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Argentum Recognizes Innovation in Senior Living by Design Awards

January 4, 2017

Five senior living communities from across the nation were recognized as winners of Argentum’s fifth annual Senior Living by Design Awards, published in the November/December issue of Senior Living Executive magazine.

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CMS Clarifies Some Sprinkler System Requirements

January 4, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has clarified automatic sprinkler system installation requirements (PDF) in attic spaces in long-term care communities.

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PBS To Air Special on Alzheimer’s Disease

January 4, 2017

PBS will air a special on Alzheimer’s disease, “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts,” January 25, focusing on the social and economic challenges the United States may face if advancements in finding a cure are stalled.

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CMS Unveils Consumer Websites for Comparing Rehab Facilities, LTC Hospitals

December 22, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled two new websites for consumers that include information about the quality of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals.

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Older Kidney Transplant Patients At Risk of Developing Dementia

December 22, 2016

Older patients receiving kidney transplants are at a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, partly due to the disease and the need for neurotoxic immunosuppressant drugs to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ, according to a r

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Senate Report Asks Congress to Rein In Prescription Drug Costs

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

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Health Care Leaders Face Significant Organizational Changes

December 20, 2016

There is a growing realization among health care executives that transforming the health care system will require their organizations to develop new business models and new organizational structures, according to leadership interviews with the Harvard Bus

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National Academy Seeks to Address Health Care Worker ‘Burnout’

December 20, 2016

The National Academy of Medicine has created a new “action collaborative” to address high rates of depression and suicide among health care workers, reports STAT.

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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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Study: Increasing Number of People Age 80-Plus Heading Households

December 15, 2016

More than one in five people in the United States will be age 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age bracket, shows a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Health and Human Services Department Says Hospitals Becoming Safer

December 15, 2016

National efforts to make health care safer are paying off, with approximately 125,000 fewer patients dying due to hospital-acquired conditions and saving more than $28 billion in health care costs from 2010 through 2015, according to a new government repo

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ACL Says 2017 Is the Year to ‘Age Out Loud’

December 15, 2016

The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.

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