Pamela Tabar

Pamela Tabar
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master's degree in English from the University of York, England.

Barco, Skechers partner for new scrubs collection

The redesigned uniform line includes colors that inspire those with dementia.

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Therapy cap survives via congressional inaction

Congress recessed for the final holiday of 2017 without addressing the current Medicare therapy cap exceptions process, set to expire on December 31. Without the exceptions process or an alternative, therapists will not be allowed to provide services above the therapy cap in 2018.

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Pet therapy is for the birds

Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.

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The geography of dementia rates

The dementia rates in rural areas have dropped faster than rates in urban areas, but the reason might be surprising, notes a study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Dementia rates: rural vs urban areas

The dementia rates in rural areas have dropped faster than rates in urban areas, but the reason might be surprising, notes a study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Humana joins the Kindred buyers’ table

The Kentucky insurer is the latest to buy a piece of Kindred, and the deal could have significant impacts on Humana’s competitive edge in seniors’ at-home care.

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The sound of participation

A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.

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Huntington’s disease dementia may hold clues for Alzheimer’s

The buildup of a specific chemical in the brain is an early sign of Huntington's dementia, and it could help with early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, says a new study.

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DOJ tallies $57M in Medicare fraud busts in two weeks

Medicare fraud squads are closing out 2017 by catching a wide range of health service providers in the crosshairs of crime, including several cases of opioid-related fraud.

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Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

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