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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Health and Wellness, Reports
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, shows new research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
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.
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...
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...
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets ...
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...
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 ...
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...
The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a brief focusing on information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Exercise has been touted for its many health benefits, but a new study shows it can also help prevent or slow Alzheimer’s disease.
In a review of multiple studies on financial abuse conducted in countries around the world, “it appears that financial abuse is either the most or sec...
Ninety-four percent of older adults in the United States have age-related damage to at least one sense, with the most prevalent loss related to a sens...
CEO, cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
One of Argentum’s key imperatives is to more deeply understand best practices in memory care. To help meet that goal, Argentum has launched an initiat...
Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
The National Institutes of Health has launched a public health campaign on the link between hypertension and cognitive decline and dementia.
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Be sure to wash your hands on Sunday before any high-fives at a Super Bowl party, says a Cornell University economist who found that geographical area...
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Eating more seafood is not linked to a likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and in fact may help in preventing cognitive decline, according to...
Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Membership
Argentum has announced a key first step in defining a model for quality and accountability in senior living by introducing a first generation of quali...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Resident Engagement
Although senior living communities advertise as offering the cruise-ship lifestyle, this lifestyle is not reducing the loneliness and depression that ...
As nutritional science continues to show connections between successful aging and specific foods, senior living dining executives upgrade and expand m...
At a time when assistive technology devices are being developed to assist aging seniors, family caregivers continue to rely on people and online infor...
Caring for residents in the 21st century requires monitoring the latest research on the science of aging and keeping up with trends in what it means t...