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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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Counties Key to Curbing Elder Financial Abuse

August 25, 2016

Counties throughout the United States have developed effective community-based efforts to prevent, identify and respond to financial exploitation of older adults, found a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Argentum Signs Agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

August 22, 2016

Motion picture showings within senior living and health care communities have always required a public performance license in accordance with the US Copyright Act. Over time, public awareness of intellectual property rights has grown along with enforceme

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New Report from CEAL Highlights Quality Measures and Instruments for Assisted Living

August 18, 2016

Researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and School of Social Work, with funding from The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL), completed a review of measures and instruments useful

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Connecticut Senator Challenges NHL on Concussion Research

August 18, 2016

This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner, urging the league to establish an independent fund to sponsor research on the linkage of hockey, head trauma, and brain disease.

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