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Rising Resident Complexity: Understanding the Challenges

May 15, 2009

As residents age and the complexities of their care increase, senior living providers must be prepared to manage increased risk in their communities.

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Enhancing the Lives of Residents with Dementia

May 15, 2009

Many providers have seen great success in new programs that bring added purpose to the lives of their residents with dementia. Find out how work, volunteerism and other purposeful activities have been used to expand the lives and experiences of residents

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The Best Ways to Stay Out of Court, Part II

May 15, 2009

This popular session from 2008, with more compelling and valuable advice. The session, presented by veterans in senior living law, will help you identify operational vulnerabilities that may lead to legal liabilities, and even lawsuits. Learn what you can

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Congress Examines Life Settlements

May 11, 2009

Congress is taking a hard look at life settlements, a relatively new practice of selling a life insurance policy to third party investors, out of concern lack of regulation and oversight may lead to exploitation of senior citizens.

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Leadership Tips for a Tough Economy

April 27, 2009

New research finds that 40 percent of senior managers doubt their company execs have a credible plan to address the economic crisis. Plus, one third of those execs are not confident in the plans they’ve developed. And while the senior living business has

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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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Plan Recession Recovery Now

April 13, 2009

Marketing experts say companies can’t afford to wait for the Wall Street Journal to declare that recession recovery has begun. Their advice: “Start planning now and lead the pack in reaching post-recession consumers.”

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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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Alzheimer’s Test Debate

March 21, 2009

A New York Times blogger, whose mother lives in a memory care community, presents the pros and cons of testing for the gene variant that identifies individuals as being prone to developing Alzheimer’s disease. Providers may consider sharing this resource

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LTC Insurance Tips

March 21, 2009

A recent online article by U.S. News & World Report calls long-term care insurance policies complicated, but also offers consumers seven tips for making a “sound purchase.” LTC insurance coverage for assisted living will become increasingly prevalent as b

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Helping Residents Survive the Recession

March 21, 2009

Increasingly, the regional management team at Distinguished Assisted Living Inc. is hearing variations of the same story from the six communities in its region: Some residents and families are having a difficult time paying for board and services.

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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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