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The latest nursing home sales and openings

October 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Evans Senior Investments represented the seller in the sale of two New Jersey skilled nursing facilities for $31.5 million, or *$190,000 per bed.

Bill aims for hospice workers to destroy unused, unneeded opioids

October 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A spokesperson for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who pushed for this provision to be included in the overall opioid package that the Senate passed Wednesday, said the idea was sparked by Kaiser Health News’ reporting.

Alzheimer's Association releases new appropriate use criteria for procedures

October 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The appropriate use criteria (AUC) is available online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association as an article in press, corrected proof.

USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer's

October 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure -- the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

Officials remind nursing home residents: we can bring the vote to you

October 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“We do it every election,” said Jody O’Brien, one of Hancock County’s election directors.

Despite concerns, Senate pushes bill to ease home health services' homebound requirements

October 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The home health industry has won another victory in Washington, D.C., in its battle against certain parts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and shift toward a more pre-acute care identity.

High-intensity therapy being used in skilled nursing for near-death patients

October 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

As the skilled nursing industry prepares for a shift away from therapy as a primary reimbursement driver, a new study raises questions about the use of high-intensity therapy minutes at the end of residents’ lives.

PA nursing home residents evacuate due to tornado

October 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in Cleveland said the EF-2 twister packing winds up to 115 mph struck Rolling Fields Elder Care Community in Conneautville.

Data highlights the benefit of free ride sharing programs for seniors

October 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

On-demand car services can drastically improve the health of senior citizens, according to new preliminary data.

2018 AHCA/NCAL Award Winners Announced

October 3, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The 2018 recipients of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) annual awards will be recognized during the AHCA/NCAL 69th National Convention & Expo this month. Here are their stories of leadership and compassion in long term and post-acute care.

The delay in senior housing sales

October 2, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Investor interest in senior housing remains strong and will continue for the foreseeable future, but the marketing period for assets has grown longer. 

Rep. Sean Duffy introduces mandatory CNA training lockout to improve SNFs

October 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The CNA training lockout currently impacts more than half of all Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin, while in some states that number is much higher.

ProMedica's billion-plus debt offering aims to expand hospitals, facilities

October 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

ProMedica is one of the nation’s biggest integrated healthcare systems with 13 hospitals in two states, 900 physicians, a large health insurance arm and now — following the ManorCare acquisition — skilled nursing homes and senior-care operations in 30 states.

Invesque diversifies skilled nursing portfolio, looks to SNF future

September 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“Definitively, there is a long-term place in the health care spectrum for skilled nursing,” CEO Scott White told Skilled Nursing News in a Tuesday interview. 

PointClickCare partners with Bridge Connector

September 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

PointClickCare Technologies and Bridge Connector have formed a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening the transferring of patient data across different systems.

Wearable tech finds its fit with seniors

September 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

As of 2016, figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated the average global life expectancy was 70.5 years, with the life expectancy in US slightly below average at 69.1 years.

Company aims to ease overmedication concerns by using tech

September 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

At assisted living facilities where staff and funding can be thin, on the ground care is often managed by sedating residents with unnecessary antipsychotics. 

The use of adaptive reuse in senior housing

September 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

With the senior population and demand for senior housing guaranteed to grow over the next 20 years, yesterday’s offices, hotels, schools and commercial buildings can be repurposed into the senior housing of tomorrow. 

Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer's

September 25, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

September 24, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.