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Updated fall prevention guidelines recommended

April 24, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the elderly, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations to prevent falls and fractures in older adults.

San Diego organization to receive million dollar grant to research Alzheimer's disease

April 23, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A San Diego research institute has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to fund critical research for families devastated by Alzheimer's Disease.  

Biotech company awarded grant to fight age-related disorders

April 23, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Research Triangle Park-based ZenBio has banked a new federal grant aimed at the treatment of age-related disorders. 

Girl Scout troop works with assisted living facility on dementia sensitivity training

April 23, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

An assisted living facility partnered with a local Girl Scout troop to provide hands-on sensitivity training to those with loved ones living with dementia.

The importance of data for long-term care

April 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“Whether you’re a standalone facility… or you’re a big organization that has an electronic dashboard, we all need data to do our jobs correctly” Killian-Smith said at the event, held in Schaumburg, Ill.

Ohio nursing home residents: 1 in 5 are under 65 years old

April 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Nursing homes in Ohio are seeing younger residents use the facilities, with one in five long-stay Medicaid residents below the age of 65, according to a study from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center.

Nursing homes may be illegally refusing residents in need of addiction treatment

April 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Researchers looking more closely at role of SNF in transitional care

April 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that SNFs play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Texas nursing home destroyed in explosion gets brand new facility

April 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Five years after the West fertilizer plant explosion, a nursing home that was destroyed in the blast has regained a sense of normalcy thanks to the resilience and pride in the community.

SNFs losing referrals to competitors

April 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Skilled nursing admissions are driven largely by referrals from area acute-care settings, but that doesn’t mean that operators can’t look at their marketing efforts the way private-pay senior living providers do.

Issues in Nebraska and Kansas nursing homes may affect facilities and patients nationwide

April 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A Wood-Ridge-based company that owns or operates more than 100 nursing homes around the country has failed to make payroll in Nebraska and Kansas, leading regulators to take over 36 homes serving thousands of patients.

White patients in senior health center chose caregivers by race, according to lawsuit

April 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Five black workers at a senior-health center in Zeeland say their employer granted requests by some white clients that only white workers provide their care.

Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

AARP survey shows LGBT seniors have harder time finding room for them in assisted living

April 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

For LGBT seniors who don’t have family or children to care for them in their golden years, finding assisted-living housing can be hard. Finding senior housing that is welcoming to same-sex couples who want to continue to co-habitate is even harder.

MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs), and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs).

Louisana budget cuts threaten long-term care special income program

April 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The program, called the New Opportunities Waiver, provides services for developmentally disabled individuals so that they may live independently. Its funding would be cut by $13.5 million if Gov. John Bel Edwards’ doomsday budget takes effect.

Assisted living center accused of moving resident to homeless shelter

April 12, 2018    

Ronald Anderson says he was recently kicked out of the nursing facility and was dropped off in front of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles with just his wheelchair. 

LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

April 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

New health center with focus on long-term care opens in Dearborn

April 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A grand opening was held March 28 for PACE Southeast Michigan’s new facility in Dearborn.

Nebraska employees of facilities in receivership receive paychecks

April 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

About 1,650 nursing home workers in Nebraska whose employer failed to pay them last month received paychecks this week, according to the court-appointed receiver managing the facilities.

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