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Independent housing, home-based services push SNF to full occupancy

July 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Fort Hudson, which is based in Fort Edward, N.Y., in upstate Washington County,  was originally incorporated as an 80-bed nursing home in 1969, and it didn’t end up expanding into independent housing until the year 2000. 

Senior housing occupancy lowest in eight years, data shows

July 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Nursing care occupancy rates fell again during the first quarter of 2018 according to data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

CCRCs expected to experience big boom with incoming baby boomers

July 17, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are poised to attract a wide swath of older adults over the next decade, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges or changes to the business model along the way.

Study connects Alzheimer's with high blood pressure

July 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Keep an eye out on your blood pressure because scientists just discovered that higher blood pressure in the elderly increases the risks of Alzheimer's disease.

Wisconsin faces growing long-term care demands versus dwindling work force

July 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Seven nursing homes in Wisconsin have closed this year, according to the Department of Health Services. In the last five years, 27 have closed.

Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

July 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

New initiative aims to lower hospital readmissions

July 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Enhanced Care Program included direct patient care in which nurse practitioners were available 24/7, medication reconciliation at the time of transfer and educational in-services for the staff of the skilled nursing facilities in addition to standard care.

Nursing homes take part in National Alzheimer's Poetry Project

July 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

On Tuesday morning, 16 residents gathered in a circle along with several staff members while the founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Gary Glazner, recited poems in a repeat-after-me format.

Reports, reality disagree in latest government data

July 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

Georgia institute to begin "Dealing with Dementia" training

July 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Caregivers of people with dementia have access to training that makes life a little easier thanks to a new program offered through Big Bend Hospice Inc.

Ascension expands services throughout Michigan, other states

July 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic system has fully integrated its home health, infusion and hospice operations into Ascension at Home, a seven-state subsidiary of parent company Ascension Health.

Biogen sees positive results in Alzheimer's trial, shares

July 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Biogen Inc. shares surged more than 18% Friday after the biotechnology company and Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd. announced positive results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Edgehill receives national quality award for skilled nursing care

July 9, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Edgehill is one of three continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) under the umbrella of Benchmark, a provider of senior living services in the Northeast. 

Undercover operation discovers discrimination at nursing facilities

July 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The suit follows nearly two years of undercover inquiries.

Study connects dementia and chronic inflammation

July 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Heightened levels of brain inflammation biomarkers have been linked to the development of dementia, but it remains unclear whether inflammation must be present long-term in order to affect brain health.




Extreme heat, broken HVAC lead to nursing home evacuation

July 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Residents at Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Englewood were exposed to the sweltering heat Monday when the air conditioning went down.

Redding nursing home employees endure heat for improved wages and benefits

July 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Members of the Service Employees International Union carried signs and chanted as they stood on the sidewalk outside Windsor Care Center on Court Street.

Alzheimer's Association should see healthy amount of proposed $401 million funding increase

July 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Alzheimer’s Association, its advocacy arm the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and its nationwide network of advocates are celebrating another proposed funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health.

New dementia study connects back to Cold War aptitude test

July 3, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Researchers hope to identify factors that help prevent Alzheimer's disease by comparing the test scores from nearly 60 years ago to health status now.

Nonprofit CCRC commits funds to begin new institute on aging

July 3, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is hoping to soon provide services to the approximately 60,000 local seniors who live outside of its walls, through a new Institute on Aging.