Nicole Stempak

Nicole was Senior Editor at I Advance Senior Care and Long Term Living Magazine 2015-2017. She has a Journalism degree from Kent State University and is finalizing a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Management. She has extensive studies in the digital user experience and in branding online media. She has worked as an editor and writer for various B2B publications, including Business Finance.

Exercise trims dementia risk

A meta-analysis has found seniors who exercise at moderate-to-vigorous intensity have a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

Children want parents to age at home

A recent survey found adult children prefer their parents age at home compared to a long-term care facility. Read More »

A senior celebration

A New York skilled nursing facility celebrates 11 resident centenarians. Read More »

Trump’s budget plan slashes Medicaid

The president’s 2018 budget includes a proposal for more than $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade.  Read More »

Pneumonia antibiotics often ineffective, study finds

A new study found nearly one in four adults with pneumonia did not respond to prescribed treatment. Read More »

Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries. Read More »

Putting men in the caregiving spotlight

A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that a growing number of family caregivers are men, but few are getting the support or resources to make caring easier. Read More »

Senior prom

An Autumn Leaves facility is hosting the formal promenade for its senior residents with dementia. Read More »

From tree to table

One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat.  Read More »

Greater expectations for living in long-term care

Four senior living executives share their thoughts on the state of the industry and the challenges that are driving culture change.  Read More »

Recurrent falls linked to foot pain, posture

Researchers found increased recurrent falls can be attributed to foot pain and flat feet.  Read More »

Care planning and assessments a lengthy process, AANAC reports

AANAC’s biennial study reveals how nurse assessment coordinators spend their time and how they’re compensated.  Read More »

Celebrating nursing homes

May 14-20 is National Nursing Home Week, a chance to recognize the work of staff, the gifts of residents and the role of nursing homes at large.  Read More »

When a picture costs $1M

A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face.  Read More »

Resident tapped to play ball

One lucky resident won the chance to throw the first pitch ahead of a minor-league baseball team. Read More »

Drug-resistant bacteria on hand—and in the nursing home

A new review shows that, on average, 27 percent of nursing home residents had multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) on them, highlighting the importance of infection prevention programs. Read More »

Smooth sailing on the dementia cruise

An Alzheimer’s organization is planning a seven-day Caribbean cruise where people with dementia and their loved ones can relax, learn about the disease and meet others in the same boat.  Read More »

Better training, less medications

A new study has found that teaching staff to identify unmet needs in residents with dementia led to fewer “behaviors” and ultimately reduced use of antipsychotic medications. Read More »

Argentum honors caregiver heroes

The annual awards recognize excellence in providing care and resident quality of life. Read More »

Leading the charge to Argentum 2018

Senior care leaders convened at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Read More »

Blackstone Group bolsters senior housing portfolio

The private equity firm closed on deals with Brookdale and Senior Lifestyle totaling $1.8 billion so far this year.  Read More »

CMS funds nursing home for prisoners

A Connecticut nursing home will receive federal funding to help pay for and provide care to the state’s aging inmates.  Read More »

Ageless works of art

A Nebraska retirement community is displaying works of art from budding artists: elementary students.  Read More »

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson’s

An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease.  Read More »

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition. Read More »

Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering new tools for clinicians and patients to discuss dementia care management. Read More »

Seal makes splash with seniors

A new documentary about robots in Japan showcases the human appeal in long-term care. Read More »

Software companies tackle medication management

Vital Software and Creative Strategies have partnered to integrate and market their technologies for shared assisted living provider clients. Read More »

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge.  Read More »

Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find.  Read More »