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LeadingAge HackFest names winners

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

This year's LeadingAge HackFest attracted interest from Australia and resulted in several projects to benefit older adults and those who care for them.

'Nonprofit difference' in danger, LeadingAge board chair says

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Nonprofit aging services providers must find new and innovative ways to support one another to ensure survival, LeadingAge Board Chair David Gehm told members at the organization's annual meeting.

Providers must change the language of aging

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Senior living housing and services providers can—and should—direct efforts to alter negative language and perceptions related to age and aging, LeadingAge leaders say.

Hiring assessment tool helps sort applicants

October 23, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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Partnering companies offer the senior living industry a hiring assessment tool to bolster bottom lines.

 

National Radon Action Week

October 23, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The effects of high levels of radon gas in homes and buildings across the United States pose a serious risk of developing lung cancer. Take time to test now.

FDA approves remote mobile device for glucose monitoring

October 22, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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FDA approves remote mobile device for continuous glucose monitoring.

 

New cloud-based service aims to bridge communications gap

October 21, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A new cloud-based service features a device that enables residents to manage daily activities, view photos and videos, and participate in video chats and messaging.

Light-activated drug could help manage Type 2 diabetes

October 21, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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The creation of a prototype drug that can be activated by light could help manage Type 2 diabetes.

 

Next-generation EHR for LTC market launches

October 21, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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A fully integrated EHR specifically designed for the LTC industry rebrands itself at the LeadingAge conference.

 

Online game raises awareness of living with dementia

October 21, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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A UK study results in an online game designed to raise awareness of living with dementia.

 

LeadingAge bestows awards

October 20, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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LeadingAge is recognizing 10 individuals and organizations at its annual meeting.

IOM recognizes LTSS in electing Stone to membership

October 20, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Robyn Stone, DrPH, of LeadingAge has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and is one of few in the body affiliated with the long-term care field.

Rat problem lands nursing home on watch list

October 20, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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While it’s challenging to maintain a completely pest-free facility, vigilance and professional attention are necessary to prevent infestations and provide a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff.

Blogs

I need to go to the bathroom!

October 20, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Preserving continence is important to a resident’s dignity and self-esteem. Unfortunately, some residents have to rely on others to assist them and the timing might not always be convenient.

Battling Ebola and other threats, wherever we are

October 15, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Ebola is in the news, but those working in long-term care face a bigger threat to their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a wealth of information on both.

5 environmental tips to surviving allergy season in LTC

October 15, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

For many people, autumn is their favorite time of year. The air is crisp, the foliage is brilliant and warm days still pop up occasionally, drawing residents outdoors. It is also the season when pollens, molds and other allergens contaminate the air and trigger allergic reactions.

'Not a good drug to grow old with'

October 13, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Various conditions, including age, can affect how the body reacts to a psychotropic drug, such as Valium, as Kathleen Mears found out after decades of use.