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'Social frailty,' depression linked in study

'Social frailty,' depression linked in study

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"Social frailty" has more of an impact on the onset of depression in older adults than does physical frailty or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMDA: the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

People in the News, June 5

People in the News, June 5

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Promotions and appointments at Cadence Senior Living, Eastcastle Place Health and Rehabilitation, Erickson Living, Hammond Glen Retirement Community, Harbor's Edge, Integral Senior Living, Juniper Communities, LCB Senior Living, Masonic Villages, Morselife Health System, Tutera Senior Living and Healthcare, Watercrest Senior Living Group and Wingate Healthcare.

People in the news, April 24

People in the news, April 24

Appointments at AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Benchmark Senior Living, Elder Care Alliance, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, Spring Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care, Watercrest Senior Living Group and more.

Schwartz will continue to lead Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board

Schwartz will continue to lead Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board

The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has named its 2018-2019 board officers, and Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., of the National Center for Assisted Living will continue as chairwoman.

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

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The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.

AMA considers advocating that CCRCs be part of ACOs

AMA considers advocating that CCRCs be part of ACOs

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The American Medical Association will lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow continuing care retirement communities to initiate investment models of accountable care organizations if its board of trustees approves a resolution that the AMA's House of Delegates referred for a decision last week at the delegates' meeting in Chicago.

People in the news, June 20

People in the news, June 20

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New appointments, promotions and honors related to Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Aegis Living, Asbury Group, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Erickson Living, Friendship, Integral Senior Living, LCB Senior Living, the National Council on Aging, Ohio Living Foundation, Somerby Senior Living and more.

Cheryl Phillips, M.D., leaving LeadingAge

Cheryl Phillips, M.D., leaving LeadingAge

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Cheryl Phillips, M.D., is leaving her position as senior vice president for public policy and health services at LeadingAge to become president and CEO of the SNP Alliance.

HCBS 'especially vulnerable' under ACA replacement, report says

HCBS 'especially vulnerable' under ACA replacement, report says

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Home- and community-based services would be "especially vulnerable to deep cuts" if the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives were to become law, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. LeadingAge, AMDA, PHI and 74 other organizations told Senate leaders the same thing.

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

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The off-label use of antipsychotic medication to treat cognitively impaired residents can be significantly reduced by training frontline staff members to recognize that individuals may exhibit challenging behaviors when trying to communicate about their unmet needs, according to the results of a newly published study.

Assisted living, PACE are focuses for new AMDA president

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The new president of AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine says she will continue to expand the organization's efforts to include care settings such as assisted living communities and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

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Following the passage of resolutions at its annual conference, AMDA will advocate for continuing care retirement community participation in an accountable care organization initiative and for an integrated care model in assisted living.

AMDA delegates to ponder integrated care model for assisted living

AMDA delegates to ponder integrated care model for assisted living

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A resolution calling for AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine to promote and advocate for an integrated care model in assisted living will be one of nine under consideration by the organization's delegates in Phoenix next week during AMDA's annual conference.

Public policy issues on agenda for Argentum 'fly-in'

Public policy issues on agenda for Argentum 'fly-in'

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Approximately 100 senior living CEOs, senior vice presidents, executive directors and other leaders, as well as Argentum staff members, are descending on the nation's capital Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the association's "fly-in."

Brookdale chief medical officer moving to Ascension

Brookdale chief medical officer moving to Ascension

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Brookdale Senior Living Chief Medical Officer Kevin O'Neil, M.D., is joining Ascension Senior Living, where he will hold the same title, effective Oct. 31.

It's official: President signs Older Americans Act

It's official: President signs Older Americans Act

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President Barack Obama signed the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act on April 19 after it had passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support earlier this year.

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.

Older Americans Act reauthorization appears destined for president's desk

Older Americans Act reauthorization appears destined for president's desk

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A bill reauthorizing the Older Americans Act appears destined for the president's desk after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of S. 192 March 21.

Choosing Wisely Champions program announced

AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society and the American Academy of Nursing are among 20 organizations that have been named part of the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to help recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in medicine.

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.

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.

Prioritize older adults, nonprofits tell members of Congress

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Programs enabling the dignity, health and independence of older adults should be funded at appropriate levels, members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations wrote in a letter.

5 keys to fracture prevention

5 keys to fracture prevention

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A new guideline aims to help older adults, their families and caregivers prevent fractures in residents of senior living communities.

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July 18

A truckload of charity

Gainesville, FL 

The Village at Gainesville recently donated a truckload of used appliances from its residences to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.

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