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