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New toolkit focuses on falls detection and prevention

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.

Steve Liesman (left), Gary D. Cohn at NIC 2018

Economist’s solution for Medicare, Medicaid funding woes? Term limits

Imposing term limits on elected officials would help solve funding issues for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, Gary D. Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council in the Trump administration, told those attending Thursday’s opening general session of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Fall Conference.

More OSHA inspections in the works for some

Some community care facilities for the elderly, nursing care facilities and other residential care facilities will see additional inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the agency’s new Site-Specific Targeting 2016 Program.

CDAL exam to be offered on demand

Senior living professionals seeking to earn the certified director of assisted living, or CDAL, credential will be able to take the exam on demand effective in January.

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