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Top Ten Impressions About Senior Living from a Young Adult

November 16, 2011

There is much talk about the distance between The Greatest Generation and The Millennial Generation, but last week the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) made an effort to narrow that gap. Twenty-two year old Jackie Kerin, an ALFA public policy

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New Survey Shows Physicians’ Support of Hospice Growing

November 15, 2011

A new survey asked physicians to evaluate the importance of palliative care and current barriers to providing effective end of life care. Comparing results to earlier surveys, researchers found distinctions between physicians’ and the general population’s


First Advisory Council Meeting and AOA Grants Seek to Improve Care for Those with Alzheimer’s

October 4, 2011

The Administration on Aging (AOA) awarded 12.8 million dollars in grants, aimed at improving access to services for individuals with Alzheimer’s, while the first meeting of the Alzheimer’s Advisory Council assessed current programs that address Alzheimer’


Congress Seeks to Minimize Abuse by Court Appointed Guardians

September 27, 2011

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts investigated the current procedures surrounding court appointed guardians and discussed different methods of preventing abuse against seniors and other vulnerable adu


Finding Volunteers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Trials is Difficult

September 13, 2011

An estimated 36 million people worldwide live with dementia, but filling Alzheimer’s and dementia clinical trials is exceedingly difficult due to the stigma attached to the disease, transportation concerns, and objections to the clinical trial proc


GAO Report Finds Need to Improve Oversight of Court Appointed Guardians

August 16, 2011

A newly released Government Accountability Office report recommends stronger screening and oversight of court appointed guardians for incapacitated adults, after finding gaps in procedures for screening potential guardians that may make older adults vulne


Senior Housing Category Added to George Mason University Quality Improvement Awards

February 1, 2011

The George Mason University Department of Health Administration & Policy has expanded its annual Quality Improvement Awards to include a category for Senior Housing/Long Term Care providers.

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