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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.

12/6/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, News
Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.
12/6/2016
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, making up 11.6 percent of all register...
12/6/2016
Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.
12/1/2016
Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, News, Research
The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently releas...
12/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, Long Term Care Insurance, News
The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Membership, News
In October, Argentum and other leading industry associations entered into a new agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation. The 2016 agreemen...
11/21/2016
Advocacy, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, Medication Management, News, Public Policy
Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of vote...
11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, News, Reports, Research
Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabe...
11/16/2016
The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focus...
11/1/2016
Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to in...
11/1/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, News
A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and e...
11/1/2016
As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study ...
10/20/2016
Core Principles, Engage, Featured Magazine Articles, News, Senior Living Executive
Seven major themes emerged from responses to an Argentum survey designed to develop a snapshot of senior living operators, challenges and opportunitie...
10/13/2016
ALFA Events, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Research
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight ...
10/13/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Research
Older adults are more willing than younger people to take medical risks if they perceive the benefits to be high, according to a new study published i...
10/13/2016
ALFA Events, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Facts and Figures, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight ...
10/13/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News, Research
People around the world are living longer than in any time in human history, but new research says we’ve hit the upper limits of longevity. Dr. Jan Vi...
10/6/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
A means to prevent Alzheimer’s disease is not in the near future, but a variety of diagnostic and treatment strategies can improve quality of life by ...
10/4/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Researchers estimate that up to 60 percent of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease also have Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
9/28/2016
The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, or C-TAC, has concurrently launched C-TAC Innovations and announced a long-term partnership with Gundersen H...
9/28/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Reports, Research
According to the report, currently only half of those in high income countries and one in 10 or less in low and middle income countries have received ...
9/28/2016
Advocacy, Advocacy Fly-In, ALFA Events, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, News, Public Policy
The landscape of long term care policy is changing and senior living leaders would be well served to continue to lean in on the issues to shape the de...
9/28/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Quality of Life
Scripted Improv is a federally funded clinical study on systematic non-pharmacological engagement treatment for people experiencing dementia.
9/20/2016
The Administration on Aging has announced the release of more than $1 million to the senior advocacy group Justice in Aging to create a new National C...
9/15/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News
The National Institute on Aging has launched the third phase of an initiative to better understand Alzheimer’s disease by identifying and validating b...
9/7/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News
At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival, visitors to the IBM Cognitive Studio were asked to respond to three questions. The results showed that out of...
9/7/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Memory Care Education, News
The National Institutes of Health has released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 outlining the optimal approach it would take to meet the resea...
9/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Knowledge Management, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News
The Health and Human Services Department is seeking public input on its efforts to make it easier for patients’ medical records to follow them through...
8/25/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health Care, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Reports, Research
Overall prescription drug spending in the United States rose by 17 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new data released by the Centers for Medica...
8/25/2016
Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Family Relations, News, Policy in the States, Reports, Research, Resident and Family Services
Counties throughout the United States have developed effective community-based efforts to prevent, identify and respond to financial exploitation of o...