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Active Aging Week expected to have record participation numbers

August 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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What began as an incentive for older adults to lead healthier, more active lives has become a tradition involving hundreds of thousands of individuals in neighborhood groups, health and fitness clubs, parks and recreation sites, seniors centers and senior...

Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

July 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

Speaking up: tech firms and AARP partner on voice tech for seniors

June 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

January 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

December 13, 2017  |  Melissa Bailey, KHN
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A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Refusing to be spoon-fed

November 21, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids. 

Dining with dysphagia

November 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Japan’s food industry is rethinking meal time with the rising number of seniors and deaths related to choking. 

Hydration project

October 16, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

Dining with dignity

October 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer.

The tastes of home

August 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Comfort foods bring joyful memories and joy to our stomachs. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears longs for sandwiches on toast, a simple luxury that is difficult at best for her to get in long-term care.

The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

August 22, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Melanie Theis
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Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia. 

Detecting muscle and bone loss

July 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia.

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