Dementia / Alzheimer's
During the late stages of her husband’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Kim Campbell said she “truly feared I was going to become the second victim of the disease.”
Alzheimer’s brain changes may be the culprit when an older person with no known cognitive decline has a fall, according to a new study. These falls tend to occur about five years before memory loss and confusion arise, the researchers say.
As owners and operators of senior living communities, here’s how you and your employees can spot hearing loss, get residents the help they need, and create a better hearing environment.
More than half of the operators with memory care units saw September move-ins increase — the biggest jump within this sector since the pandemic began. That’s according to data collected from the most recent Executive Survey results from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
Average initial rates for residents moving into independent living, assisted living and memory care segments were below average asking rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with monthly spreads generally largest for memory care. That’s according to the second quarter Seniors Housing Actual Rates Report released Tuesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care’s NIC MAP Data Service.
The Department of Health and Human Services is extending until Aug. 28 the deadline for eligible state Medicaid providers, including assisted living operators, to apply for monies from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund. The announcement came on the same day that the House passed a fiscal year 2021 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development that represents a $4.6 billion increase over HUD’s FY20 enacted funding level.
Directors of assisted living / personal care in retirement homes enjoyed a 2.95% average salary increase from 2019 to 2020, with pay rising from $74,934 in 2019 to $77,142 in 2020, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2020-2021,” released Tuesday.
Two pieces of legislation introduced at the federal level aim to support affordable senior housing residents and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensure that elder abuse training materials include individuals with dementia.
Argentum and the Alzheimer’s Association say coordinating the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will provide a broader understanding of the virus’ full effects in senior living and other settings.
Say “memory care” and the first company to come to mind for many industry professionals is Silverado. And when they think of Silverado, they think of Loren Shook, the man who co-founded the Irvine, CA-based provider in 1996 with Steve Winner.
Robotic cats and dogs are being used in Florida and New York to help older adults in senior living communities, individual homes and apartments combat the effects of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior living occupancy fell slightly in the first quarter, according to NIC, but the data do not yet reflect the effects of COVID-19. Meanwhile, a new report from Marcus & Millichap predicts how senior living might fare.
New guidance released Monday by the Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with 34 long-term care industry associations and operators is designed to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with dementia in long-term care and community-based settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A simple blood test might soon be all that’s needed to confirm Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.
Task force issues final recommendation on dementia screening … LeadingAge gathers coronavirus preparedness resources … ABC plans ‘Bachelor’ for seniors
Senior living operators use a variety of ways to describe their dementia care services, but all aim for engagement.
Read about person-centered care, the global dementia care products market, and virtual reality.
Working to keep the regulation of assisted living at the state level, helping ensure full funding for programs for memory care residents, and advocating for financing reform to help middle-income older adults access long-term services and supports are three of the many priorities LeadingAge outlined for 2020 on Tuesday.
The benefits of not offering memory care in a separate, locked unit far outweigh the effort needed — and we’ve learned some lessons along the way.
Legislators in several states are considering requiring adult changing stations to be installed in certain locations to benefit caregivers and older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease, those who have had a stroke, and people of all ages living with disabilities.