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Texas provider association notes SNF improvements, challenges

May 19, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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On the heels of an analysis finding the Lone Star State be the one with greatest share of low-rated nursing homes, the Texas Health Care Association has released survey results indicating that nursing home quality there has improved over the past year.

Larry Minnix reflects on his seriously fun time as LeadingAge chief

May 15, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Looming federal elections present the perfect time to step aside and let a successor fill his shoes, LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix tells Long-Term Living in an exclusive interview.

NCAL announces change at the top

May 15, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) gets a new executive director as David Kyllo shifts to a new role within AHCA/NCAL.

Legislation to speed new drug development under way on Capitol Hill

May 14, 2015  |  Bob Gatty
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The “21st Century Cures” initiative would spur innovation and drug “repurposing” to attack Alzheimer's and other difficult-to-treat diseases.

An interview with ALFA's James Balda

May 10, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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In an exclusive interview, the president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America sits down with Long-Term Living to discuss the present and future of the organization and of assisted living in general.

ALFA speakers: Alzheimer's needs more attention

May 7, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease faces challenges related to funding and clinical trial participation, among others, and yet reasons for hope exist, said members of a panel discussion at the Assisted Living Federation of America’s annual...

ALFA launches Senior Living 2025 initiative

May 5, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The Assisted Living Federation of America has launched a new initiative, Senior Living 2025: A Roadmap, to establish a united voice around four major issues facing the industry.

Report finds NY nursing home inspectors underreport bedsores

May 1, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Nearly one in 10 New York nursing home residents have bedsores. An advocacy group has found investigators lax in issuing citations.

Institute of Medicine is renamed

April 30, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The National  Academy of Sciences is renaming the Institute of Medicine as part of its broader reorganization efforts.

Florida passes assisted living reforms

April 29, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Assisted living professionals are cheering the passage of new regulations in Florida. One group, however, says they don’t go far enough to protect residents of the Sunshine State, which has the second-largest population of people aged at least 65 years....

Home health wages are conference topic

April 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Several speakers at the April 27 White House Conference on Aging’s regional forum in Cleveland used the event as a platform to discuss low wages in the home health field.

Social Security vital, speakers say

April 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Retirement security is another theme of White House Conference on Aging events, and many speakers at the conference’s regional forum April 27 in Cleveland took the opportunity to stress the importance of the Social Security program to retired adults.

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