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7 Innovations Changing the Aging Experience

December 20, 2016

Entrepreneurs around the world are waking up to the emerging market of innovations designed to enhance and enrich the lives of seniors, although these innovations can benefit many people of all ages and abilities through their application. By 2050 in the United States alone, 83.7 million people will be 65 years old or older, according to…

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CMS Offers Guidance on HCBS Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Unsafely Wander

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.

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Argentum Encourages Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

December 20, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Senate Approves 21st Century Cures Act

December 8, 2016

On December 7, the Senate voted 94-5 to approve the 21st Century Cures Act bill. The bill seeks to expedite the process of getting new drugs and medical devices to the marketplace and provides funding for biomedical research.

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Researchers Find Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease

December 6, 2016

Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.

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Health Care Executives See Staffing, Drug Costs as 2017 Challenges

December 6, 2016

Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.

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ACL Updates Information Sheet on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

December 1, 2016

The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

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CDC: Nearly 30 Percent of Older Adults Report Falling

December 1, 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data, from 2014, revealing the magnitude of the issue.

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Voters Continue to Approve Aid-in-Dying Measures

November 21, 2016

Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of voters supporting Proposition 106, the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act.

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SSA Partners with Veterans Administration for E-Record Exchange

November 10, 2016

The Social Security Administration has launched a new health information technology initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs enabling all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA site

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Senate Committee Floats Idea of New Medicare Code for Alzheimer’s Planning

November 1, 2016

Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to inform the development of a Medicare payment code for creating a long-term care plan for a beneficiary diag

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New Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Halting Alzheimer’s

October 20, 2016

A new gene therapy treatment being tested by a team of researchers prevents the plaque deposits known to cause Alzheimer’s disease from being formed.

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