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Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.

Increasing social interaction improves quality of life for residents with dementia

Increasing social interaction improves quality of life for residents with dementia

An hour a week of social interaction, combined with person-centered care, improves the quality of life for senior living residents with dementia and saves money, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Brookdale associates, partners raise $2.1 million for Alzheimer's

Brookdale associates, partners raise $2.1 million for Alzheimer's

Brookdale Senior Living associates and partners together raised $2.1 million for the Alzheimer's Association in 2017, according to the company.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 8

CMS answers FAQs related to HCBS Medicaid beneficiaries with dementia ... AHCA/NCAL and ACHCA partner for administrator credentialing, including assisted living ... Senate funding bill contains $2 billion for NIH, including Alzheimer's research ... VA considers restricting eligibility for caregivers program

CDC data show how small, large assisted living communities differ

A data brief published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics sheds light on the differences between smaller and larger assisted living communities regarding the types of ADL assistance residents need, health conditions they have, payment source and more.

Memory care community sanctioned after resident elopes, freezes to death

Memory care community sanctioned after resident elopes, freezes to death

A Wisconsin memory care community has been fined $4,200 and is prohibited from accepting new residents after a resident with dementia wandered outside and froze to death in December.

Senators ask president for more Alzheimer's funding

Senators ask president for more Alzheimer's funding

A group of 14 senators led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), founder and co-chair of the Senate Alzheimer's Task Force, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Wednesday asked President Trump to boost funding allocated for Alzheimer's research in the fiscal year 2019 budget request he is expected to release later this month.

Task force calls for big changes in assisted living, dementia care by 2020

Task force calls for big changes in assisted living, dementia care by 2020

Minnesota will have a new assisted living license and new dementia care certification in less than two years if Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers follow the recommendations contained in a new report from a task force appointed by the governor to address concerns related to elder abuse.

Community cited for neglect after resident's fall not discovered for 10 hours

The operators of a Minnesota assisted living and memory care community say they took "swift and immediate action" after a resident's fall reportedly went undetected for 10 hours and she later died.

Alzheimer's Association releases new memory care recommendations

Alzheimer's Association releases new memory care recommendations

Nonphysician caregivers in assisted living communities, nursing homes and other long-term care and community care settings are the intended audience for new dementia care practice recommendations released Thursday by the Alzheimer's Association.

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Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.