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Other featured senior living news stories include "New Resources Available in Fight Against Elder Abuse," "Study: Nearly Half of Medicare Beneficiaries Have Difficulty with Daily Activities," and "Long-Term Care Communities Now Able to Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Independent Living Communities Now Eligible for EPA Energy Star Certification," "National Health Care Expenditures Expected to Grow Due to Expanded Coverage, Stronger Economy," and "ALFA Best of the Best Awards Nominations Open October 1."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Health Expert Lee Talks to NIC About Senior Housing Trends and the Future of Health Care," "FDA Releases Plan to Improve Data on Ethnic, Minority Subgroups," "All About Alzheimer’s: Mindfulness Training, Down Syndrome and Smart Sensors," and "Member Blog Roundup: Roommates, WWII Pilot, and Gypsy the Gray Parrot."
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."

MEMBERS in the News

Bild & Company announced the hiring of two seasoned executives for its Training and Marketing divisions. Dee Bailey will work as a Census and Sales Strategist to help healthcare providers strengthen their sales culture and improve occupancy by training and coaching the Bild Sales Systems.
Health Care REIT announced that, based on acquisitions closed thus far in the third quarter and potential acquisitions for which HCN has signed a letter of intent or other customary preliminary documentation, HCN anticipates acquiring approximately $1.7 billion of properties in the second half of 2014.
In gratitude and appreciation for their service to our country, an upcoming car show and BBQ will help support an Honor Flight for about 20 Kansas City veterans to Washington D.C. for Veteran’s Day. The veterans are residents at Brookdale senior living communities in the metro area and the company is hoping they will be flown to the nation’s capital November 11 as part of the Honor Flight Network.
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care announces a $7.5 million expansion and renovation of Stratford Commons, Johnson County’s premier memory care community for seniors. The 34,000 square-foot expansion includes 38 new private suites, four couples suites, a rehabilitation gym and new dining venue, among other amenities.
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has been recognized as a winner of the 2014 Healthiest Employers, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Heffernan ranked #2 on the list, moving up from #4 the prior year.

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