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Community task force tries to bring long-term care options back to San Juan Island

December 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The task force is asking for donations and looking for passionate people who have shared their concerns about the lack of long-term care options in the county and are ready to make a new vision of health care a reality.

Long-term care, Medicare Advantage find growth together

December 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Health care providers selling Medicare Advantage (MA) products isn’t a new trend, but typically “providers” refers to hospitals, health systems, or physician groups.

Florida Department of Health awards $4.8 million in grants for Alzheimer's research

December 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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More than 540,000 Floridians are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and health officials say that's expected to increase by more than 30 percent in the next few years.

Nashville assisted living managers arrested for theft

December 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Michael Hampton was arrested over the weekend, along with a former business partner, on theft charges stemming from their time running the city's assisted living facility in Bordeaux.

Top 2019 trends for skilled nursing

December 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Based on Skilled Nursing News's last year of in-depth reporting and conversations with some of the industry’s top executives, here are six major trends we expect to see as the calendar changes to 2019.

Research points to saliva test for Alzheimer's

December 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply, and it costs $10.6 billion per year to care for them, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Group uses baby dolls to comfort, aid Alzheimer's patients

December 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The plush baby dolls help seniors living with dementia remember the feeling of parenthood, the pair told CBS News. Videos from their visits show some elderly people crying when a baby doll is placed in their arms. 

National Health Investors on board for $25 million skilled nursing project

December 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) entered into an agreement to finance the development of a 144-bed skilled nursing facility near Milwaukee, a $25.35 million commitment with a 9.5% initial yield.

Allscripts sells $525 million Netsmart stake

December 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The sale ends a two-year relationship between Allscripts and Netsmart that began when Allscripts contributed its homecare business to the behavioral health EHR vendor in exchange for the largest ownership stake in the company.

BrightSpring, PharMerica to merge

December 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Long-term care pharmacy PharMerica intends to merge with BrightSpring Health Services, a large provider of home- and community-based care.

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