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CMS Offers Guidance on HCBS Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Unsafely Wander

December 20, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to how home and community based services can meet regulatory requirements as they care for individuals who exhibit wandering behavior.

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FDA Offers Guidance on Side Effects of Medical Devices Already on the Market

December 15, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidance on how medical device firms let the public know about side effects that are discovered once those products are on the market.

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ACL Says 2017 Is the Year to ‘Age Out Loud’

December 15, 2016

The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.

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Dementia Is Leading Cause of Death in England, Wales

December 6, 2016

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, making up 11.6 percent of all registered deaths in 2015, according to a bulletin from the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics.

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ACL Updates Information Sheet on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

December 1, 2016

The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

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Voters Continue to Approve Aid-in-Dying Measures

November 21, 2016

Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of voters supporting Proposition 106, the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act.

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Reminder: Argentum Members to Receive Movie Licensing Discount through Dec. 31

November 21, 2016

In October, Argentum and other leading industry associations entered into a new agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation. The 2016 agreement establishes a special, limited time discount of 40 percent for qualifying member communities when an Um

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Survey: Americans Sicker Than People in Other High Income Countries

November 21, 2016

Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure. Twenty-six percent said they experienced emotional distress they couldn’t cop

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Report: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in the United States

November 16, 2016

The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focusing on the nation’s transformation to person-centered care integrating individual preferences on medical,

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As Western Diets Gain Popularity Around the World, So Does Alzheimer’s

November 1, 2016

As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition and reported on NJ.com.

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Senate Committee Floats Idea of New Medicare Code for Alzheimer’s Planning

November 1, 2016

Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to inform the development of a Medicare payment code for creating a long-term care plan for a beneficiary diag

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Models of Engagement and Hope Lead New Innovations in Memory Care

October 13, 2016

Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight innovations in advancing care and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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