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Boards Push Corporate Responsibility

March 10, 2009

A recent survey found that more boards of directors at U.S. companies are prioritizing corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Providers nationwide have led such efforts to benefit their residents and staff as well as the environment.

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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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Peanut Butter Recall Continues

March 10, 2009

Seniors are among those at the highest risk of contracting fatal infections from peanut products contaminated with salmonella, and recently more products were put on the recall list.

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Aging Committee Holds Hearing on Economy’s Effect

February 15, 2009

Last week, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) held a hearing on the economic downturn’s effect on retirement security, particularly for those who are on the brink of retirement.

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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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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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Overweight Seniors Need More ADL Help

October 21, 2008

A new study highlights an increasing challenge for assisted living providers—caring for overweight and obese seniors. Researchers used to think that obesity increased the risk of death in all age groups, but a new study by The Peninsula Medical School in

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Circadian Rhythm Problems May Lead to Memory Loss Among Seniors

October 21, 2008

Even seniors who get enough sleep may be affected by circadian rhythm problems, which can then lead to short-term memory loss and a decline in overall memory function. Stanford University researchers have concluded that when an individual’s natural body c

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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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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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CMS Releases Tip Sheet for Prescription Drug Assistance in Disaster & Emergency Areas

September 23, 2008

In response to the recent tropical storms and hurricanes that have affected much of the southern United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated tip sheet about getting medical care and prescription drugs in a dis

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