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Eden Alternative's Bill Thomas joins Mainstreet

January 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The investment firm's healthcare arm taps one of the country’s most famous senior care culture change gurus.

Brain Health Registry gets a boost

January 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Thanks to a new partnership, the Brain Health Registry, a global online registry of volunteers who are taking part in data-gathering to uncover new clues about Alzheimer’s disease and how to treat it, could have thousands of new enrollees by fall.

New bill aims to eliminate manual lifting

January 5, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS
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Many in the long-term care industry applaud the proposed legislation to require assistive devices in all lifting cases, but no one is sure how compliance will be enforced—or who's going to pay for all the equipment.

AADNS names Grachek and Hurley to exec team of new DON association

December 15, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two leaders will bring experience from ACHCA and the National Gerontological Nurses Association to the new director of nursing services association launching in the spring as a sister-association of AANAC.

AGS studies person-centered care definitions, quality scope

December 14, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

What does “person-centered care” entail? The American Geriatrics Society teamed up with The SCAN Foundation and the University of Southern California to research the definitions and quality scope of healthcare that is focused on the person and not on the...

NCAL names new CEAL board chair

December 9, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The organization elects its director of workforce and quality improvement to the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board helm.

In memoriam: Robert N. Mayer, healthcare visionary and philanthropist

December 7, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Mayer, the founder and president of the Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, served as a healthcare and aging services advocate for more than 20 years.

CMS gets to work on new value-based fee structure

November 20, 2015  |  Bob Gatty
article

Now that the SGR is history, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is tackling the new value-based payment model. Leading long-term care organizations are playing important roles in advising the new policies.

CA advocates sue to stop illegal unloading of nursing home residents

November 12, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and three nursing home residents have filed a lawsuit against the state saying it is allegedly illegally allowing residents to be "dumped" from nursing homes to hospitals.

LeadingAge changes the name "CCRC" to reflect today's senior values

November 2, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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LeadingAge is getting rid of the clunky term "continuing care retirement community," saying it's outdated and no longer reflects...

HHS Alzheimer’s Advisory Council welcomes six new members

October 21, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services announced its new members this week. The council advises the HHS secretary on federal programs for people who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias....

Parkinson’s research: Summer Student Fellowships announced

October 16, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the American Parkinson's Disease Association announce new fellowships that provide opportunities for medical students to participate in Parkinson’s research.

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