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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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Doggett Hailed as Champion for Seniors

October 7, 2008

ALFA has presented Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) with its 2008 Champion for Seniors in Assisted Living award for his exemplary work on behalf of America’s seniors. Congressman Doggett sponsored two key pieces of legislation this year—the National Silver Alert

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Gay Seniors Worry About Health-Care Discrimination, Advocacy Groups Say

October 7, 2008

Many gay seniors fear anti-gay bias at senior centers, in nursing homes, and from health-care providers, according to advocacy groups AARP and SAGE (Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). An estimated 2.5 million gay seniors in America are twice as likely

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Robot Helps Comfort Seniors With Dementia

October 7, 2008

Paro, a fur-covered robot that looks like a seal pup, has become a popular therapeutic toy for seniors with dementia—giving providers another way of addressing behavioral disturbances among assisted living residents with Alzheimer’s disease. The robot, wh

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Movement Legislative Entries

October 2, 2008

A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration.

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Movement Legislative Entries

September 25, 2008

A bill to amend the Social Security Act to enhance the social security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for o

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Movement Legislative Entries

September 25, 2008

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require screening, including national criminal history background checks, of direct patient access employees of skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and other long-term care fac

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Honoring Final Wishes: How to Respect America’s Choices at the End of Life

September 24, 2008

Written Testimony submitted to the Senate Special Committee on Aging

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Providers Help Educate Residents, Family Members About LTC Insurance

September 23, 2008

In November, senior living providers nationwide will participate in an important public service—educating residents, families, prospective residents, and the communities served by their residences about the benefits of long-term care insurance.

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Blog Takes Issue With Coverage of Seniors

September 23, 2008

“The New Old Age,” a New York Times blog that focuses on senior care topics, this week takes issue with a special section published by Slate, an online magazine known for its non-mainstream coverage of news and cultural affairs. The special section is par

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Latest Corporate News

September 23, 2008

BMA Management, based in Bradley, Illinois, has opened Heritage Woods of DeKalb, an $11.5 million affordable assisted living community. The property features 76 apartments. Eugene, Oregon-based Good Neighbor Care Centers has broken ground on two new indep

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More Boomers May Delay Retirement

September 23, 2008

The current state of the economy and home prices that continue to fall may affect the average retirement age in the United States, reports The Wall Street Journal. Specifically, baby boomers may delay retirement to further build their savings, 401(k) acco

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