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Dignity Award Gold won by Archie Hendricks Sr. SNF

Dignity Award Gold won by Archie Hendricks Sr. SNF

A skilled nursing facility that sits on a Native American reservation has taken Gold in the Dignity category for the third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

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Therapeutic program reverses Alzheimer's memory loss, UCLA researcher says

An intensive therapy regimen involving medication, diet and behavioral changes successfully reversed Alzheimer's-related memory loss in a first-of-its-kind trial, according to findings out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Employee cleared of sexual assault charges wins $1 million defamation suit against assisted living company

A former assisted living worker in South Carolina has received a $1 million award after being falsely accused of trying to sexually assault a resident, according to local news sources.

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