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Better accuracy in AL medication management

Better accuracy in AL medication management

The key to successful medication management is improving processes on multiple fronts so that staff members are more comfortable, confident, efficient and effective.

At least we still have AHCA — or is that TMI?

At least we still have AHCA — or is that TMI?

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There's an informal nickname that describes the many acronyms being used in healthcare these days: alphabet soup. We may have just experienced an Olympic record for it.

LeadingAge cofounder Howard Washburn dead at 89

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LeadingAge cofounder Rev. Howard Washburn, 89, has died. A New Jersey native, Washburn was one of a small group of individuals who founded the American Association of Homes for the Aging (which became AAHSA, then LeadingAge) in 1961, in New York City.

AAHSA officially becomes LeadingAge, ready to 'inspire, serve, advocate'

The American Association of Homes and Services officially changes its name to LeadingAge today as part of what its leaders call an effort to align itself more with its mission.

What's in a name? We're about to find out—maybe

What's in a name? We're about to find out—maybe

Hope you have a pencil handy with your scorecard at home. One with a good eraser.

Providers to help form DEA policy on long-term care facilities' disposal of unwanted controlled substances

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to modify its policies regarding the disposal of powerful medications that long-term care facilities need to discard. Providers, including the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, have submitted comments for the DEA's public meeting, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Washington. Among the hottest topics will be the DEA's concern that abusers might devise new and unwanted pathways to re-route controlled substances from intended destruction.

AAHSA applauds launch of new CLASS Act Office

The Obama administration has established an office for the CLASS Act, a long-term care and disability insurance program.

What's in a name? We're about to find out—maybe

What's in a name? We're about to find out—maybe

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Hope you have a pencil handy with your scorecard at home. One with a good eraser.

AAHSA launches consumer information hub

Information for caregivers, consumers and healthcare providers can now be found at a new online consumer hub created by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

Nation's biggest nursing home trade show runs Sunday through Wednesday in Los Angeles

The annual meeting of the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging will take place Sunday through Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center South. With more than an estimated 6,000 attendees, presenters and exhibitors, it is traditionally the largest meeting of its kind in the United States each year.

Poised for legislative victory, AAHSA annual convention kicks off this weekend

Officials with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging could be at the brink of exquisitely good timing for their annual meeting and exposition. The U.S. House is set to vote Saturday on the CLASS Act, a disability long-term care insurance program powerfully supported and promoted by AAHSA, which set its meeting dates years ago.