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Virginia looks at Medicaid expansion, budgets

February 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The House Appropriations Committee released an analysis of the Senate proposal to amend an existing Medicaid waiver.

Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

February 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

Humana to increase focus on senior healthcare

February 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Humana plans to fend off the competitive threat posed by the CVS-Aetna merger and other disruptive forces by focusing on what it does best: serving seniors with complex medical needs.

Despite lowers costs, skilled nursing facilities still second to long-term acute care

February 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The study used a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older from 2010 through 2012. 

Rhode Island government currently revising Alzheimer's plans

February 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island’s fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, called by some as one of the ‘biggest epidemics in medical history.’

Virtual reality keeps dementia at bay

February 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

There are over 850,000 people living with some form of dementia in Britain, with that number estimated to rise to one million by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity.

Decreased disease risks due to more successful stewardship in long-term care

February 26, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

LTCF residents are at an increased risk of developing infections due to many underlying comorbid conditions, frequent use of invasive devices, age-related physiologic changes, and institutional exposure.

Per-bed price for SNFs dropped at the end of 2017

February 23, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

After a year that saw reports of eye-popping prices for skilled nursing beds, the trend appears to be headed in the opposite direction.

University of Virginia Professor to receive Alzheimer's Association grant

February 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This funding will support research critical to developing more-effective strategies for detecting, treating, and preventing Alzheimer’s.

LA County approves the use of wander management bracelets

February 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In addition to the voluntary bracelet registry, the plan includes a sweeping set of protocols and training for law enforcement, service agencies and hospital officials to improve coordination when people with memory loss go missing.

Allure Group aims for over 1500 beds with remote monitoring technology

February 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A recent vendor-funded study showed that passive monitoring technology could bring savings to skilled nursing operators — and at least one operator agrees.

P-Tau new suspect in cause of Alzheimer's

February 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have encumbered research success for decades. Now, a new data analysis that has untangled evidence amassed in years of Alzheimer’s studies encourages researchers to refocus their investigations.

New study links excessive drinking with dementia risk

February 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Alcohol abuse is linked to an increased risk of dementia, with drinking disorders associated with a three-times greater risk of all types of the disease, a new study indicates.

CMS ranking leads to bonuses for Niagara Falls nursing home

February 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The medical center issued a statement saying this is believed to be the first time in New York that a nursing home has paid bonuses after receiving a performance payment from the state.

Fido helps not forget: the effect of robotic pets on memory disorders

February 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Robotic, or animatronic pets, are being used to soothe the anxiety and loneliness that individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia often experience.

Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

February 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Cypress Basin Hospice in Mount Pleasant said it has joined a coalition aimed at preventing prescription drugs from falling into the hands of substance abusers.

Michigan moving toward long-term care under private plans

February 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Medicaid HMOs are promoting idea, but senior advocates and nursing homes are wary.

Pacific northwest care provider to pilot 'micro CCRC' with no skilled nursing

February 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies recently announced it plans to open a “micro CCRC” in St. George, Utah.

How to manage wandering for dementia patients

February 16, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. 

Non-profits Atrium Health and Navicent to merge

February 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Thursday. 

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