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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.

12/8/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Legislation, News, Public Policy, Research
On December 7, the Senate voted 94-5 to approve the 21st Century Cures Act bill. The bill seeks to expedite the process of getting new drugs and medi...
12/6/2016
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, making up 11.6 percent of all register...
12/6/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, News
Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.
12/6/2016
Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.
12/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Falls Prevention, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, News, Research, Risk Management
Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data,...
12/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, Long Term Care Insurance, News
The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
11/29/2016
Engage, Managed Risk, News
An initial focus of the partnership will be on developing research related to human capital benefits benchmarking in senior living and risk management...
11/21/2016
Advocacy, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, Medication Management, News, Public Policy
Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of vote...
11/21/2016
“Mini brains” grown in a lab and small enough to fit on the head of a pin are helping researchers better understand how the brain works and in turn, b...
11/10/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure
The Social Security Administration has launched a new health information technology initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs enabling all So...
11/10/2016
Loneliness in cognitively normal older adults may actually be an early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research based on data f...
11/10/2016
The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers,...
11/1/2016
Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to in...
11/1/2016
As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study ...
10/20/2016
A new gene therapy treatment being tested by a team of researchers prevents the plaque deposits known to cause Alzheimer’s disease from being formed.
10/20/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, News, Science and Technology
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for public comment on the clinical evaluation of software as a medical device, or SaMD (PDF...
10/13/2016
ALFA Events, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Research
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight ...
10/13/2016
ALFA Events, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Facts and Figures, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight ...
10/6/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
A means to prevent Alzheimer’s disease is not in the near future, but a variety of diagnostic and treatment strategies can improve quality of life by ...
10/4/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Researchers estimate that up to 60 percent of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease also have Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
9/28/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Quality of Life
Scripted Improv is a federally funded clinical study on systematic non-pharmacological engagement treatment for people experiencing dementia.
9/28/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Reports, Research
According to the report, currently only half of those in high income countries and one in 10 or less in low and middle income countries have received ...
9/15/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News
The National Institute on Aging has launched the third phase of an initiative to better understand Alzheimer’s disease by identifying and validating b...
9/15/2016
Facts and Figures, Human Resources, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Research, Staffing & Performance
In 2012, more than 2.5 million Medicare beneficiaries had a dementia diagnosis, according to a new study published in JAMDA (Journal of American Medic...
9/15/2016
Executive Talent Management, Health Care, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Organization Development, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
Senior Living Executive magazine recently spoke with memory care and human resource experts in senior living about what they look for in excellent mem...
9/7/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News
At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival, visitors to the IBM Cognitive Studio were asked to respond to three questions. The results showed that out of...
9/1/2016
ALFA Events, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Managed Risk, News, Organizational Culture, Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events
Willis Towers Watson, in partnership with Argentum, is hosting the annual Willis Towers Watson annual Senior Living Conference in Chicago, October 19-...
9/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Knowledge Management, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News
The Health and Human Services Department is seeking public input on its efforts to make it easier for patients’ medical records to follow them through...
8/25/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health Care, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Reports, Research
Overall prescription drug spending in the United States rose by 17 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new data released by the Centers for Medica...
8/25/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Science and Technology
Medical device companies will pay about $1 billion in fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2018 to 2022 to give the agency resources to...