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Health and Wellness

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research, news and public awareness efforts related to health and wellness. The more the public is aware of issues affecting elders, the better we can take action to make sure each elder has the quality care and quality life that they deserve.

2/18/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The Administration for Community Living is seeking to strengthen the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs with a new rule due to prior “significant incon...
2/18/2015
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association focusing on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States cautions that costs could s...
2/4/2015
Early onset Alzheimer’s disease is in the spotlight with the new movie “Still Alice.” The film is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, although i...
1/27/2015
Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
Declining cognition is associated with a significant decline in financial literacy, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.
1/27/2015
End of Life, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Researchers analyzed data among individuals age 65 and over and found an 8 percent increase in falls, or about a 30 percent rise in falls, from 1998-2...
1/7/2015
Congress recently signed a funding bill including the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, enabling scientists at the National Institutes of Health to tell...
1/7/2015
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last month showing that the flu is now widespread across the United States, although it’s...
12/22/2014
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Hearings, Medication Management
The Senate Special Committee on Aging released a report focusing on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program, and ...
12/17/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
The future of disability among older American adults will be affected by how the United States prepares for and manages a complex array of fiscal, med...
12/9/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a long-term care toolkit with resources for senior living communities to provide access to...
12/9/2014
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Policy in the States
New Hampshire recently hosted a conference to address aging issues in New England, attended by political and civic leaders from Maine, Vermont, and Ne...
12/4/2014
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an official health advisory due to the high frequency in the United States of the H3N2 virus...
12/3/2014
Most people with dementia never have screening, according to a new study published in the online issue of Neurology. “These results suggest that appro...
12/3/2014
Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging offers holiday hints for caregivers of those who have Alzheimer’s disease. The tip sheet is available as an eBook and ...
11/18/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
It’s now open season for people seeking to switch health coverage plans and that means watch out for scams, says the Federal Trade Commission. The ...
11/10/2014
Business Planning, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Strategy
Senior living residents are encouraging providers to put increasing emphasis on brain health initiatives, according to Senior Living Executive. Senior...
11/10/2014
Although concerns over Ebola are abating in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to disseminate information abo...
11/4/2014
Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Health and Wellness, President's Council, Quality of Life, Wellness Program
Fox Rehabilitation of Cherry Hill, N.J., garnered a Program to Spotlight award in 2014 for its Fox Optimal Living Program. Truly good health is as ...
10/30/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Health Care
The SCAN Foundation and Avalere Health have created a new comprehensive brochure “Establishing the Financial Sustainability of Your Organization’s Per...
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...
10/21/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Quality of Life
The National Quality Forum is embarking on a new two-year project to create a framework for quality measurement for residents living in a community wh...
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
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States and while nearly half of domestic violence victims first experience it between the a...
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
The National Center for Health Statistics is still conducting the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which includes a sample of...
10/1/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Choice, Dining, Engage, Health and Wellness, Wellness Program
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
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 ...