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Other featured senior living news stories include "The Big Sky State Addresses Alzheimer’s," "Why Crafting a State Alzheimer’s Plan Is Like Meeting an Elephant," and "Social Security Calls for Public Input on Its Strategic Vision for 2025."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Sen. Kirk Visits BMA Community to Discuss Medicare," "Accreditation Group CARF Seeks Input on Dementia Care Standards," and "IRS Warns of Rampant Phone Scams Currently Circulating."
Other featured senior living news stories include "ABLE Act Aims to Create Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled," "Medicare Alters Hospice Drug Reimbursement Rules," "New Educational Tool Available for Reducing Long-Term Care Infections," and "HUD Updates Assisted Living Mortgage Documents."
Featured senior living news stories include: "HHS Offers New Guidance on Person-Centered Planning, Self-Direction," "Study: Building Design Principles Key to Supportive Environment," and "Government Health Agencies Host Alzheimer’s Webinars."
Other featured senior living news stories include "A Look at the Care Continuum of 55-Plus and Independent Living," "California Begins Dementia Initiative for Cal MediConnect Beneficiaries," and "Minnesota Houses Top Hospital with Best Geriatric Care."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Changes on Horizon for Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries," "Elder Abuse Prevention Advocates Release Framework to Move Dialogue Forward," and "Smokers at Higher Risk for Developing Dementia."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Supreme Court Finds Home-Health Workers Do Not Have to Join Certain Public Sector Unions," "New Toolkit Offers Questionnaires to Improve Care by Highlighting Person-Centered Practices," and "Long-Term Care Provider Survey Efforts Needs Your Participation."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Senior Medicare Patrol Helps Recoup $9M in Medicare, Medicaid Recoveries," "ALFA Offers Toolkit to Help Navigate HIPAA," "Make Your Industry Smarter! Complete the ALFA Senior Living Compensation Survey," and "All About Alzheimer’s: Misconceptions, New Study Gets Underway, Rite Aid Reactions."
Other featured senior living news stories include: "Highlights from the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo; Get a Taste of What to Expect Next Year," "High-Tech from the Ground Up," and "California’s Long-Term Care Concerns Diverge Among Ethnicities."
Other featured senior living news stories include: "HHS Encourages Older Americans to Participate in Alzheimer’s Trials," "FDA Tips Highlight How Medicines Affect Us as We Age," "Minnesota Revises Criminal Background Check System," and "Senior Living’s Role in Preventing and Identifying Financial Elder Abuse."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Minnesota Ranks Healthiest for Seniors; Southern State Comes in Last," "Experts: U.S. Should Reexamine Advance Care Planning," "Senior Living Internet Shoppers Are a New Breed," and "HUD Issues New Handbook for Senior Housing Loans."
Other featured stories include "FGI Issues New Construction Guidelines for Assisted Living," "NIA Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers," and "Bed Handles Inc. Recalls Product After Three Women Die of Entrapment."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Lawmaker Calls for Investigation into Veterans’ Health Care Delays," "AARP Pushes for Change to Age Discrimination Law," and "Study: Active Aging Industry Ready to Meet Older Consumer Expectations."
Other featured senior living news stories include "HHS Releases Updates, Revisions to National Alzheimer’s Plan," "Medical Licensing Boards OK Telemedicine Policy," and "Senate Panel Examines Metals Scams Targeting Older Americans."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Executive Directors Innovate at ALFA Leadership Program," "Enter the 2014 ALFA Senior Living by Design Competition," and "CMS Expected to Expand 5-Star Rating System to Home Health Firms."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Senate Panel Investigates Publishers Clearing House for Deceptive Marketing Practices," "Proposed CMS Life Safety Codes Would Affect Senior Living Communities," "Rethinking the Value of Your Community’s Landscapes," and "Maximize Your 2014 Conference & Expo Experience."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Bipartisan Think Tank to Examine Long-Term Care Issues," "ALFA Urges NRLB to Keep Current Union Election Rules," "Webinar: Helping Future Residents Find the Right Community," and "Voting Open for Senior Art Showcase Competition."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Celebrate Seniors in May - Older Americans Month," "Hospice Organizations Invited to Try New Medicare Model," "Mature Media Awards Accepting Nominations," and "Learn More About ALFAPAC via Webinar This Week."
Other featured senior living news stories include "House Panel Chairman Kline Outlines Key Issues for ALFA Roundtable," "New Tools Curb Medicare Fraud, But Problems Persist," and "ALFA Urges Members to Ask Senators to Sign Alzheimer's Funding Letter."
Other featured senior living stories include "Doumas Named CEAL Interim Executive Director," "Entrepreneurs Flock to Innovate Technology for Older Americans," and "Federal Agencies Encourage People Over 50 to Become Organ Donors."

MEMBERS in the News

Health Care REIT announced today that Sergio Rivera has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rivera currently serves as President of The Americas for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Vacation Ownership, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
McKesson Medical-Surgical and OnShift announced an agreement to bring labor management solutions for cost control, greater efficiencies and improved quality to long-term care providers. OnShift’s SaaS and mobile-based staff scheduling and labor management software allows providers to predict overtime, staff their communities based on resident census and acuity, and gain enterprise-wide visibility into staffing.
Briggs Healthcare, the leader in healthcare documentation and regulatory services, is happy to announce a partnership with ecfirst, home of the HIPAA Academy™, which specializes in providing HIPAA compliance consulting services, training and certification, resource tools and much more!
Congratulations to the residents and staff of Emeritus of Vinings in Atlanta, GA, a Brookdale senior living community, who will get 100 live lobsters flown in from Maine with all the fixings for a good old-fashioned “Lobstah” Bake courtesy of Life Care Funding, a firm that converts life insurance policies into long-term health-care funds.
More than three-dozen professional caregivers at assisted living communities, in-home care agencies, Alzheimer's care facilities, adult day centers, and nursing homes were nominated for the Caring Champions distinction by their clients, co-workers, and employers. Caring.com visitors cast nearly 4,400 social media votes for their favorite nomination stories, and a panel of judges chose the following top-ten caregivers to receive cash bonuses from Caring.com.

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