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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...

Nursing homes may be illegally refusing residents in need of addiction treatment

April 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Researchers looking more closely at role of SNF in transitional care

April 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that SNFs play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

April 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

Government, scientists want to redefine Alzheimer's to improve research

April 11, 2018  | 
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In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. 

New Hampshire data highlights younger-onset Alzheimer's disease

April 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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While advancements are being made to treat older patients with Alzheimer’s, patients with the younger-onset form of the disease often face delayed diagnosis and a lack of resources.

Medicaid-eligible memory care unit opens in Buffalo

April 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The first Medicaid-eligible memory care assisted living program in New York state was launched Thursday at Briarwood Manor.

Iowa City seeks volunteers for Alzheimer's study

April 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Volunteers in Iowa are needed to take part in the third phase of a long-running study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Research director Dr. Michael Weiner says volunteers will be visiting the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

Alzheimer's education conference to be held in Baton Rouge

April 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The conference will take place April 11.

Signature HealthCARE to expand from SNF into home health

April 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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When Signature HealthCARE added a home health arm through a 2014 acquisition, the major skilled nursing facility (SNF) company intended to eventually operate home health in all its SNF markets

Greenwich aims for town-wide dementia awareness

April 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As Greenwich continues to pursue its AARP designation as an Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly town, a “Dementia Friends Training” event will be held at the Senior Center next week.

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