Advance Care Planning

What did the resident want? Let's check the video

What did the resident want? Let's check the video

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More senior living residents are using video to document their end-of-life care wishes. Experts agree that these videos can help bring clarity to a subject that is often buried in confusion and doubt.

Advance care planning is appropriate and necessary for all senior living residents

Advance care planning is appropriate and necessary for all senior living residents

The best time to complete advance care planning is when things are stable and before a crisis arises for an older adult, and senior living communities can help in the process.

More news for Monday, Aug. 21

Despite advance directive, woman with dementia denied her last wish, spouse says ... All-terrain wheelchair allows senior living residents to experience the outdoors ... Campers from assisted living community find the woods are good medicine ... Hard-won advice in books on aging and elder care

Diane Rehm advocates for choice at end of life

Diane Rehm advocates for choice at end of life

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A talk in which National Public Radio's Diane Rehm shared experiences related to her late husband's battle with Parkinson's disease and decision to end his life were a highlight of Wednesday's programming at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, which also included the presentation of several awards.

Survey reveals barriers to end-of-life, advance care planning discussions

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A new survey reveals barriers to discussions about end-of-life and advance care planning, areas recently identified as priorities for assisted living by an AMDA committee.

Study: Pharmacists help reduce hospital admissions among those with dementia

Study: Pharmacists help reduce hospital admissions among those with dementia

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If you're seeking to reduce hospital admissions among those with dementia, involving a clinical pharmacist may help, according to new research from Sweden.

AMDA committee identifies 3 priorities for assisted living

AMDA committee identifies 3 priorities for assisted living

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The Assisted Living Committee of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine recently surveyed members and arrived at three quality improvement priorities for the industry.

Hospital admissions cut 17% in Brookdale pilot program

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Hospital admissions among assisted living residents in 46 Brookdale Senior Living communities decreased 17% in a three-year pilot program funded by a $7.3 million Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Innovations Challenge grant.

3 tools to reduce hospitalizations, ED visits among assisted living residents

3 tools to reduce hospitalizations, ED visits among assisted living residents

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Three tools that have shown success in improving the quality of care provided to skilled nursing residents also work well for residents of assisted living communities, according to new research.

Paying for advance care planning: An opportunity for senior living settings

Paying for advance care planning: An opportunity for senior living settings

Advance care planning is best begun before medical crises arise, yet it's too often a misunderstood or taboo subject. Senior settings can help by doing three things.

Advance care planning and assisted living residents

Advance care planning and assisted living residents

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For older adults, many of whom live in assisted living communities, advance care planning conversations are very important.

State News for January 2015

NEW JERSEY — Lawmakers here will soon debate the merits of a bill that would require the state to pay facilities up to half of the money owed for uncompensated care for residents whose Medicaid applications remain mired in limbo after three months.

Hold end-of-life planning conversations

Hold end-of-life planning conversations

Clear the air now: it's truly good for everyone involved

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