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Weekly ALFA Update Archives:
ALFA signs on to letter urging cognitive impairment screening for adults, former congressman with Alzheimer’s joins advisory council, employed family caregivers struggle with the juggle, and strut your stuff by nominating an ALFA Best of the Best.
Other senior living news articles featured in this week’s ALFA Update include a government agency looking more closely at senior living, new data from memory care communities, end-of-life options, and employee healthcare plans.
Other senior living news articles featured in this week’s ALFA Update address which senior living community was inspired by a tony Paris hotel, help beat scam artists with a new anti-fraud hotline for seniors, the low price tag of $140 billion fuels Congress to move on reforming physician payment schemes, some surprising findings on the smallest senior living communities, and innovative sales associate training.
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Watch a video on owning your strengths, and view recent senior living and assisted living jobs.
The 2014 Best of the Best awards are now open, recognizing innovative new programs and services that are defining the future of senior living. What’s innovative? Taking a dining experience to the next level with Brookdale Senior Living’s signature sauces.
The Health and Human Services Department has appointed former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS) to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Two years ago, Moore announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s after noticing difficulty remembering events and managing personal finances.
The Assisted Living Federation of America has signed on to a letter sent by the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) Coalition to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urging it to amend its draft recommendation “Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults.”
Family caregivers who also have jobs face stress in managing a set of complex tasks including administering medications, caring for wounds, meeting dietary needs, using monitors and operating medical equipment.
The American Geriatrics Society has released new and updated guidelines on caring for older adults with diabetes. The 2013 guidelines emphasize individualizing and prioritizing treatment, with attention to quality of life and personal and caregiver choices related to healthcare.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, families and food, but most of all for senior living chefs, it’s all about the cooking and giving back to the communities they serve.
While most Americans say there are some circumstances in which medical professionals should allow patients to die, a growing minority says doctors and nurses should do everything possible to save a patient’s life in all circumstances.
During the next four years, the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General plans to focus on promoting quality of care in home and community-based settings as well as nursing homes, according to its newly released strategic plan.
The Northeast houses more residential care communities with dementia special care apartments than other areas of the country, and that’s just one of the many findings in new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What’s innovative? Take a look at Brighview Senior Living's SPICE program, designed to lower heathcare costs while improving the staff's overall health and well-being.
Whether you are sending greetings to prospective resident, thanking a family for taking a tour, or just looking to spread some holiday cheer, the ALFA Print Shop has you covered.
Physicians and policymakers generally agreed during a healthcare seminar that permanent reform of the Medicare physician payment system and a shift to alternative payment models is necessary for the health of the nation.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging has established a new toll-free hotline to assist senior citizens who believe they have been subject to fraud.
People familiar with more than one language showed a later onset of dementia, according to a new study from Indian researchers.
The 2014 Best of the Best Awards are now open, recognizing innovative new programs and services that are defining the future of senior living. What’s innovative? Take a look at Brookdale Senior Living’s sales associate training program that took home the gold in ALFA’s Innovating Lead Management Initiatives category.
What’s extra special in person-centered senior living? Two renowned architects chose their favorite senior living spaces, highlighted in the November/December 2013 Senior Living Executive.
Researchers at George Mason University crunched data provided by the Centers for Disease Control to find out just what are the major differences among residents of the largest and smallest assisted living communities across the nation.
It’s your time to shine. Show ALFA what you’ve got by nominating your new product, service or program advancing excellence in senior living for the annual Best of the Best Awards.
ALFA hosted 13 senior administrators from China’s National and Provincial Aging departments and committees in early November. The Chinese delegation requested the meeting to learn more about senior living communities in the United States.
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