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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.

7/22/2014
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...
7/22/2014
Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh announced a new Boston Alzheimer’s initiative, becoming the first large city to join the national Alzheimer’s Workplace A...
7/15/2014
Brand Strategy, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Competitive Positioning, Consumer Intelligence, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Assisted living plays a crucial role in the lifecycle of many seniors, providing housing and care at a unique stage of life – but it is only one stage...
7/15/2014
California’s 2014-2015 fiscal year budget includes $820,000 of federal funds and legislative authority to implement a three-year Administration on Agi...
7/15/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
U.S. News and World Report has released its 2014 list of best hospitals across the country, including a look at the top hospitals for geriatric care.
7/9/2014
Facts and Figures, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports
Smokers are 45% more likely to develop dementia than non-smokers, according to new information published by the World Health Organization in concert w...
7/9/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
Approximately 54 million American adults age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to new data from the National Oste...
7/1/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of materials designed to facilitate conversations with older Americans about brain...
6/25/2014
cheatsheet, Managed Risk, Regulations, Risk Management
One of the most confounding laws faced by the senior living industry is HIPAA – the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. To help ALFA ...
6/25/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
About 80% of survey responders from 12 countries said Alzheimer’s is the condition they most fear experiencing, after cancer. In some countries such a...
6/17/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Award Programs, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology, Senior Living Industry Events
The Assisted Living Federation of America’s May conference in Phoenix was an outstanding success, complete with education, insight, networking and fun...
6/11/2014
cheatsheet, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
With an eye on reducing the statistic that one-third of adults age 65 and older falls each year, the National Institutes of Health and PCORI announced...
6/11/2014
The Health and Human Services Department is kicking off a campaign dubbed “Recruiting Older Adults into Research” or ROAR to raise research awareness ...
6/11/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Management
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the change of harmful drug interactions. The Food and Drug ...
6/11/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Policy in the States
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law new measures revising the state’s system for criminal background checks and makes significant changes f...
6/3/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, End of Life
Federal, state and local government agencies, private health care and social service providers along with academia all lack basic information about el...
6/3/2014
End of Life, Family Relations, Health Care, Managed Risk
More attention should be placed on advanced care planning in care delivery models, witnesses told lawmakers at a roundtable event hosted by the Senate...
5/28/2014
Land/Site Development, Managed Risk, Property Management
The Facilities Guidelines Institute has released an updated document of standards for the design and construction of residential health, care and supp...
5/22/2014
A roundup of recent news for senior living professionals.
5/13/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Managed Risk
The Food and Drug Administration has released a new set of general safety recommendations for patient lifts.
5/6/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Strategy
The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which goes by the peppier CARF International, has issued new standards of quality ap...
5/6/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Department of Health and Human Services has revised and expanded a host of goals and action steps in the new, 2014 update to its National Plan to ...
5/6/2014
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Management, Wellness Program
A group of state medical licensing boards has approved a model telemedicine policy emphasizing the use of video technology during a patient’s inaugura...
5/6/2014
Many seniors with a subtype of Alzheimer’s disease are often misdiagnosed and don’t receive proper treatment. Researchers said of the about 5.2 millio...
4/30/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Social Media
The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is much greater for sufferers of a restless sleep disorder, according to new research....
4/15/2014
The Bipartisan Policy Center last week launched a new initiative to find a politically and fiscally viable way to improve the financing and delivery o...
4/1/2014
Co-chairs of the Senate Alzheimer’s Task Force are urging fellow senators to sign on to their letter asking the Appropriations Committee to support re...
3/25/2014
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
End of life planning can be one of the most difficult discussions to have for any family, but deciding about that care when you are healthy can help t...