Increased regulation in assisted living affects resident hospitalizations: study
Sep 09, 2021
Increased regulation of certified nursing assistants in assisted living and memory care communities is associated with fewer hospital admissions for residents, but more specific regulations for licensed...
Family availability impacts formal, informal dementia care
Sep 08, 2021
“The development of a care system that integrates informal with formal care has been considered essential for a sustainable healthcare system, especially one providing dementia care,” the authors...
U.S. News launches ‘Best Senior Living’ program
Lois A. Bowers
Sep 07, 2021
U.S. News & World Report has launched a “Best Senior Living” initiative with the goal of releasing inaugural listings for consumers in the first quarter of 2022. The program will cover individual...
Pandemic may cause increase in need for LTC for people living with dementia
Sep 02, 2021
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could cause a significant rise in the number of people living with dementia, according to a group representing more than 100 Alzheimer’s and dementia associations globally....
CCRC uses interactive gaming system to improve residents’ quality of life
Jul 23, 2021
A Fairfax, VA, continuing care retirement community is among the first in the nation to use an interactive gaming system with microchip-based technology designed to improve the quality of life for older...
Memory care provider fined $10,500, almost loses license over pandemic-related safety citations
Jul 15, 2021
A senior living operator has been fined $10,500, but avoided a move to have its Florida operating license revoked, because a state health inspector said that a community did not provide a “safe and decent...
AAN presents ethical considerations relating to dementia care
Jul 13, 2021
Timely anticipatory planning in early dementia is crucial to preserve autonomy over future decisions and to reduce caregiver strain.
From space station to Broadway play: Senior living residents get to travel in virtual reality program
Jul 13, 2021
Senior living residents in Bakersfield, CA, are getting a chance to immerse themselves in fantasy travel and adventures from the comfort of home as participants in a virtual reality program supported by...
Meet Juliet Holt Klinger, Veteran VIP honoree
Jul 12, 2021
Juliet Holt Klinger, Senior Director, Dementia Care Program, Brookdale Senior Living, Chicago, IL, is in the 2021 class of the McKnight’s Women of Distinction as a Veteran VIP.
A very troubling $56 billion question
Jul 08, 2021
Considering some of the alternatives, I’m far from convinced that bankrupting Medicare for the sake of Aduhelm would be money well spent.