Advocacy

State legislator urges better options for long-term care

As a state legislator who talks to hundreds of older Michiganders every year, Jon Hoadley has seen firsthand how important it is that they and their families receive the support they need. But we are failing them in one important, yet unacknowledged, area – and that is long-term care.

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Improper involuntary discharges top complaints in Illinois nursing homes

For most of the almost four months she stayed at a Springfield nursing home, Susan West says she was so fearful of retaliation from the staff that she communicated with friends and family only by text message.

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US Senators push administration for Alzheimer’s research

A group of bipartisan senators are asking the Trump administration to show support for curing and preventing Alzheimer's disease by increasing funding for research.

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Bill Gates fighting against Alzheimer’s for father

Bill Gates built an empire by being a technological problem solver, but now the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is working to solve the problem of Alzheimer's disease.

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Nursing home discharges under scrutiny

Residents, ombudsman, associations and consumer advocates are raising their voice about a growing number of allegedly improper evictions and discharges. 

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LTC associations urge Congress to keep the medical expenses tax deduction

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.

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Wisconsin considers dementia legislation

Four Republican Assembly members have drafted bills to provide support for those with dementia and their families. 

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New elder abuse protections law

The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act expands federal agency perception and efforts to protect and prosecute elder abuse.

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AHCA: A bright year ahead

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.

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Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

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

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