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.
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...
Tools for prolonging and improving cognitive ability help many senior living residents stay sharp.
Geriatrician and memory care expert Dr. G. Allen Power on how senior living can support a much-needed focus on well-being and engagement.
The Administration for Community Living is hosting a webinar next month “Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging w...
The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging has issued a statement reminding seniors and their families of persistent scams during tax seaso...
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, cheatsheet, Dignity, Policy in the States, Regulations
A Utah lawmaker is reviving a bill that would permit residents of assisted living communities, or their representatives, to install cameras in their r...
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Reports
Senior living communities could reduce emergency department visits by implementing telemedicine, according to a new study published in Telemedicine an...
Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
U.S. healthcare costs are disproportionately concentrated among older adults with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations, with disparit...
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The White House Conference on Aging has released its final report from a year-long dialogue with older Americans, families, caregivers, and advocates ...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity
The Administration for Community Living has announced the 2016 Older Americans Month theme – Blaze a Trail.
Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last year’s most widely read topics include reports on ...
All About Alzheimer’s: Unprecedented Government Funding, Linguistics, Stress and a Link with Prostate Cancer
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The National Institutes of Health has released its annual report 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure,” det...
The United States needs to strengthen its efforts to better protect the country from new infectious diseases, according to a new study that found stat...
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The pressure that the aging of America places on the nation is not evenly distributed among all states, according to a new report on healthiest states...
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging offers a free toolkit to spur healthy aging and research participation by older adults. NIA, along with the Centers fo...
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansi...
CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The majority of residents living in residential care communities, or 53 percent, are age 85 and older, show the latest data from the 2014 National Stu...
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which has a mission to protect the investing public against fraud and best practices, has just wrapped up...
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management
The Senate Special Committee on Aging this week is holding a hearing on the sudden price spikes in off-patent drugs. Witnesses offering their perspect...
Health and Wellness, Health Care
U.S. spending on healthcare continues its slow growth rate with an increase of 3.6 percent in 2013 – the lowest growth rate in 50 years, according to ...
Ageism, Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Ageism is a fact of life today, mostly felt by older generations, but in reverse by some members of younger generations, too.
All About Alzheimer’s: Slowing the Aging Process, Digital Health Apps, Sense of Smell as Alzheimer’s Indicator
Scientists have developed an experimental medication that aids in ameliorating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing down the aging process. T...