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.

Briggs partners with Kno2, BlueStrata for e-forms

The healthcare documentation company now offers compliance and data forms in electronic format for easy exchange. Read More »

Florida AL chain under investigation for charging residents a hurricane fee

The state’s long-term care ombudsman office is investigating claims that the provider charged its Florida residents a special surcharge because of the storm. Read More »

Post-traumatic stress, sleep and dementia

The connection between trauma and dementia is gaining in attention, but some researchers say sleep also is a crucial factor in how the brain deals with cellular degeneration. Read More »

ASA, senior care sites join Gillette’s pilot of ‘assisted shaving’ razor

Care sites in the United States and the United Kingdom will test the razor, billed as the world’s first razor designed for shaving someone else. Read More »

Oh, baby! Doll therapy gets real

Artists create life-like dolls to awaken nurturing instincts in residents who participate in doll therapy. Read More »

Creature comforts

Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying. Read More »

Can millennials solve the nursing shortage?

America’s twenty-somethings are on pace to boost the workforce as nearly one million registered nurses are reaching retirement age in the next decade. Read More »

Diagnosing Lewy body disease at earlier stages

Research breakthrough: Scientists have identified symptoms that could lead to earlier diagnosis of Lewy body mild cognitive impairment. Read More »

Researchers study links between smell disorders and dementia

The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration. Read More »

Best Buy tests the senior monitoring market

The electronic giant is betting baby boomers will spend plenty to keep an eye on grandma. Read More »

Innovation and leadership

Editor-in-chief Pamela Tabar celebrates those who invent new ways to solve some of senior care's oldest problems. Read More »

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police. Read More »

High-tech healing

The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers. Read More »

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk. Read More »

USPSTF drafts new recommendations for senior fall prevention

The task force analyzed which preventive interventions were the best ways to reduce falls in those age 65 and older, and some of them are surprising. Read More »

UC San Diego, IBM Watson team up to study mild cognitive impairment

The study will use sensors, wearables and even gut bacteria to study how seniors with mild cognitive impairment think and remember. Read More »

Google Street View takes dementia on the road

One of Google’s most popular apps is being used to take people with dementia on a special bike ride down memory lane. Read More »

Why clinical sensors make sense

Smart sensors can detect early illness and keep seniors safely independent for longer, according to new research in JAMDA. Read More »

Dining with dignity

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer. Read More »

Price resigns from HHS: Now what?

As the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services steps down amid scandal over the use of travel funds, how will it affect the swirl of unsolved healthcare issues? Read More »

Bye-bye, CMMI?

CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the dawn of big changes at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). What will happen to all the bundled payment projects? Read More »

Dementia medication interactions

Medications designed to combat dementia symptoms often interact with other medications, creating a swirl of adverse drug events, says ASCP president Joseph Marek, RPh, CPG. Read More »

Fostering a sense of self in dementia care

Dementia expert and author John Zeisel, PhD, discusses the “I’m Still Here” care model at the Memory Care Forum in San Diego. Read More »

CDC: FluMist not recommended as vaccine again this year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that older adults stick to the injection versions of the flu vaccine for the 2017-18 influenza season. Read More »

NIC, other industry associations form national initiative against senior finance fraud

Four senior industry associations are teaming up with a not-for-profit investor protection firm to provide free resources for senior care providers to help their residents stay savvy and avoid financial scams. Read More »

Luther Woods resident forecasts sunshine, meets local weatherman

A Pennsylvania nursing home fulfills a resident’s wish to return to the weather desk for a day and meet his TV hero meteorologist. Read More »

Germ-killing paint

Infection control takes on a new hue as some healthcare facilities are painting their problems away. Read More »

Assisted living residents rescued by power of social media

When the image of elderly residents trapped in waist-deep flood water made its rounds on Twitter, many people initially thought it was fake. Read More »

Texas nursing homes brace for Hurricane Harvey

Senior living communities in the path of the storm are implementing their emergency preparedness plans and moving residents ahead of the landfall, expected late Friday night. Read More »

Hispanics hesitant to accept nursing homes, assisted living

Skilled nursing facilities and other senior care settings are finding their least-receptive demographic is the nation’s fastest-growing one: Hispanics. Read More »