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Sodexo and Connected Living introduce Alexa-based program

October 25, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

With the new smart-tech, Sodexo Seniors enables more social engagement to drive health, longevity and quality of life.

National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

October 24, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This project addresses the growing unmet need for alternative approaches to mitigating cognitive decline by introducing a robot companion that will interact and motivate patients in order to reinforce therapeutic behavior

High risk of neglect in for-profit nursing homes, study shows

October 23, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that residents in for-profit nursing homes have the highest risk of receiving neglect-related diagnoses.

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

October 23, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Cost of assisted living rises for residents

October 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The annual cost of a private room in a nursing home has cracked the six-figure mark, according to Genworth Financial.

Long-term care 2018-2022 research report released

October 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The global market for elder care technologies should grow from $5.7 billion in 2017 to $13.6 billion by 2022.

Assisted Living Locators, Seniorly partner

October 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Through this partnership, Seniorly will connect families via their online platform with Assisted Living Locators senior living advisors.

The next steps in flu prevention

October 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The first and most important step is to get vaccinated. 

As some states seem short on staff, some find surplus by 2030

October 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In two years, California is projected to be short almost 45,000 registered nurses (RNs), while Florida will have a surplus of almost 54,000.

Illinois develops work on another pitch for twice-denied senior living community

October 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Real estate firm Pontarelli Cos. wants to develop Blue Sky Residence, a 67-unit apartment community for residents 62 and older, on about 3.5 acres on the 900 block of North Avenue, between Second and Third avenues.

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.