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WHO addresses antimicrobial resistance

May 26, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Delegates at the 68th World Health Assembly endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, which they termed the most urgent drug resistance trend. The plan has five objectives.

FDA guidance could undermine safety, compliance efforts, pharmacy group maintains

May 21, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Repackaging and distribution guidance proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inadvertently would undermine patient/resident safety in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and also would threaten regulatory compliance, the Senior Care...

Texas provider association notes SNF improvements, challenges

May 19, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....


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