Advance Care Planning
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.
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.
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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.
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.
If you're seeking to reduce hospital admissions among those with dementia, involving a clinical pharmacist may help, according to new research from Sweden.
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 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.
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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.
For older adults, many of whom live in assisted living communities, advance care planning conversations are very important.
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.
Clear the air now: it's truly good for everyone involved