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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revised Posters Effective August 2016

August 18, 2016

he Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued updated posters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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Study Finds Steady Decline in Social Security Replacement Rates for Couples

August 18, 2016

A study by the Center for Retirement Research has shown a decline in replacement rates for married couples.

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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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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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CDC Launches Third Wave of Long-Term Care Providers Survey

August 16, 2016

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Debate Continues

August 11, 2016

The discussion continues over rising long-term care insurance rates as news reports highlight the plights of consumers and federal workers who face a sudden spike in premiums.

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Lawmakers Propose Significant Funding Cuts for Social Security Administration

August 11, 2016

The Social Security Administration may have to reduce services and furlough employees if appropriations bills from the House and Senate are successful.

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Study: Positive Attitude Leads to Resiliency in Older Adults

August 11, 2016

A positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when facing stressful situations, according to new research from North Carolina State University published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

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New E-book Available: ‘A Survival Guide to Aging’

August 11, 2016

Senior care advocate Chris Orestis has released an e-book “A Survival Guide to Aging,” exploring strategies for aging successfully and addressing the inevitability of long term care for everyone.

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New Alzheimer’s Studies Highlight Advances in Research

July 28, 2016

A slew of new research was discussed at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto this week. Two studies suggested that a low-cost odor identification test has proven useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting Alzheimer’s

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Lawmakers Question Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Hikes

July 28, 2016

Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoom up to 126 percent higher, following a government announcement last week.

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ACL Administrator Greenlee: It’s Attitude, Dignity and Leadership

July 28, 2016

Kathy Greenlee made her final public speech as assistant secretary on aging in San Diego this week, highlighting key themes during her seven-year tenure, which she said included attitude, dignity and leadership.

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