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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.

7/21/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Managed Risk, Risk Management
The Justice Department has issued additional guidance on the use of service animals in relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidanc...
7/21/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Errors on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study from Rush University re...
7/15/2015
cheatsheet, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
ALFA is partnering with US Against Alzheimer’s to support Dementia Friendly America, a new national initiative to build a more dementia-friendly natio...
7/15/2015
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Managed Risk, Medication Management
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be leading a three-year $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of...
7/7/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Dining, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Property Management, Risk Management, Sales Process, Staffing, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
ALFA convenes Executive Roundtables several times a year, which are made up of industry peers from different companies working in the same field. Thes...
7/7/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
A top lawmaker on the Senate Special Committee on Aging has launched an examination of products, regulations and retailers in the dietary supplement i...
6/30/2015
Engage, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Hearthstone’s founder, John Zeisel, is broadcasting a new show on a local Massachusetts cable station called “Hopeful Aging with Dr. John Zeisel.” The...
6/24/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Disabilities, Health and Wellness
The National Council on Aging has offered 10 recommendations to promote healthy aging. Enhance access to family caregiver support programs for vete...
6/17/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business, Career Resources, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Professional Development
The ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo offered 2,700 participants unique insight on the future of the industry and unparalleled acces...
6/17/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Doctors discuss optimal eating plans for a woman with early stage Alzheimer’s disease in a CulinaryRx case report. In a lightly edited transcript from...
6/10/2015
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports
Dementia disproportionately affects women throughout the world and countries need to develop health and social care policies based on evidence of need...
6/2/2015
Assisted living communities, residents and their loved ones can learn from a new bulletin on financial planning for the future, especially for older a...
5/27/2015
Falls Prevention, Managed Risk
More than one-third of people age 65 and older fall each year and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again, according to t...
5/27/2015
Falls Prevention, Managed Risk
Direct Supply Inc. carrying Medical Protection Technologies’ next-generation Fall-Safe Hip Protectors. Hip fractures, which occur in the U.S. about e...
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...