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Study: Invest in heart health now or pay later

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A 14-year study indicates that as the number of older adults continues to climb over the next 44 years, the heart failure rate could triple.

Brookdale resident found dead on bus

August 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A resident boarded a bus for a weekly ride around town. She was found dead on the bus more than 29 hours later. 

Building for medical care and amenities

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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In the eternal battle to win over move-ins, senior housing relies on design to support both quality medical care and hospitality amenities.

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director.

LeadingAge CAST expands medication management matrix

August 30, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The portfolio of free resources helps providers explore various technology for supporting medication management.

Industry Insights

WoundRounds launches mobile charting app

August 30, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Documenting wound care just got easier, as a leading application gets mobile.

How you walk could indicate falls risk

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An analysis of embedded sensor data that measured gait speed and stride found that cumulative declines could predict a fall up to three weeks in advances, suggesting opportunities for proactive interventions.

What senior communities need to know about Zika

August 30, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Zika virus is not expected to spread rampantly throughout the United States, but senior living communities in southern states or high-risk areas like Miami can take proactive precautions to reduce risk to residents, staff and visiting families.

An app to help persons with dementia remember

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Twelve-year-old Emma Yang is developing an app that will help families stay in touch with loved ones with dementia. It will also help those with dementia remember who their loved ones are through facial recognition detection. 

History of stroke associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An analysis of two longitudinal studies has found a history of stroke was associated with a two-fold risk for both familial and sporadic forms of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). 

Blogs

When voice recognition software doesn’t listen

August 29, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears uses voice recognition software to navigate the Internet. Her software isn’t working, so she’s been forced to use a workaround to navigate—and communicate. 

Lamenting a new cell phone

August 22, 2016     Kathleen Mears

When older technology gives up the ghost or is no longer supported, cell phone companies aren't always helpful when it comes to setting up a new cell phone.

Funding innovation

August 18, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

There's an exciting new grant fund available for those with the next great ideas for improving senior care.

A less than joyful ride

August 15, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears continues to have trouble with her new power chair. The experience is frustrating because beyond the hassle of her time, it has restricted her mobility and independence.