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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.

10/21/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Independence, Managed Risk
The American Geriatrics Society and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have teamed up to educate healthcare providers and the public a...
10/21/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Family Relations, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Alzheimer’s is a transformative, thieving disease, robbing its targets of precious memories and much more and affecting women twice as often as men. T...
10/21/2014
cheatsheet, Engage, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
News and information about the recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in the United States is constantly changing. Here’s a roundup of helpful websites a...
10/15/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
Stories and news about Ebola are omnipresent today and whenever there’s a health scare in the headlines, scammers are sure to follow close behind.
10/15/2014
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued infection prevention and control recommendations for hospitalized patients with known or sus...
10/15/2014
cheatsheet, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The National Center for Health Statistics has released its latest data for mortality in the United States in 2012, revealing that life expectancy has ...
10/8/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institutes of Health announced a set of investments totaling $46 million to support the goals of the BRAIN initiative, a large-scale effo...
10/8/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department is sponsoring the development of a lower-cost, next-generation portable ventilator that could be used du...
10/1/2014
Age is the biggest risk factor for forgetfulness – and this can be perfectly normal, says Dr. Thomas Loepfe, a geriatrician with the Mayo Clinic Healt...
9/23/2014
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Medication Management
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is embarking on a vigorous campaign this flu season, specifically focusing on increasing the number of ...
9/23/2014
Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness
A person-centered, family-oriented approach honoring individual preferences and promoting quality of life through the end of life should be a national...
9/23/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Informed Consent, Reports
An alarmingly high 95 percent of emergency room patients mistake their emergency contact as their designated medical decision maker for end-of-life ca...
9/23/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Engage, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
9/23/2014
Learn more about crafting a state plan to address Alzheimer’s disease through a free webinar discussion of the new white paper, From Plan to Practice:...
9/16/2014
cheatsheet, Falls Prevention, Family Relations, Managed Risk
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is just next week, aptly celebrated on the first day of fall this year – September 23. This year’s theme is “Strong Tod...
9/16/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management
Long-term care communities now will be able to better assist in the disposal of prescription drugs belonging to current or former residents with the a...
9/16/2014
End of Life, Family Caregiver, Medicare
Strategies are needed to improve community-based long-term care services and supports to aid older adults and their informal caregivers, say researche...
9/2/2014
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
The Food and Drug Administration has announced it plans to take concerted efforts to improve the collection and availability of clinical trial data on...
9/2/2014
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Training in “mindfulness,” which is learning how to focus on the present moment, could help improve the emotional wellbeing of those with early-stage ...
8/26/2014
Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Three new National Institutes of Health research awards totaling more than $19 million over five years will address the growing proportion of the U.S....
8/19/2014
Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Senate Special Committee on Aging ventured outside of Washington, DC to hold a field hearing “”Alzheimer’s Disease: A Big Sky Approach to a Nation...
8/19/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
It was a man named Henry, confined to a wheelchair, slumping and inactive that changed Michael Rossato-Bennett’s life, and in turn the lives of many o...
8/13/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The American College of Cardiology has released a free online self-assessment curriculum designed for specialists and other clinicians caring for olde...
8/13/2014
Accreditation group CARF International is asking for input on its proposed new and revised standards for aging services dementia care specialty progra...
8/5/2014
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Medication Management
The National Diabetes Education Foundation has released a new guide to help adults address the emotional impact of diabetes via education and support ...
7/29/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare, Medication Management
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is altering rules designed to prevent it from paying twice for the same prescriptions for seniors who r...
7/29/2014
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Joint Commission has released an online educational tool designed to help in reducing infections in long-term care settings such as senior living ...
7/22/2014
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The nation’s Health and Human Services Department issued new guidance on person-centered planning and self-direction in June and a top official with t...
7/22/2014
cheatsheet, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Property Management, Reports
Residents, staff and family help make a senior living community the special place it is, but the design of a building inside and out can be just as im...
7/22/2014
The Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of...