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Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to inform clinical quality professionals of news, research and best practices related to memory care, Alzheimer's Disease, managed risk, falls, informed consent, medication management, etc.

5/20/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Consumer Intelligence, Strategy
More Americans proactively will seek to reside in senior living communities, and the industry has a role to play in ensuring that consumers will be fi...
5/20/2015
The National Institutes of Health recently released recommendations providing a framework for an Alzheimer’s disease research agenda that was develope...
5/13/2015
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
Federal and state policies generally encourage the use of available generic drug products as do private payers such as insurers and others, which is w...
5/13/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Managed Risk
Older adults using mobility devices such as canes, wheelchairs and scooters do not fall more than those who do not use them, according to a new Nation...
5/13/2015
The National Institutes of Health is encouraging people to volunteer for clinical trials that look for ways to prevent, slow and treat Alzheimer’s dis...
5/7/2015
Formalizing standards around memory care is the top priority for the newly formed ALFA Memory Care Roundtable. The group, which met in person for the ...
4/28/2015
The average American is now spending about 20 years in retirement, noted Consumer Finance Protection Board Director Richard Cordray in remarks at a Wh...
4/28/2015
The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a white paper recommending creating standardized quality performance measures that are user-friendly, m...
4/21/2015
Cognitive aging is a natural process associated with advancing years and the Institute of Medicine recently released a report assessing the public hea...
4/15/2015
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The White House Conference on Aging has issued a policy brief on healthy aging – the first in a series of briefs it plans to release this year. The...
4/15/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has published online a new information sheet, the Role of Senior Living Community Professionals in Preventing S...
4/15/2015
The National Institute on Aging has created a new online portal offering free clinical practice tools, training materials, and other resources for hea...
4/7/2015
Health and Wellness, Hearings, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Two senators last week sent a letter seeking more information from the Health and Human Services Department on its efforts to address the improper pre...
4/2/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The Alzheimer’s Association has released its 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease facts and figures report including startling statistics such as one in three sen...
4/2/2015
Disabilities, End of Life, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Risk Management
Standards body CARF International has revised its standards for dementia specialty programs, available in the 2015 editions of the CARF-CCAC and Aging...
3/25/2015
It’s that time of year again to invest in your professional development. Register for the ALFA 2015 Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida and collaborat...
3/25/2015
Consumer Intelligence, End of Life, Managed Risk, Reports
Baby boomers are not necessarily healthier than previous generations, according to a new study published in the health policy journal Milbank Quarterl...
3/25/2015
Affiliate/Chapter Logo, Disabilities, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The National Council on Aging has announced this year’s theme for Falls Prevention Awareness Day, “Take a Stand to Prevent Falls.”
3/18/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Reports
Policy needs and implications of an aging society must be addressed through restructured workplace policies, more efficient public spending to accommo...
3/11/2015
End of Life, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Partnerships
The National Institutes of Health and partner groups have embarked on a new data portal to speed Alzheimer’s disease drug discovery.
3/3/2015
Audits, Managed Risk, Risk Management
ALFA recently published the 2014 Top Ten Deficiency Report, which provides a state-by-state assessment of the most common regulatory citations in seni...
3/3/2015
The senior living industry has an opportunity to work collaboratively with hospitals, especially as it relates to post-acute care for older adults, wr...
3/3/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports
Scientists have found evidence of the amyloid protein found in Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of people as young as 20. Amyloid is normal in the br...
2/24/2015
Ageism, CEO, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Hearings, Managed Risk
ALFA recently submitted a statement for the record related to a hearing on financial exploitation of seniors before a U.S. Senate committee, outlining...
2/18/2015
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association focusing on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States cautions that costs could s...
2/9/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised some guidance to nursing facilities, now requiring hands-on practice and in-person skills ass...
2/4/2015
Disabilities, Elder Abuse, End of Life, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
Two departments of the Administration on Community Living are working on a project to build a national training, technical assistance, and resource ce...
2/4/2015
Early onset Alzheimer’s disease is in the spotlight with the new movie “Still Alice.” The film is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, although i...
1/27/2015
End of Life, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Researchers analyzed data among individuals age 65 and over and found an 8 percent increase in falls, or about a 30 percent rise in falls, from 1998-2...
1/21/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Hospice, Medicare, Partnerships, Reports
Medicare payments for hospice care in assisted living communities has more than doubled in five years, totaling $2.1 billion in 2012, according to a n...