What the election results mean for you

What's in store for those who serve older Americans now that the political landscape will be changing? Several leaders of associations representing providers share their thoughts with Long-Term Living. Read More »

Socks for Seniors: A holiday campaign

The holidays are coming up quickly. Now is the time to start to think about gifts for residents or a resident project to help less fortunate older people in the community. For more than a decade, one organization has helped to keep seniors' feet warm and dry throughout the winter. Read More »

Jimmo settlement: Will effects be widespread?

The federal government has reached a settlement about one woman's Medicare claims for nursing and therapy services, but it remains to be seen how far its effects will reach. Read More »

Political involvement: What is acceptable?

Senior living communities can participate in politics—with some caveats. Read More »

Glen Campbell, filmmakers show strength in making Alzheimer’s documentary

A documentary, a foundation and training materials for caregivers are arising from one man's wish to share "the gnarly truth" about dementia, and the filmmakers and family members who took up the challenge. Read More »

‘Nonprofit difference’ in danger, LeadingAge board chair says

Nonprofit aging services providers must find new and innovative ways to support one another to ensure survival, LeadingAge Board Chair David Gehm told members at the organization's annual meeting. Read More »

IOM recognizes LTSS in electing Stone to membership

Robyn Stone, DrPH, of LeadingAge has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and is one of few in the body affiliated with the long-term care field. Read More »

AHCA/NCAL names new board members

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living have elected members to their boards for the 2014–2015 term. Read More »

Parkinson: ‘It’s time to go on the offensive’

Skilled nursing and assisted living providers must set the agenda and offer solutions to the federal government to address the challenges facing them, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson told those attending the opening session of the organization's annual meeting. Read More »

A charm offensive?

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living annual meeting got off to a great start thanks to the opening session keynote speaker, Gen. Colin Powell, whose talk seemed to appeal to attendees regardless of their political leanings. Read More »

International observance highlights needs of aging population

The International Day of Older Persons seeks to call attention to the implications of an aging population. In the United States, some are using the observance to encourage new protections for older adults. Read More »

National Center on Elder Abuse has new location

A three-year, $2.2 million grant from the federal Administration on Aging will move the National Center on Elder Abuse from one university to another. Read More »

LeadingAge names first senior VP of housing, capital

Niles Godes has joined LeadingAge as its first senior vice president for housing and capital. He will work to expand affordable housing opportunities for older adults across the country. Read More »

Sunday, Sept. 21, take a walk for Alzheimer’s

Each year organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Read More »

Changes would improve end-of-life care, report says

A new report from the Institute of Medicine recommends several changes to the U.S. healthcare system to meet the needs of people nearing the end of life as well as the needs of their families. Read More »

Congress: The ball is in your court

The building crisis in financing and providing effective long-term care services and supports is an ever-growing problem as discussed in a report by the Commission on Long-Term Care. Read More »

Older adults advised to get extra protection against pneumonia

While two pneumonia vaccines are recommended to seniors for optimal protection, will cost/coverage discourage them from receiving the second vaccine? Read More »

Direct-care worker campaign raises $3.4 million

The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute is more than a third of the way to its $9 million goal in a campaign with the ultimate purpose of improving the jobs of nursing home assistants, home health aides and personal care aides. Read More »

RN staffing bill set to increase minimum hours

Providing 24/7 RN coverage in nursing homes is the goal of a new bill introduced July 31. Having the most highly qualified professionals available ensures that residents receive optimal care at any hour of the day. Read More »

LeadingAge research center adds senior associate

The organization's Center for Applied Research aims to translate research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers. Read More »

Decision aids can encourage advanced planning

In long-term care, advance directives, medical power of attorney, living will and so on are acquired during the admissions process. Their importance becomes more relevant as resident experiences changes in health status. Read More »

ALFA board names five new directors

Five new directors join seven officers and 12 members of the Assisted Living Federation of America board to help the organization execute a plan to increase advocacy efforts and other initiatives to address an evolving marketplace. Read More »

Senior volunteers wanted for Alzheimer prevention trial

A soon-to-launch five-year study to prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for high-risk individuals will seek volunteers to join the trial in early 2015. Read More »

Guest blog: Initiative ponders path for home healthcare in the future

Current Medicare requirements challenge home healthcare, but a new initiative is identifying infrastructure, workforce, research, technology and policy needs to facilitate change. Read More »

Protecting older adults is aim of ‘Chicago Declaration’

Legal scholars and human rights advocates have released a proposal that aims to legally protect older adults under international human rights law. Read More »

ICA focuses on changing dementia care delivery

The new International Caregivers Association (ICA) offers techniques, support and training to all caregivers and providers involved with the care of people suffering from dementia care. Read More »

Another battle won in the war on tobacco

Smoke-free nursing homes are becoming the norm. Long-Term Living blogger Kathleen Mears shares her opinions on the benefits of a total ban on tobacco products. Read More »

ALFA unveils plans for future in wake of ASHA merger talks

The Assisted Living Federation of America has announced plans for a new name as well as an overall vision for its future in the wake of ended merger talks with the American Seniors Housing Association. Read More »

Direct-care workers in the Washington spotlight

Improved training, background checks and pay scales for direct-care workers are being addressed on Capitol Hill. Read More »

ALFA’s Rick Grimes to retire

The Assisted Living Federation of America has hired an executive search firm to look for a new president and CEO. Read More »