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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.

Government, scientists want to redefine Alzheimer's to improve research

April 11, 2018    

In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. 

Care coordination, info exchanges among gaps between PAC and LTC

April 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Though performance measures are key for payment reform and sparking quality improvements, PAC and LTC settings have differing standards, leading to fragmentation, the National Quality Form said.

New Hampshire data highlights younger-onset Alzheimer's disease

April 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

While advancements are being made to treat older patients with Alzheimer’s, patients with the younger-onset form of the disease often face delayed diagnosis and a lack of resources.

Netsmart to Acquire Change Healthcare Home Care and Hospice Solutions

April 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Behavioral health information technology company Netsmart on Friday unveiled its plans to acquire revenue cycle and analytics firm Change Healthcare's home care and hospice products. 

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.

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