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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.

7/21/2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the way it pays for primary care with a focus on care management and behavioral a...
7/21/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Reports, Research
A gene variant whose carriers are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than other people may show its effects on the brain and thinking in child...
7/13/2016
C-TAC is hosting the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care – the premier event for visionaries in advanced illness care who are actively reshaping ...
7/13/2016
Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, News, Resident and Family Services
The Administration on Community Living has announced grant awards of approximately $1.2 million designed to help older adults have access to legal ser...
7/7/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Engage, Membership, News, Resident and Family Services
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently warned of phone scams targeting Ohio grandparents, following an increase in complaints. In the past month, ...
7/7/2016
Advocacy, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Research, Resident and Family Services
The latest draft bill from the House Appropriations Committee for funding programs in fiscal 2017 includes $73.2 billion for the Health and Human Serv...
7/7/2016
CEO, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, News, Provider Member, Research, Senior Living Executive
Senior Living Executive magazine is conducting a survey to collect data for the annual largest senior living providers list. Current industry data cre...
7/7/2016
All States, Community Awareness and Education, Consumer Intelligence, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Membership, News, Policy in the States, Research, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Rhode Island has released a new plan designed to enable the state’s growing population of older adults to safely remain living at home and in communit...
7/7/2016
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, All States, Elder Abuse, News
A final rule governing Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs became effective July 1 and the Administration for Community Living now plans to review state...
6/29/2016
Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for se...
6/29/2016
Engage, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Eli Lilly has worked for nearly 30 years on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease by focusing on a protein called tau but is changing its tactics in hopes for...
6/23/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Health and Wellness, Legislation, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16. The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA...
6/23/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, News, Quality of Life
Two Butler BlueSox players recently learned the finer points of Bingo during a game with their fellow residents at IntegraCare’s Newhaven Court at Cle...
6/16/2016
Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Hero Awards, Membership
Argentum staff this week visited Kensington Senior Living’s Kensington Park in Maryland. The community’s executive director, Mary Mell, kindly invited...
6/8/2016
Senior living advocates and others honor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 to recognize the importance of raising awareness of this issue.
6/2/2016
Facts and Figures, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Research
Seventy-year-old women are at a greater risk of falling compared to men, according to new research published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Ter...
6/2/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Senior Living Options, Wellness Program
Vermont reigns as the healthiest state for older adults, according to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, followed by New Hampshire, Min...
6/2/2016
cheatsheet, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Research, Resident and Family Services, Senior Living Options, Wellness Program
Total spending on healthcare for a family of four with employer-sponsored health insurance will rise to more than $25,000 in 2016, according to the Mi...
6/2/2016
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Technology & Informatics, Research, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure, Wellness Program
Argentum is pleased to partner with Aging2.0 to conduct the 2016 Senior Care Innovation & Technology Use Survey to advance a greater understanding abo...
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...