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Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017  | 
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The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...

AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

Shopping for good

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 A Virginia resale boutique pledged $125k toward a memory care retrofit at an area senior living facility.

NADONA and Ocean Spray partner to target antibiotic stewardship

November 16, 2017  |  newswire
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The long-term care nursing organization and the juice company are teaming up on educational efforts to combat antibiotic resistance.

Senate passes bill to help locate people with Alzheimer’s

November 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Kevin and Avonte’s Law would renew and expand resources for family members, first responders to find missing loved ones who wander, including those with dementia. 

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

November 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities. 

CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for SNFs

November 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

ACHCA names new president and CEO

November 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Bill McGinley has been tapped to lead the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). 

Dementia rises to No. 1 killer in Britain

November 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Advocacy groups say the government’s £132 million funding for Alzheimer’s research needs to be doubled for at least the next five years.

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. 

A new approach for treating Parkinson’s psychosis

November 7, 2017  |  newswire
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Recent findings offer more support for primavanserin, an antipsychotic that works more effectively than other widely-used drugs—and without the damaging side effects. 

Biodex exhibits assistive lifting device

November 6, 2017  |  newswire
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The technology helps residents stand safely from a sitting position while helping caregivers avoid lifting injuries.

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