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LeadingAge HackFest invites participants to 'Engage With Age'

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The event challenges teams of students and professionals to create a technology-driven tool to improve the lives of older adults and their families.

How to integrate primary care as a service line in CCRCs

Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The next hot service line for continuing care retirement communities could be one that has traditionally been outside the long-term care settings—primary care.

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.

LeadingAge bestows awards

October 20, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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

Robyn Stone, DrPH, of LeadingAge has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and is one of few in the body affilliated with the long-term care field.

Rat problem lands nursing home on watch list

October 20, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

While it’s challenging to maintain a completely pest-free facility, vigilance and professional attention are necessary to prevent infestations and provide a save and healthy environment for residents and staff.

Medicare challenge: When will Congress be up to the task?

October 17, 2014     Bob Gatty

Will members of Congress ever be able to cross the political divide and come up with a workable solution to Medicare funding?

Operational challenges, opportunities identified in survey

October 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A new survey of senior living executives reveals top issues they are facing as well as their concerns and expectations related to their investment portfolios.

Medication management focus of new LeadingAge CAST tools

October 16, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The Center for Aging Services Technologies has released a new portfolio of free tools designed to help long-term and post-acute care organizations identify and select the appropriate medication management technology solutions that best fit their needs.

HHS creates 2 new centers for older adults, disabled

October 16, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Improving access to long-term care services and supports, self-directed care and person-centered care will be the aims of two new centers that are part of the Administration for Community Living.

Ebola and its impact on seniors

October 16, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

The media storm over the Ebola threat is creating fear and suspicion throughout the country. Being aware of the threat is smart, but being obsessed with the remote possibility of infection can be distracting.

Partnership expands availability of LTC documentation solutions

October 15, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski

Partnership expands availability of clinical documentation and forms for the LTC industry.


Care quality, coordination is focus of new ACO model

October 15, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A new model of accountable care organization will aim to improve care quality and coordination in rural and underserved areas through the use of health information technology.


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.