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Pamela Tabar


Pamela Tabar


Pamela Tabar is editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care. She has worked as a writer...

When high-tech meets low-tech

December 20, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

We’ve got high-tech flooring sensors, in-room monitors for falls management and remote home monitoring.. . but wait—did we forget to redesign the stairs? Today's IOM meeting in Washington, D.C., provides a backdrop for good discussions on technology, health space design and mission.

The 5 holiday gifts Grandma will actually want

December 6, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

What to get Gramma for the holidays? Forget the slippers and focus on a deeper understanding of what elders actually crave.

Dementia denial: The secretive obstacle to intervention

September 11, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

Dementia treatments and memory care regimens have come a long way—if we can first get past the biggest initial obstacle: Patient-centric denial.

The carrot or the stick? Paying for nursing home quality

August 23, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

Ohio is the latest state to launch a pay-for-quality program for skilled nursing reimbursement. But with 10 percent of reimbursement riding on passing the quality program, is the test tough enough?

The Olympic feats of caregivers

August 14, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

No one ever said being a long-term caregiver is easy. At times, it’s downright olympic. Going for the gold takes teamwork, dedication and … well, a sense of humor.

Do bees know how to reverse aging?

July 18, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

A key clue to the importance of senior socialization and memory maintenance may come from an unlikely community: the local beehive.

Welcoming LTC’s technology future: Bring it on

June 26, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor

Is your organization tuned in to technology? The 2014 chapter of Meaningful Use is closer than it appears in the rear-view mirror.