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ALFA outlines federal and state public policy initiatives, HHS awards $55 million in funding to strengthen training for health professionals, global Alzheimer's rates continue to rise, and ALFA Award nominations reach their final week.
ALFA signs on to letter urging cognitive impairment screening for adults, former congressman with Alzheimer’s joins advisory council, employed family caregivers struggle with the juggle, and strut your stuff by nominating an ALFA Best of the Best.
Other senior living news articles featured in this week’s ALFA Update include a government agency looking more closely at senior living, new data from memory care communities, end-of-life options, and employee healthcare plans.
Other senior living news articles featured in this week’s ALFA Update address which senior living community was inspired by a tony Paris hotel, help beat scam artists with a new anti-fraud hotline for seniors, the low price tag of $140 billion fuels Congress to move on reforming physician payment schemes, some surprising findings on the smallest senior living communities, and innovative sales associate training.
Other senior living news articles featured in this week’s ALFA Update address what do you do when an 84-year-old driver runs over your three-year-old son, Chinese delegates compare notes with ALFA senior staff, minting new physicians isn’t the solution to an industry problem, the Affordable Care Act looks for its Emmy Award, and ALFA’s best of the best awards are now open.
Featured senior living news articles include: "Fueling a Passion for Senior Living Through ALFA Knight Program," "Luke’s Wings and ALFA Reunite Families with Wounded Veterans," and "Residential Care Communities Slow to Adopt E-Records."
Featured senior living news articles include: "Senate Roundtable Tackles Complexities of Healthspan vs. Lifespan," "Accountability, Loyalty and Strong Leadership Allow Community Staff to Flourish," and "Feds Issue Guidance for Reporting Financial Abuse of Older Adults."
Featured senior living news articles include: "Key Issues Impacting Senior Living Explored by Top Industry Executives," "Big Time Dining – Managing Dining Services in Senior Living," and "Learning New Skills Prevents Cognitive Decline in Seniors."
Featured senior living news articles include: "Aging Baby Boomers Continue to Postpone Retirement, Study Finds," "Personal Care Partner Improves Outcomes for Memory Care Residents," and "Fewer Americans Dying From Heart Disease, but Rates Expected to Climb."
Featured senior living news articles include: "Clinical and IT Staffs Partner for Improved Outcomes in Senior Living," "How the Federal Government Shutdown is Affecting Seniors," and "Provider Encourages Sales Staff to Build Meaningful Relationships."
Featured senior living news articles include, "CMS Decision Limits Coverage for Alzheimer’s Scans," "Automating Operations – Complex Needs Require Customized Solutions," and "Commission on Long-Term Care Releases Recommendations."
Featured senior living news articles include, "Another Report Confirms Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis," "Advocates Tell Congress the Story of Assisted Living," and "Multifaceted Green Strategy Brings Savings to New and Existing Communities."
Featured senior living news articles include, "Memory Care Takes Proactive Approach to Manage Aggressive Behavior ," "Advocacy Fly-In Seeks to Inform Congress that “We are Strong in the States”," and "First Class of ALFA Knights Advocate for Seniors."
Featured senior living news articles include, "Funding the Future – REITs Lead the Way ," "Wireless Network May Be the Next Big Thing in Fall Detection," and "Mobile App Solves Hospitality and Dining Issues with the Click of a Button."
Featured senior living news articles include, "States Continue to Improve Assisted Living Laws and Regulation," "Engagement Program Has New Residents Saying 'Wow!'," and "Increasing Brain Protein May Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss."
Featured senior living news articles include, "Massive Caregiver Shortage Expected in Coming Decades," "Court Upholds Specialty Healthcare Decision Allowing 'Micro-Unions'," and "Orientation Program Reduces Caregiver Turnover."
Featured senior living news articles include, "Despite Delays, Senior Living Providers Prepare for Health Care Reform," "Caregiver Leadership Development Program Improves Quality of Care," and "Commission on Long Term Care Points to Senior Care Funding Crisis."
Featured senior living news articles include, "The Road Ahead – What’s Next for the Senior Living Business?", "Famous Face Test May Reveal Early-Onset Dementia", and "Companywide Initiative Reduces Workplace Accidents"
Featured senior living news articles include, "As Resident Demographic Shifts, Assisted Living Adapts to Change", "Study Examines Americans’ Views on Aging", and "Anemic Seniors Found to Have 41% Higher Risk of Developing Dementia"
Featured senior living news articles include, "ALFA's Official Response to Frontline", "Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease 93% Accurate", and "ALFA’s Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Community"
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PharMerica Corporation and Onco360 announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which PharMerica has acquired a significant minority stake of Onco360. Under the terms of the agreement, PharMerica has the option to acquire the portion of Onco360 it does not already own over the next several years.
Senior Living Communities has promoted George Wright to the position of Senior Graphic Designer. In his new role, Wright will lead the team of graphic designers responsible for the design, creation, printing and distribution of advertisements, collateral material, event programs, invitations and other promotional materials used by the company.
In honor of National Alzheimer's Month, Emeritus Senior Living has launched a new website--www.jointheirjourney.com--that provides a variety of resources for people living with dementia and the people who care for them. 'Join Their Journey' is the name for Emeritus Senior Living's family-centered approach to memory care, which is available at 300 Emeritus communities.
Brookdale Senior Living is adding a 28-apartment memory care wing to its community in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The new apartment will be finished within a year of the project's approval.
Senior Living Communities announced that Gary Ventola has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Finance for the 9-community portfolio.
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