Good News for Medicare

When it comes to government and health care, it’s easy to focus on all the things that have gone wrong. But for those who haven’t reached Medicare age yet, as well as those currently relying on it for ...

 
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New Government Standards for Culturally Sensitive Senior Care

“A broader definition of culture” is one of the updates recently made to CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services), a set of standards introduced in the year 2000 by the Department of Health and Human Services. Per this McKnight’s Long-Term ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 3/6/13 Recap Post: Where Should Elder Care Dollars Go?

This Wednesday, 45 participants from all walks of the elder care life engaged in a bit of role-playing for our conversation on financing. As usual, it was a lively -- or “hopping,” as faithful attendee @NatriceR described it -- hour of ...

 
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Looking Ahead: The Public Image of Senior Housing in 2013

Senior housing has definitely received more attention in recent years, both from the media and the government. Unfortunately, the time in the spotlight has not always been positive, from stories about abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living ...

 
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How Assistive Technology Benefits Seniors in Assisted Living

Voice-activated power switches, telephone amplifiers, power wheelchairs, grab bars for the shower. These are just a few examples of assistive technology, also known as “adaptive devices,” that benefits seniors who live at home or in assisted living.

The Administration on ...

 
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It’s Official: Eldercare Now Tracked By Federal Government

ATUS is now tracking eldercare, reports AARP blogger Sally Abrahms in this new post, Eldercare Finally Recognized by Feds.

The American Time Use Survey, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, will now include caring for elders as a trackable ...

 
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Educating Policymakers, and the Public, About Assisted Living

The assisted living industry has weathered a few storms of late, as more state regulators move towards stricter regulations, a movement spurred on by consumers, consumer advocates, and even some providers. (Read up on the controversies and conflicts here.)

A ...

 
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New Government Agency Dedicated to Community-Based Senior Care

The Administration for Community Living, or ACL, is a brand new government agency dedicated to long-term care and senior support, according to this news brief posted on McKnights Long Term Care News & Assisted Living.

While it may seem that ...

 
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Committee on Aging Commemorates 50 Years, Considers Challenges Ahead

Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), current chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, presided over a forum whose participants included government and private sector researchers, leaders, and industry experts.

“Aging in America: Future Challenges, Promise ...

 
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White House & AOA Officials Recognize Impact of Senior Volunteers

According to this feature article from the latest edition of LeadingAge magazine, an estimated 26+ million older adults (age 55 and up) do some kind of volunteer work. These dedicated volunteers “deliver meals and companionship to the homebound, escort frail elders to ...

 
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