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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.

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...
3/25/2014
Diane Doumas has been named interim Executive Director for the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living, a collaborative of 11 diverse national organi...
3/25/2014
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care
Think you’re too old to donate an organ? Think again! Any age is the right age to sign up to be an organ donor, says the Administration on Aging.
3/25/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A protein may hold the key to who gets Alzheimer’s, reports The New York Times, and it may have to do with stress.
3/19/2014
The intimacy and sexuality of older Americans is a topic of great importance to senior living communities as they work to ensure residents are treated...
3/19/2014
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
There could be as many as 16 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2050 at a cost of $1.2 trillion with women at a much higher risk of ...
3/19/2014
While recent news reports trumpeted a new blood test designed to detect Alzheimer’s disease, the Boston Globe reports that the test is still years awa...
3/11/2014
cheatsheet, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Alzheimer’s disease is nearly as lethal as the two biggest killers in the United States, according to a new study. Approximately 500,000 people died i...
3/5/2014
Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) asked at a hearing about Alzheimer’s funding what the National Institutes of Health is doing ...
3/5/2014
The National Institute on Aging has released an updated version of its Alzheimer’s Disease Progress report.The initiatives, objectives, and advances d...
2/27/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Alzheimer’s disease can affect people at any income level said Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski at a subcommittee hearing on the rising cost...
2/26/2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that for the first time quality measures have been added to a website designed to help...
2/26/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Scientists have found when adding compounds called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, to the lifelong diets of laboratory mice, the animals dev...
2/19/2014
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Management
Five large national pharmacy chains overseeing more than 20,000 stores have agreed to use the Blue Button health information sharing initiative starte...
2/19/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Nutrition is an important factor when considering the health of seniors with dementia, with a new report finding that up to 45 percent of dementia suf...
2/11/2014
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Science and Technology
A volunteer at Clare Bridge, a Brookdale Senior Living community in Overland Park, Kansas, writes in the Huffington Post about the 10 things people wi...
2/11/2014
Falls Prevention, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
President Obama recently signed the fiscal year 2014 bill funding the federal government, including $5 million from the Prevention and Public Health F...
2/11/2014
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently unveiled a new website offering information to assisted living communities, nursing homes and ...
2/4/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Project Lifesaver CEO Gene Saunders learned more than a few things during his career as a police captain and SWAT team commander, including that findi...
2/4/2014
Ten bill drug companies have joined with the National Institutes of Health to study Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis and lupus. Under a five-year coll...
1/29/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Can you imagine a way to show older adults with dementia that a stove burner has been left on or is too hot to touch? What about a better way to teach...
1/29/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
It’s closing in on the financial fourth quarter for a Dallas Cowboys star with dementia. Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright, 68, is among more than 4,500 N...
1/23/2014
For most of 2013, at least 25 percent of contracts for the Medicare prescription drug benefit known as Medicare Part D had one or more plans suppresse...
1/23/2014
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of guides and interactive tools to help health care providers more safely use electroni...
1/14/2014
Memory care has come a long way. From a not-too-distant past when little was known about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to the present day when the ...
1/14/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Physical Plant, Wellness Program
Aquatic pools offer a host of advantages for senior living residents. Here are four benefits of warm water therapy.
1/14/2014
ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Strategy
How much do you really know about the Affordable Care Act’s 500 provisions? The day Congress struck a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown, Davi...
1/2/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2013. Last year’s most widely read topics include public poli...