Government efforts aim to protect older adults from scams

Several bills under consideration in Congress aim to protect older adults and others from robocalls, the second-most reported complaint to the Senate Special Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline last year, committee members said Wednesday during a hearing on the topic.

Technology that detects falls helps reduce ED visits by 80%, study finds

An artificial intelligence-enabled camera system helped senior living communities reduce visits from emergency medical teams by 75% and visits to emergency departments by 80% by detecting falls among residents living with dementia, according to the results of a pilot study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

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Dementia managers in CCRCs see healthy salary bump, according to new HCS report

Dementia managers in continuing care retirement communities saw relatively healthy average salary increases of 4.19%, with pay rising from $57,553 in 2018 to $59,964 in 2019, not including bonuses, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 201-2020,” released Thursday. The national study is published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service in…

Get tips to maximize efficiency in your senior living community July 25

Mark Schoedel, vice president of Lutheran Senior Services, and Rachel Koroknay, senior implementation specialist for Dude Solutions, will discuss how embracing technology and gathering data enable efficiency in five key areas of senior living operations on July 25 in a free webinar.
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