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New Bill Takes Aim at LTC Worker Shortage

April 3, 2008

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has introduced the Caring for an Aging America Act, legislation that would expand career advancement opportunities for nurses and front-line caregivers by offering specialty training in long-term care.

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Falls Lead Fatal Injuries Among Seniors

April 3, 2008

Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A recent USA Today article sheds new light on fall-related injuries among seniors—a topic that has long been an area of co

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Latest Industry News

April 3, 2008

Hershey, Pennsylvania-based Country Meadows Retirement Communities plans for its dining services to be “zero trans fat” by June 2008. The company’s communities currently are phasing out foods that contain trans fats such as solid margarines, canned puddin

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‘Idol’ Finalist Visits Fans at AL Community

April 3, 2008

The hit Fox TV show, “American Idol,” is down to its final handful of crooning finalist, and one of them has a loyal fan base at an Emeritus Senior Living community in Indiana. The grandmother of finalist David Cook is an Emeritus resident, and he recentl

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United States H.R. 4206

April 2, 2008

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under the Medicare part B Program

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United States H.R. 4206

April 2, 2008

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under the Medicare part B Program

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United States S. 2702

April 2, 2008

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under the Medicare part B Program

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Outlook Remains Positive for Senior Housing

March 25, 2008

Some private-pay senior housing stocks have tumbled in the last year due to the general housing slump, but experts say senior housing has rebound power, thanks to a steady demand for services and the aging population.

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10 Million Baby Boomers Face Alzheimer’s

March 25, 2008

One of every eight baby boomers, which translates to 10 million people, will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetimes, according to the latest study released by the Alzheimer’s Association. These findings are particularly significant for assisted li

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Latest Industry News

March 25, 2008

The board of directors for Milwaukee-based Brookdale Senior Living has approved a share repurchase program that authorizes the company to purchase up to $150 million in aggregate of its common stock. The board also declared a quarterly cash dividend on it

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Senior Centers Innovate to Attract Visitors

March 25, 2008

Senior centers are starting to offer the same engaging services and amenities that many senior and assisted living communities do to attract visitors. According to a New York Times article published today, cities like Chicago and New York are turning to o

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United States H.R. 3195

March 14, 2008

A bill to restore the intent and protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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