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10/30/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "New Paper from SCAN, Avalere Address Healthcare Sustainability Strategy," "Alzheimer’s Group Hosts National Memory Screening Day," and "Serving Our Seniors, Serving Our Military."
10/22/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Ebola Resources: What You Need to Know," "Administration for Community Living Reorganizes, Including Elder Rights Office," and "National Quality Forum to Craft HCBS Quality Measurement Framework."
10/16/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Ebola Scammers Target Older Americans, Others in Health Supplement Schemes," "Life Expectancy at Record High in United States," and "White House Unveils Conference on Aging Website."
10/09/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Domestic Violence Impacts Older Americans Too," "NIH Spurs Brain Study Efforts with $46M Investments," and "Emeritus ‘Smart Store’ Empowers Staff, Reduces Cost."
10/02/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "ALFA Opens Nominations for 2015 Awards," "Call for Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers," "Best of the Best: Why ‘Living Life on Purpose’ Is Important," and "All About Alzheimer’s: Senior Moments, Insomnia Drug Risks, Down Syndrome and Effective Tests."
09/24/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include: "Institute of Medicine Says End-of-Life Care Must Be National Priority," "Emergency Room Patients Confused by Contact Information Requests," and "Best of the Best Awards Accepting Nominations Next Week."
09/17/2014
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."
09/11/2014
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."
09/04/2014
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."
08/20/2014
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."
08/14/2014
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."
07/30/2014
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."
07/23/2014
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."
07/17/2014
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."
07/10/2014
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."
07/07/2014
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."
06/26/2014
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."
06/18/2014
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."
06/12/2014
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."
06/05/2014
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."

MEMBERS in the News

10/27/2014
GSLA's 16th Annual Conference and Trade Show, October 28th-29th, will consist of two days focused on enlightening attendees on critical senior living issues through a series of educational sessions. This year, Bild & Co. will play a prominent role with two educational speakers and management of GSLA's full-scale digital presence.
10/17/2014
Bild & Company, one of the nation's leading senior healthcare consulting firms announced the acquisition of Primo Solutions, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Both Bild and Primo Solutions have been providing premier mystery shopping services to senior living and healthcare organizations for more than a decade.
10/16/2014
Vi at Bentley Village commemorates a significant step forward in its $70 million dollar redevelopment with a celebratory grand opening and two ribbon cutting ceremonies today at its new, stand-alone Sales Center.
10/14/2014
Join Sunrise Senior Living for a quick, high-impact series of 30-minute webinars and Virtual Networking Sessions followed by a Career Expo—all designed specifically for busy Senior Living professionals.
10/14/2014
Briggs Healthcare®, the leader in Home Health and Hospice documentation and regulatory solutions, announced a partnership with CareVoyant, an integrated software solution for Home Care, Long Term Care and Outpatient Medical Practices. “We are excited that this partnership with CareVoyant will offer the Briggs documentation that healthcare professionals have come to know and trust, now in a convenient and efficient electronic format.” says Jeff Kane, Vice President of Marketing.

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