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LTC associations urge Congress to keep the medical expenses tax deduction

November 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The tax deduction for medical expenses is on the chopping block in the Trump Administration’s new tax reform bill, an elimination that could seriously hurt all seniors, especially those with dementia.

Wisconsin considers dementia legislation

October 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Four Republican Assembly members have drafted bills to provide support for those with dementia and their families. 

New elder abuse protections law

October 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act expands federal agency perception and efforts to protect and prosecute elder abuse.

AHCA: A bright year ahead

October 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN
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The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

House authorizes $400M for Alzheimer’s research

July 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $400 million increase in dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2018.

An open letter to Congress

June 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

Texas lawmakers approve series of LTC reforms

June 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Texas legislators approved several bills in the final hours of session that will affect seniors and the long-term industry through nursing home quality reforms, improve access to healthcare and help families. 

Leading the charge to Argentum 2018

May 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior care leaders convened at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville to reflect on the past year...

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

Mass. proposes increased LTC funding

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. 

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kelly Papa

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Kelly Papa took her idea for a dementia network and built it into a summit and an all-year dialogue that stretches across the state of Connecticut.

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