May 6, 2008
Meant to raise awareness about fall prevention for seniors, the Safety for Seniors Act was signed by President Bush late last month. The bill also expands research that will help identify segments of the senior population at most risk of suffering injurie
April 24, 2008
A blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with more than 90 percent accuracy will hit the U.S. market as soon as this summer, according to the Society of Chemical Industry. The test, called NuroPro and developed by Power3 Medical Products, measur
March 13, 2008
An ALFA initiative to eliminate the prescription drug expense paid by poor seniors who live in assisted living communities was filed today on Capitol Hill.
March 11, 2008
Between 1992 and 2002, the percentage of American seniors with cognitive impairments fell from 12 percent to 8.7 percent, according to a study of 11,000 individuals over age 70. The study results have been published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
March 11, 2008
Among Americans 65 and older, about one in six has suffered a fall in the past three months, with about a third of those individuals sustaining injuries such as a broken hip, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
March 4, 2008
Testimony submitted by Assisted Living Federation of America
January 24, 2008
Assisted living providers can prep for consumer questions about new nutrition guidelines for seniors as well as reassess their own nutrition programs for residents by accessing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid Web site. The agency released a
May 15, 2007
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