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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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About 10 Percent of Older Adults Experience Elder Abuse

November 17, 2015

Busy physicians caring for older adults are likely to encounter a victim of some type of elder abuse on a frequent basis, regardless of whether the physician recognizes the abuse, according to a new article reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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CDC: Early Treatment of Older Adults with Flu Reduces Need for Extended Care

November 12, 2015

Early treatment of people 65 and older who are hospitalized with the flu with antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduces their risk of needing extended care after they are discharged, according to a recent study from the Ce

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SafetyWorx Program Decreases Workplace Injuries

October 14, 2015

ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Legend Senior Living took home a Best of the Best Award in the catego

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10 Tips to Become Prepared for an Emergency

October 13, 2015

Although Hurricane Joaquin hit South Carolina hard, causing wide swaths of devastation throughout the state professionally managed senior living communities there largely were prepared to meet the disruption. It’s a reminder that everyone should prepare t

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Dangerous Bed Handles Recalled Again for Entrapment Hazards

September 30, 2015

Bed Handles Inc. has once again announced a recall of its adult portable bed handles due to serious entrapment and strangulation hazards as it has received a less than 1% response rate to the initial recall.

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FDA Panel Recommends Flu Vaccine for Older Adults; CDC Preps for Flu Season

September 23, 2015

A panel of the Food and Drug Administration has voted to recommend approval of a new flu vaccine designed for older adults. It would be the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed for use in adults 65 and older.

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HHS Releases Updated Health IT Strategic Plan

September 23, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services in concert with more than 35 partners has released a newly updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

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(ISC)² Foundation Educates Older Adults on Importance of Cyber Security

September 9, 2015

The Internet-security focused (ISC)² Foundation has unveiled a program designed to educate older adults about the importance of cyber security.

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Falls Prevention Action Plan Full of Tips for Senior Living Executives

September 3, 2015

The National Council on Aging has released its 2015 Falls Prevention Action Plan, a roadmap for a coordinated efforts to reduce falls over the next decade.

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ALFA Encourages Members to Participate in National Memory Screening Week

August 26, 2015

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has announced that National Memory Screening Week will take place the first week of November and participating sites can offer screenings one day during the week of Nov. 1-7 or multiple days.

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CFPB Unveils New State Guide for Managing Someone Else’s Money

August 20, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to roll out resources to help families and caregivers manage finances of older adults with a new suite of guides focusing on states.

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