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Skilled nursing and the effect of Medicare Advantage

March 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

About 33% of seniors enrolled in the Medicare program have elected to use managed Medicare Advantage plans, and that number is expected to grow — potentially faster than the government thinks.

How to judge a CCRC's financial stability

March 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Though industry members point out that financial meltdowns in their world are rare, there have been cases in which retirement homes have had to raise their monthly fees or reduce services.

Childhood brain function can showcase Alzheimer's risk

March 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The possibility of a neurodevelopmental origin opens opportunities for research on Alzheimer's disease prevention, risk detection, and pathogenesis, according Giovanni Salum, MD, PhD. 

Group promotes awareness, solutions for LGBT seniors

March 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Older adults in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community face unique challenges as they become more vulnerable and are forced to depend on outside services for care and assistance.

Alcohol intake latest discovery for increased risk of dementia

March 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests.

Assisted living price per unit grows by 14%

March 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The average price per assisted living unit in the U.S. has hit a new high-water mark despite some industry pressures.

National Institute on Aging seeks volunteers, ideas

March 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

We are currently seeking public comment for feedback on the ideas generated by the working groups. We’re also soliciting new ideas, aiming to fill gaps.

Blood tests may show varying dementia risks years before diagnosis

March 8, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future dementia.

Backup power requirement rule for Florida nursing homes expected to be signed

March 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Florida’s Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state’s nursing homes, prompted by the deaths of several residents at a sweltering nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Silver Alert Bill for Alzheimer's and dementia heads to Alabama senate

March 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Silver Alert Bill would allow a missing senior citizen alert to be issued for a person who suffers from Alzheimer's or Dementia.

FDA updates standards, improves ability for Alzheimer's research

March 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A loose standard in place since the 1990s required clinical trials to show that a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease improved patients’ cognition and function.

Accountable care organizations benefiting from skilled nursing woes

March 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Skilled nursing providers have long been wary of accountable care organizations (ACOs), fearing that the models’ emphasis on cost-sharing might drive dollars away from their buildings. And a new study shows that those concerns might be grounded in reality.

Expect more Medicaid shifts according to health plan chief

March 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Citing a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that showed 74 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries are in a full-risk managed care product, Jeff Mysers says the prevalence of the health plans is not news.

Second largest nursing home chain to file for bankruptcy

March 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

HCR ManorCare will file for Chapter 11 protection in the coming days and transfer ownership to its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc (QCP.N), the latest sign of distress in the senior housing industry.

Senior living centers using predictive analysis to lower staff turnover

March 2, 2018    

What do Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), (Nasdaq: AMZN) and senior housing providers like Benchmark Senior Living have in common?

Dragoneer becomes largest institutional shareholder with PointClickCare

March 2, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

PointClickCare, the Leading SaaS Platform for the North American Senior Care Industry, Adds Dragoneer’s Christian Jensen to its Board.

Keep aerobic exercise in mind when it comes to Alzheimer's

March 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Cardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests.

New app helps manage medication, comply with regulations

March 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Rockville's DrFirst developed the new app, called iPrescribe. The app aims to help health care providers better comply with Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Many in LTC community lament lack of investment in technology

March 1, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

By honing in on the trends and solutions that are best suited for their communities, LTC operators can set themselves up for success in a realm that has many senior living companies worried. 

The Present and Future for Nurses with Rachel Provau

February 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

How can you do more with less? As long-term care staffing and budgets take hits with sweeping policy changes, it seems that nurses are doing what they do best: step up, forge ahead, and take care of the residents with whatever tools available.