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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.

8/26/2015
End of Life, Engage, Managed Risk, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has announced that National Memory Screening Week will take place the first week of November and participating s...
8/26/2015
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
There are currently about 46.8 million people around the globe living with dementia with those figures expected to nearly double every 20 years, find...
8/26/2015
Facts and Figures, Medication Management, Reports
More than 70 percent of Americans feel that drug costs are unreasonable and that drug companies are more concerned with profits than people, according...
8/26/2015
ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Membership, Professional Development, Senior Living Leadership Forum
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho...
8/20/2015
Ageism, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Managed Risk
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to roll out resources to help families and caregivers manage finances of older adults with a new su...
8/20/2015
The Dementia Action Alliance has a released a new report outlining language use related to dementia, noting that these words currently used to describ...
8/20/2015
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Senior Living Options, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Senior living providers are discovering that when it comes to serving residents with cognitive impairments, senior housing needs to do the things it a...
8/11/2015
Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The National Council on Aging is offering a webinar Aug. 13 on new resources and tools to use in falls prevention efforts and for Falls Prevention Awa...
8/11/2015
End of Life, Engage, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Volunteers are needed for clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s and related research. To find out more, click on a trial name below and contact the ...
8/11/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
US Against Alzheimer’s, the Mayo Clinic and two universities have been approved for a three-year contract of up to $1.56 million by the Patient-Center...
8/5/2015
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Administration for Community Living is offering a new online suite of resources related to brain health, including dementia care. The ACL’s Bra...
8/5/2015
Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is focused on making falls prevention a routine part of clinical care through its initiative called STE...
7/29/2015
Business Planning, Dining, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Property Management, Value-Added Amenities and Services
As Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent among the nation’s older adults, senior living communities are creating innovative ways to create nurturing envi...
7/29/2015
Falls Prevention, Managed Risk
The Administration on Aging, part of the federal government’s Administration for Community Living, announced the award of $4 million in new grants to ...
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...
7/1/2015
Business Planning, Featured Magazine Articles, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Wellness Program
Providers leverage the latest research on physical exercise, sensory inputs, and more to provide better resident care and delay the onset of Alzheimer...
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...