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Other featured articles this week include: Lawmakers Question Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Hikes, ACL Administrator Greenlee: It’s Attitude, Dignity and Leadership, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Have Led to Significant Gene Discovery, and a last call for the Public Policy Institute & Fly-In!
Other featured articles this week include: Senior Living by Design Awards: Submit Your Nomination Today, Alzheimer’s Related Gene Variant Evident in Children, Federal Workers to See Spike in Long-Term Care Insurance Rates, CMS Predicts Health Spending Increase Through 2025.
Other featured news includes: ACL Awards State Grants to Combat Elder Abuse, C-TAC Hosts Summit on Advanced Illness Care, Calling All Providers! Please Complete the Largest Senior Living Providers Survey, and Argentum New York Hosts Annual Advocacy Day.
Recent Senior Living News:
A slew of new research was discussed at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto this week. Two studies suggested that a low-cost odor identification test has proven useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.
Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoom up to 126 percent higher, following a government announcement last week.
Kathy Greenlee made her final public speech as assistant secretary on aging in San Diego this week, highlighting key themes during her seven-year tenure, which she said included attitude, dignity and leadership.
Senior Living Executive magazine invites submissions for its 5th annual Senior Living by Design awards program, highlighting cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. The open period for nominations ends Friday, August 12.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the way it pays for primary care with a focus on care management and behavioral and cognitive health.
A gene variant whose carriers are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than other people may show its effects on the brain and thinking in childhood, according to a study in Neurology online.
Some federal employees could see long-term care insurance rate increases of up to 126 percent beginning November 1, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
Total health spending growth is expected to average 5.8 percent annually from 2015 to 2025, but is at a lower growth rate that the previous two decades, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
1. What Type of Salary Are You Looking For? Discussing money with a recruiter is one of the most unnerving parts of any stage of the interview process. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve made some mistakes in the past when trying to tell a potential employer that you’d like a fair wage, but mostly you’d just like to be hired.
The Administration on Community Living has announced grant awards of approximately $1.2 million designed to help older adults have access to legal services and are designed to aid those individuals at risk of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.
C-TAC is hosting the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care – the premier event for visionaries in advanced illness care who are actively reshaping the way care is provided.
Argentum New York recently celebrated its 10th Annual Advocacy Day in Albany, New York. Thirty two member advocates gathered to advance the Chapter’s legislative and regulatory agenda and promote the rebranding of NY ALFA to Argentum New York.
You’ve probably heard this before: “The only way to get a raise is to get another job offer.” Is it true? I talked to experts who study negotiations to get their perspectives on whether this oft-given advice holds up in practice and against research.
Senior Living Executive magazine is conducting a survey to collect data for the annual largest senior living providers list. Current industry data creates a better understanding of the senior living landscape and benefits all senior living advocates.
A final rule governing Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs became effective July 1 and the Administration for Community Living now plans to review states’ progress toward implementing the rule.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently warned of phone scams targeting Ohio grandparents, following an increase in complaints. In the past month, 11 Ohioans have reported losing an average of $3,800 to the “grandparent scam.”
Rhode Island has released a new plan designed to enable the state’s growing population of older adults to safely remain living at home and in community settings.
The latest draft bill from the House Appropriations Committee for funding programs in fiscal 2017 includes $73.2 billion for the Health and Human Services Department, which is more than the White House requested.
How cool would it be to have an X-ray into the head of the person who controls your career fate? To understand exactly what a hiring manager at your dream company is thinking when she’s picking which lucky candidate she’ll bring on full-time?
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday against a wide-reaching Labor Department rule governing union organizing and collective braining known as the “persuader rule.”
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