Dementia / Alzheimer's
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.
Legislators in New Hampshire have been scrambling to clarify new minimum training requirements for workers in assisted living and other settings caring for residents with dementia after a bill with the requirements was tucked into the state budget and passed even though it “wasn’t ready for prime time.”
As 2020 begins, the senior living industry is preparing for the changing needs and wants of current and future residents as workforce and occupancy issues continue to challenge operators, according to leaders of several organizations serving providers, who shared their thoughts with McKnight’s Senior Living.
The appropriation bill signed into law Friday contains a $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health. The increase brings total annual NIH funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research to $2.8 billion.
Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require first responders to receive Alzheimer’s disease training.
Dementia cafes are emerging as a way to help provide better care and services for people with dementia, according to a Japanese study appearing in JAMDA.