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Center uses spa treatments to suppress dementia outbursts

January 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A new program at an area nursing home uses touch and spa-like treatments to bring comfort to its end-of-life residents.

How people can better select an assisted living facility

January 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

If you are considering assisted living for you or a loved one, the decision can be overwhelming.

All arts can be beneficial for those with dementia

January 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.

Anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's

January 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Anxiety could be one of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and it may manifest more than a decade before the illness strikes, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Senior living development costs to increase in 2018

January 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“All the costs certainly have been going up, and that’s a major theme of the sector,” Jeanette Rice, Americas head of multifamily research at CBRE, told Senior Housing News.

Colorado senior living center expands insurance options

January 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Golden, Colorado’s Accel at Golden Ridge to offer new Humana insurance option February 1, 2018.

Self-driving taxis to be tested with retirement community

January 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Villages retirement community, a 40-square-mile area that features 750 miles of road and a population of 125,000 senior citizens, was US Census-ranked fastest-growing American city in 2013 and 2014.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2018 National “Educating America” Tour

January 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The tour will be visiting 14 states to raise Alzheimer’s awareness, promote early detection and provide individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers and the general public with information about Alzheimer’s related programs, support services and research.

Data driving partnerships between SNFs and Hospitals

January 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The 2010 Affordable Care Act, as well as subsequent laws and regulations, put incentives in place for acute and post-acute providers to coordinate care. 

Researchers given grant to repurpose drugs for Alzheimer's treatment

January 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease. 

The impact of corporate webs on nursing home finances

January 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In what has become an increasingly common business arrangement, owners of nursing homes outsource a wide variety of goods and services to companies in which they have a financial interest or that they control.

The long-term plan on skilled nursing and healthcare REITs

January 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

There is huge demographic transition well under way involving the aging of the USA. However, the idea that it provides "Inevitable Tailwinds" for Skilled Nursing or for REITs is incorrect.

Use of 'speed training' in dementia treatment

January 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Speed of cognitive training is a "low-risk, low-cost option that doesn't have side effects and will likely reduce your risk of developing dementia down the road."

Virtual platform to power senior rehab program

January 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Reflexion Health, a company that develops a platform for remote physical therapy, will be working with non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) to bring virtual rehabilitation to seniors in the latter’s care.

Telemedicine increasing quality of care in skilled nursing facilities

January 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Skilled nursing facilities face many challenges providing round-the-clock care for patients with complex medical issues. Telemedicine is helping them improve care management and reduce emergency transports.

Do not count on personality changes to identify early stages of dementia

January 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

For patients in the preclinical phase of dementia, personality changes are not a common occurrence prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Ways to keep those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia safe this winter

January 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Every year there are approximately 125,000 searches launched for missing dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, according to Project Far from Home, an Alzheimer’s education organization.

Following a tough hurricane season, Florida board discusses 2018's nursing home priorities

January 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Following September’s Hurricane Irma, and several deaths at a Broward County nursing home, Florida's long-term care facilities have come under scrutiny about how they handle emergency situations.

Focus on profit can take away from care quality in nursing homes

January 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The research is relatively consistent: Do mission-driven nonprofit organizations deliver higher quality care to elders?

Pfizer ending company's Alzheimer's research

January 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

According to news sources, Pfizer expects its decision to result in the elimination of 300 positions from the neuroscience discovery and early development programs.

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