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Seniors hit the 'Trail'

Aneeta Brown

If mobility is an issue that stops an older person from connecting with nature, then a Missouri community shows how teamwork opens doors—and trails—for seniors.

Organizations respond to proposed Medicaid changes

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Leaders from organizations representing providers of housing, care and services for older adults say they continue to scrutinize the 653-page proposal of reforms to Medicaid managed care plans that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued May 26, but they shared their initial reactions with Long-Term Living.

Partnerships@Work: Airing out infection control

Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

In our latest Partnerships@Work installment, a Connecticut long-term care community teams up with an infection control company to reduce the site’s “closed days” and curb the spread of airborne infection risks.

Long-Term Living named finalist for 4 ASBPE awards

May 28, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Long-Term Living is chasing the prizes, with four entries earning finalist status in the American Society of Business Publication Editors competition for editorial and design efforts.

Prudential acquires assisted living, memory care portfolio in $110M transaction

May 28, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Prudential Real Estate Investors has acquired three assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee and Connecticut for $110 million. It’s the first investment made through its Senior Housing Partners V fund, according to the company.

How to prevent MRSA transmission between nursing home residents, workers

May 28, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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New research reveals the most important times that nursing home workers should wear gloves and gowns to prevent the transmission of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from one resident to another.

White House Conference on Aging announces date for national event

May 28, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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July 13 will be the date for the White House Conference on Aging national event, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today.

Florida launches expedited licensure initiative for assisted living

May 27, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Florida chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America has partnered with the state's Agency for Health Care Administration to streamline the initial licensure process for assisted living communities in the state.

Congrats to our Reader Survey gift card winner

May 27, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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One lucky reader was chosen in our Reader Survey random drawing for a $100 gift card.

Dementia screening by phone

May 27, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski
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A new study shows that most older adults support telephone screening for dementia.

CDC campaign promotes safe injection practices

May 27, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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​A federation representing providers of housing, services and care for seniors has joined a nationwide effort to stop the reuse of needles, syringes and single-dose medication vials in healthcare settings.

Partnership aims to train CNAs in dementia care

May 27, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care and the National Association of Health Care Assistants have partnered in an effort to ensure that certified nursing assistants have the training necessary to care for those with dementia.

LeadingAge updates IT planning workbook

May 27, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski
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LeadingAge adds new features to its strategic information technology planning workbook for long-term/post-acute care providers.

Blogs

Guests at mealtime

May 26, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Every facility dining room has its own culture. The atmosphere may be casual or formal.  When it is disrupted by surprise visitors, however, residents and staff may need to adapt.

Sudden weight loss may be a precursor to frailty

May 18, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Frailty is not an inevitable consequence of aging. For some older Americans, however, weight loss can contribute to dependence on mobility devices and more assistance with ADLs.

Decorations highlight holidays

May 18, 2015     Kathleen Mears

It might be a small gesture, but residents appreciate the time that staff--especially Activities staff--take to brighten the environment with colorful reminders of seasons, celebrations and people enjoying facilty events.

Intergenerational program is 'a perfect match'

May 13, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A continuing care retirement community receives national exposure for a program that uses technology to help older adults in the United States feel valued and assists students in Brazil with improving their English language skills.