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Community Awareness and Education

Articles on senior living
The following ALFA Update articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research, news and public awareness efforts related to resident engagement, health and wellness, elder abuse and ageism, etc. 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. Please share these articles to help educate your colleagues, family and friends on methods of identifying and proactively addressing generational differences and differences in culture, backgrounds and attitudes in order to ensure a safe environment for residents.

5/25/2016
cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Education
US Against Alzheimer’s is urging advocates of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to tell the U.S. Postal Service that it’s time to stamp out the a...
5/25/2016
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Research
Hurricane season is here. After a disaster, it’s common for families and individuals to feel stress and anxiety over their health and safety and this ...
5/25/2016
cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Resident and Family Services
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its part to celebrate Older Americans Month by collaborating with Meals on Wheels to offer a placema...
5/19/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicare, Research, Wellness Program
The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward go...
5/19/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Research, Wellness Program
Chronological age has almost no role in accounting for differences in older adults’ health and well-being, according to a new study out of the Univers...
5/10/2016
Advocacy, Choice, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Core Principles, Dignity, Independence, Quality of Life, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities this year and is looking to identify more compr...
5/9/2016
Argentum’s Memory Care Executive Peer Group with the support of MatrixCare has commissioned a new project to recognize innovations improving resident ...
5/6/2016
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing Argentum Board member and Welltower CEO and Director Tom DeRosa as its national honoree at the Brain Ball, ...
5/4/2016
Core Principles, Health Care, Organization Development, Partnerships
HCP and Argentum will collaborate on developing research related to senior housing, healthcare investment and other aspects of the senior living indus...
5/4/2016
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The aroma of rosemary essential oil reportedly can aid people over age 65 in their ability to remember events and to complete tasks at designated time...
5/4/2016
ALFA Conference & Expo, Disabilities, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Hero Awards, Provider Member, Quality of Life
Argentum will celebrate senior living heroes at the annual Hero Awards Ceremony with the help of journalist and ceremony emcee Soledad O’Brien, recogn...
5/4/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Reports
The Centers for Disease Control has released “Health, United States, 2015” with statistics on an enormous amount of health issues and categories throu...
4/27/2016
Consumer Intelligence, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
Over the next 15 years, adopting healthy behaviors, developing better treatments and improving access to high quality care for chronic disease would r...
4/27/2016
Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Falls Prevention, Managed Risk, Reports
An increasing number of people in Europe and North American are expected to use personal emergency response systems (PERS), growing at an annual compo...
4/27/2016
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA cre...
4/20/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Management
The majority of adults over 50 think prescription drugs are too expensive and most says it’s important for politicians to support efforts to make thes...
4/20/2016
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, shows new research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
4/14/2016
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Legislation
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization is heading to President Obama for his signature after it has passed the House and Senate.
4/14/2016
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Administration for Community Living has developed a three-part set of materials on medications and the aging brain, available by clicking on the B...
4/6/2016
Career Resources, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness
With an average salary of $443,000 annually, orthopedists are the highest paid physician type, according to a new compensation report from Medscape, f...
4/6/2016
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets ...
3/30/2016
ALFA Conference & Expo, Continuing Education, Disabilities, Engage, Health and Wellness, Professional Development
Led by Dr. Dilip V. Jeste, one of the preeminent thought leaders in the area of successful aging, this EDLI session shares recent research findings on...
3/29/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Science and Technology
The U.S. market for active aging technology includes 85 million Americans, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association and its ...
3/22/2016
Consumer Intelligence, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Reports
The increasing burden of chronic disease is the single most important threat to the health of American families and a drain on the U.S. economy, accor...
3/17/2016
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a brief focusing on information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American ...
3/17/2016
Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The U.S. Administration on Aging is planning on offering up to eight two-year grants for evidence-based falls prevention programs.
3/17/2016
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Three million Americans receive care in U.S. nursing homes and skilled nursing communities each year and nearly 1 million reside in assisted living co...
3/1/2016
Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Managed Risk
The National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging is holding a webinar March 3 at 3 p.m. ET. "Falls Prevention for Adults Aging with Disabilities...
3/1/2016
Featured Magazine Articles, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Space Planning and Design
Senior living advocates have a new option to help residents experiencing dementia. This initiative educates the general population about how to help m...
3/1/2016
Exercise has been touted for its many health benefits, but a new study shows it can also help prevent or slow Alzheimer’s disease.