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Families in Crisis: Approaches that Work

May 15, 2009

Making choices for loved ones can introduce conflict and stress among family members. Learn how other providers are helping families before and after move-in to help ease the transition. Find out about new approaches to help families with the help of soci

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Prepping for Baby Boomers

April 27, 2009

Senior living providers nationwide are preparing for the upcoming influx of baby boomers by honing their services and enhancing their offerings. Providers can also tap an online resource that focuses on boomer health topics.

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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.

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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

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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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