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Making a Difference

August 25, 2017

As a writer for popular television comedies including “Designing Women” and “Family Ties,” Trish Vradenburg knew how to find creative inspiration in life’s difficulties. She applied the same skill to real life after her mother, Bea Lerner, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. First through a semi-autobiographical play and later through co-founding the nonprofit UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with…

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Innovation Plus Outreach Critical to Meet the Coming Wave in Memory Care

August 25, 2017

Watch out for the “hockey stick.” That’s the metaphor for the shape data takes on a chart when there’s a sharp uptick ahead. And that’s what the numbers on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia look like from this moment until 2050: going up, and fast. How can senior living leaders prepare for this abrupt spike in…

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Argentum Announces 2017 Best of the Best Award Winners

May 8, 2017

Unique calming therapies, resident involvement in product innovation, and a desire to inspire younger generations are the hallmarks of this year’s Argentum Best of the Best Award winners. These five forward-thinking companies are using progressive and innovative methods to enhance senior living in their communities and beyond. Entrepreneurs are invited to live with Brookdale residents…

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Argentum Encourages Completion of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers Survey

January 20, 2017

As of January 13, the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) has heard from 51% of the residential care communities that we invited to participate.  All directors of residential care communities that received a 2016 NSLTCP Residential Care Community Questionnaire are encouraged to submit and complete it by web or by mail by early February.…

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Study: Lowest Educated Retirees Face Highest Income Gaps

December 22, 2016

More than half of older Americans in the lowest socioeconomic tier can expect to face an income gap if they retire when they would like to, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research.

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Senate Report Asks Congress to Rein In Prescription Drug Costs

December 21, 2016

A bipartisan Senate report calls on Congress to take action to prevent huge cost increases on well-established prescription medicines. The Senate Special Committee on Aging reported the results of a year-long investigation this week, saying that some drug

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Hawaii Is Healthiest State, Mississippi Has Most Room for Improvement

December 20, 2016

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing that the nation is experiencing declines in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and the uninsured, but c

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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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