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Senator questions integrity of five-star nursing home rating system

August 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has called for an investigation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's five-star nursing home compare tool. 

Arizona law requires disclosure from in-home care agencies

August 4, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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One of the fastest-growing retirement states in the country, Arizona senior advocates applaud the state legislature for taking this first step toward transparency.

White House Conference on Aging: New program and initiative roundup

July 14, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The White House Conference on Aging was held Monday, and several new programs and initiatives were announced. 

Medicare: It works great…Let’s fix it

July 14, 2015  |  Michael J. Stoil, PhD
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Medicare celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 30. Experts on aging discuss the program's history and future goals at an American Society for Aging event this past June.

California LTC unions merge to create 280k-person powerhouse

July 6, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Long-term care workers from three California locals have combined to create the nation's largest union.

California judge rules law that allows nursing homes to make medical decisions unconstitutional

July 6, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The former law allowed nursing homes to make medical decisions on behalf of mentally incompetent residents. 

ACHCA’s Grachek stepping down

June 24, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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After nine years of leadership in the long-term care industry, ACHCA President and CEO Marianna Grachek announces that she will be retiring next month.

What is your facility's bullying policy?

June 22, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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What happens when one of your residents is the victim of bullying? Do you have a policy in place to address it?

LTC professionals take their message to Congress

June 22, 2015  |  Bob Gatty
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UPDATED June 23, 2015: Congressional actions got a few steps closer to repealing two key Obamacare provisions--the medical device tax and the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Elder abuse shelter opens in Detroit

June 18, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Elder abuse is an often underreported crime because seniors are reluctant to act or don’t know how to seek assistance.

Will seniors be able to afford your community?

June 3, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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About half of households that have members aged 55 or more years have no retirement savings, and many of those households have few other resources to fund their post-work years, according to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office.

White House Conference on Aging announces date for national event

May 28, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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July 13 will be the date for the White House Conference on Aging national event, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today.

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