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Swine Flu Announcement

April 27, 2009

All assisted living providers should take the declaration of a public health emergency as an opportunity to review internal procedures for dealing with influenza outbreaks and to remind all employees and residents of common sense steps to curb and cope wi

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Study Adds LTC Expenses

April 13, 2009

The Center for Retirement Research has added long-term care expenses to its National Retirement Risk Index report. This data can help providers hone their business plans and marketing strategies.

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US Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Care

March 25, 2009

Testimony submitted by Assisted Living Federation of America

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Caregivers May Observe ‘Pseudosenility’

March 17, 2009

Missed diagnoses of reversible dementia are a common occurrence, says the National Institute on Aging, and frontline caregivers are among those who are best positioned to observe changes in resident behavior.

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Senate Aging Committee Chairman Makes Case for Inclusion of Long-Term Care in National Health Reform

March 10, 2009

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on March 4th to call for the inclusion of improvements to long-term care services and supports as part of emerging blueprints for national health reform.

Press Release

ALFA Calls for Co-Pay Equity for Home and Community Based Seniors

March 10, 2009

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) hailed introduction of legislation that will provide relief to one million poor seniors in assisted living communities who purchase prescription drugs under Medicare.

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Dining Services Could Help Cut Dementia Risks

February 15, 2009

Senior living communities offering menu choices that include lots of fish, olive oil, veggies, and other foods common in Mediterranean-style cuisine could help residents ward off mild cognitive impairment, also known as borderline dementia.

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Leaders in Brain Fitness

February 15, 2009

More than 400 senior living communities nationwide offer comprehensive brain fitness programs, according to The Chicago Tribune, making them the leaders in this technology-based workout that has been found to fend off memory loss and improve mental functi

Research Article

Research Sheds Light on Residents’ Emotional Needs

February 15, 2009

Adults 65 and older are more likely than adults age 50-64 to report they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they need, according to a recent study. Such findings complement providers’ focus on residents’ emotional health, as it c

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New Tool Identifies Stress in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

November 5, 2008

Alzheimer’s disease poses special challenges and increasing levels of care that can be taxing on caregivers as well as those living with the disease. Such stress can lead to caregivers’ inability to care for their loved ones.

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Resident “Flourishers” May Live Longer

October 21, 2008

Senior living providers have yet another reason to make the active engagement of their residents a priority—not only will residents feel happier, they’ll also live longer. According to recent research published in American Psychologist, about 17 percent o

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Swing State Seniors May Rock the Vote

October 7, 2008

Senior living residents are among those voters ages 65 and older that historically turn out in droves to cast their ballots in presidential elections—making the senior voter block among the most important for the current candidates, particularly in swing

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