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Infection Prevention: Tips to Keep Your Community Clean and Hygienic

March 17, 2016

Three million Americans receive care in U.S. nursing homes and skilled nursing communities each year and nearly 1 million reside in assisted living communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s been estimated that 1 to 3 million serious


State Laws Affect Health Care Workers’ Vaccination Rates

March 9, 2016

State laws mandating flu vaccines for health care workers increase their vaccination rates, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine.


National Council on Aging Hosts Falls Prevention Webinar

March 1, 2016

The National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging is holding a webinar March 3 at 3 p.m. ET. “Falls Prevention for Adults Aging with Disabilities.”


Policy Group Calls for Universal Catastrophic Insurance Program

February 24, 2016

The nation needs a universal catastrophic insurance program, clear private and public roles for long-term care financing while policymakers redefine Medicaid long term services and supports, encourage private long-term care insurance initiatives, increase


Free Food Safety Webinar for Dining Services Professionals

February 11, 2016

Every experience your residents have inside your restaurant can determine the success of your community. From the stickiness of your tables to whether your bathrooms are well stocked and clean it all starts with your employees. With high turnover rates in


NIH Unveils Public Campaign on Link Between Heart, Brain Health

February 3, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has launched a public health campaign on the link between hypertension and cognitive decline and dementia.


Flu Transmission Risk High at Super Bowl Parties

February 3, 2016

Be sure to wash your hands on Sunday before any high-fives at a Super Bowl party, says a Cornell University economist who found that geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl experienced an 18 percent increase in flu-related death


FDA Encourages Medical Device Manufacturers to Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk

January 26, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices, encouraging manufacturers to address cybersecurity throughout a product’s lifecycle.


HHS Issues New Guidelines to Improve Patient Access to Medical Records

January 20, 2016

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has issued new guidelines designed to make it easier for patients to access their medical records.


Study: Telemedicine Reduces Resident Visits to Emergency Departments

January 20, 2016

Senior living communities could reduce emergency department visits by implementing telemedicine, according to a new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.


Study: U.S. Has High Percentage of Older Adults with Chronic Conditions

January 13, 2016

U.S. healthcare costs are disproportionately concentrated among older adults with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations, with disparities particularly pronounced in the United States compared to eight other countries finds a new study from


American Health Lawyers Association Hosts Long Term Care Conference

December 14, 2015

Registration for the American Health Lawyers Association program “Long Term Care and the Law” is now open for the event, February 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.

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