bill would authorize $37 million for research, care

June 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.

MedPAC report focuses on long-term care, referrals

June 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

MedPAC said this system results in Medicare’s fee-for-service payments varying greatly from setting to setting.

Wearable rehabilitation technology awarded $1.6 million National Institute on Aging grant

June 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

APDM Wearable Technologies has been awarded a National Institute on Aging SBIR Phase II grant totaling $1.6 million to commercialize a real-time biofeedback system.

Veterans Affairs nursing home ratings worse than originally indicated, report says

June 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The VA made some of its ratings public last week after receiving questions from the Globe and USA TODAY about all the secrecy.

Patients, families consider social and financial impact for Alzheimer's treatment

June 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Earlier in the year, a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association stated the annual cost of providing care for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease had reached $277 billion.

Skilled nursing occupancy drops to 81.6%

June 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

For the first time in six years, skilled nursing occupancy failed to increase between the fourth and first quarters as the numbers continued their grim march downward.