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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.

2/3/2016
Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
The National Institutes of Health has launched a public health campaign on the link between hypertension and cognitive decline and dementia.
2/3/2016
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Be sure to wash your hands on Sunday before any high-fives at a Super Bowl party, says a Cornell University economist who found that geographical area...
2/3/2016
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Eating more seafood is not linked to a likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and in fact may help in preventing cognitive decline, according to...
2/3/2016
Argentum has announced a key first step in defining a model for quality and accountability in senior living by introducing a first generation of quali...
2/1/2016
Tools for prolonging and improving cognitive ability help many senior living residents stay sharp.
2/1/2016
Geriatrician and memory care expert Dr. G. Allen Power on how senior living can support a much-needed focus on well-being and engagement.
1/26/2016
Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Technology & Informatics
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices, encouraging manufa...
1/20/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Managed Risk
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has issued new guidelines designed to make it easier for patients to access their medical records.
1/20/2016
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Reports
Senior living communities could reduce emergency department visits by implementing telemedicine, according to a new study published in Telemedicine an...
1/13/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
U.S. healthcare costs are disproportionately concentrated among older adults with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations, with disparit...
1/5/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Regulations
Argentum in late December sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining its support for agency efforts in ensuring proper handling of...
12/22/2015
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last year’s most widely read topics include reports on ...
12/21/2015
The United States needs to strengthen its efforts to better protect the country from new infectious diseases, according to a new study that found stat...
12/21/2015
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The National Institutes of Health has released its annual report 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure,” det...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansi...
12/9/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management
The Senate Special Committee on Aging this week is holding a hearing on the sudden price spikes in off-patent drugs. Witnesses offering their perspect...
12/2/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports
Health care costs for individuals with dementia were significantly higher in the last years of life compared to those who died from other diseases suc...
11/17/2015
Scientists have developed an experimental medication that aids in ameliorating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing down the aging process. T...
11/17/2015
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
Busy physicians caring for older adults are likely to encounter a victim of some type of elder abuse on a frequent basis, regardless of whether the ph...
11/12/2015
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Property Management
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983 – at a time in the United States when fewer than 2 million...
11/12/2015
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Early treatment of people 65 and older who are hospitalized with the flu with antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduc...
11/12/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Staffing & Performance
Approximately two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are considering retirement with 62 percent planning to retire within the next three years, a...
11/4/2015
Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the use of antipsy...
10/28/2015
End of Life, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
Total health spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter-million dollars per person during the last five years of life, which is approxi...
10/20/2015
Health and Wellness, Medicare, Medication Management
Consumers can expect to see changes in Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP), according to new analysis released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and ...
10/6/2015
The Pan American Health Organization, which is the World Health Organization’s agency for the Americas, has adopted a regional plan of action on demen...
9/30/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Bed Handles Inc. has once again announced a recall of its adult portable bed handles due to serious entrapment and strangulation hazards as it has rec...
9/23/2015
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
A panel of the Food and Drug Administration has voted to recommend approval of a new flu vaccine designed for older adults. It would be the first s...
9/15/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A large, national clinical trial to study the effect of resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease found that a biomark...
9/9/2015
There are currently five medications approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer’s disease but these drugs mask the symptoms rather than stop the disease f...