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Adapting Senior Living Communities to Residents’ Changing Senses

July 5, 2017

As we age, we are likely to experience changes in our senses; our ability to see, hear, taste, smell, and touch may diminish or be altered. Changes to our sight include a reduced ability for our eyes to adjust to changes in light or to distinguish colors, and an increased sensitivity to glare, says Dr.…

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Supreme Court Decision Expected to Benefit Senior Living

May 16, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided 7-1 with a Kentucky nursing home in a closely watched case related to powers of attorney and arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court of Kentucky previously ruled against Kindred Nursing Centers in a case related to wrongful death lawsuits. The daughters of two nursing home residents who had powers…

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Learn About the Future of Aging at Argentum’s New Start-Up Pavilion

March 8, 2017

Emerging technologies are poised to disrupt the senior living market with an aim to enrich and enhance the quality of life and quality of care experienced by older adults. Many new innovations have the potential to transform the way health care and senior care is delivered, providing a win-win for the senior living business and industry consumers.…

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7 Innovations Changing the Aging Experience

December 20, 2016

Entrepreneurs around the world are waking up to the emerging market of innovations designed to enhance and enrich the lives of seniors, although these innovations can benefit many people of all ages and abilities through their application. By 2050 in the United States alone, 83.7 million people will be 65 years old or older, according to…

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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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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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Study: Increasing Number of People Age 80-Plus Heading Households

December 15, 2016

More than one in five people in the United States will be age 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age bracket, shows a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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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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Experts Forecast the Next Decade in Senior Living

October 20, 2016

Seven major themes emerged from responses to an Argentum survey designed to develop a snapshot of senior living operators, challenges and opportunities in the year 2025.

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Improv Theater Awakens New Expression for Residents and Staff

September 28, 2016

Scripted Improv is a federally funded clinical study on systematic non-pharmacological engagement treatment for people experiencing dementia.

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Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Partners with Gundersen Health Program

September 28, 2016

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, or C-TAC, has concurrently launched C-TAC Innovations and announced a long-term partnership with Gundersen Health System’s Respecting Choices program.

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IBM Survey: Dementia, Smart Homes and End-of-Life Discussions Are Consumer Priorities

September 7, 2016

At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival, visitors to the IBM Cognitive Studio were asked to respond to three questions. The results showed that out of more than 400 responses, 46.5 percent of respondents said loss of memory and dementia worried them the m

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