September 20, 2017
In order to help address this serious risk the Willis Towers Watson Senior Living Practice, in partnership with Sorensen, Wilder and Associates, developed an employee training video–The Four Outs. The Four Outs – Get Out, Hide Out, Keep Out and Take Out, represent the critical action steps to take when faced with an armed intruder/active…
September 17, 2017
A Notice of Emergency Rule, 58AER17-1 Procedures Regarding Emergency Environmental Control for Assisted Living Facilities, was filed September 16, 2017 by the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) at the direction of Governor Scott. A similar emergency rule was filed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) concerning nursing homes. The emergency rule is effective…
September 5, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Argentum, a national association advocating for excellence in senior living, is announcing a commitment to match up to $50,000 in relief efforts to aid Argentum member communities negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “Although we have been heartened to hear that most member companies were prepared for and able to deal with the…
August 25, 2017
As a writer for popular television comedies including “Designing Women” and “Family Ties,” Trish Vradenburg knew how to find creative inspiration in life’s difficulties. She applied the same skill to real life after her mother, Bea Lerner, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. First through a semi-autobiographical play and later through co-founding the nonprofit UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with…
August 25, 2017
Watch out for the “hockey stick.” That’s the metaphor for the shape data takes on a chart when there’s a sharp uptick ahead. And that’s what the numbers on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia look like from this moment until 2050: going up, and fast. How can senior living leaders prepare for this abrupt spike in…
May 8, 2017
Unique calming therapies, resident involvement in product innovation, and a desire to inspire younger generations are the hallmarks of this year’s Argentum Best of the Best Award winners. These five forward-thinking companies are using progressive and innovative methods to enhance senior living in their communities and beyond. Entrepreneurs are invited to live with Brookdale residents…
January 20, 2017
As of January 13, the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) has heard from 51% of the residential care communities that we invited to participate. All directors of residential care communities that received a 2016 NSLTCP Residential Care Community Questionnaire are encouraged to submit and complete it by web or by mail by early February.…
December 22, 2016
More than half of older Americans in the lowest socioeconomic tier can expect to face an income gap if they retire when they would like to, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research.
December 21, 2016
A bipartisan Senate report calls on Congress to take action to prevent huge cost increases on well-established prescription medicines. The Senate Special Committee on Aging reported the results of a year-long investigation this week, saying that some drug
December 20, 2016
America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing that the nation is experiencing declines in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and the uninsured, but c
December 20, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to how home and community based services can meet regulatory requirements as they care for individuals who exhibit wandering behavior.
December 15, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidance on how medical device firms let the public know about side effects that are discovered once those products are on the market.
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