Advocacy

How does your memory care facility rank?

Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come. 

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Seniors concerned about presidential candidates’ plans for Social Security

Likely female voters age 50 and up in battleground states say Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t talking much about Social Security but that the next president will have to update the program, according to a survey commissioned by AARP. 

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House proposes $350M increase for dementia research

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has proposed increasing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research funding by $350 million for the National Institutes of Health to $1.26 billion.  

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“We are the solution,” industry execs tell Congress

A two-day AHCA/NCAL congressional briefing brings 450 long-term interests to Capitol Hill.

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Crusading to protect the elderly

Are the new Justice Department Elder Justice Task Forces a smokescreen to cut costs? Long-Term Living's politics and policy reporter, Robert Gatty, examines the forces at play in the new initiatives.

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HHS offers protection against sexual orientation discrimination through ACA

The Department of Health and Human Services has implemented regulations to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping in healthcare and insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 

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A closer look at granny cams

To film or not to film—Two risk management experts discuss the pros and cons of cameras in senior living spaces.

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Nursing home antipsychotic drug rates slowly declining

The Long Term Care Community Coalition reviewed Medicare data to see how effective a federal campaign to reduce inappropriate antipsychotic drugging in nursing homes has been since it was launched fin 2012. There’s still a long way to go, the advocacy group found. 

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New association for DNSs launches

The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) will offer DNSs in long-term care and post-acute care training, certification and host conferences. 

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Iowa won’t require nursing home employees to complete dementia care training

State legislators failed to pass a bill that would have required nursing home employees to learn how and be assessed on how they care for people with dementia. 

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