Developmental Disabilities

Younger residents, Alzheimer's patients more common at small assisted living communities, analysis finds

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Residents of small assisted living communities are more likely to be younger than 65 and have a developmental disability or mental illness than those in a large community, according to newly published research.

Implementing Olmstead, one decade at a time

Implementing Olmstead, one decade at a time

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I first began attending American Health Care Association shows in the 1990s. They tended to be lively events, but not for reasons that had much to do with educational sessions, networking or the goodies being distributed in the expo halls.

Judge closes book on lawsuit involving nursing home residents with intellectual, developmental disabilities

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A U.S. District Court judge has brought a definitive end to a large, long-running class action case involving nursing home residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Developmental disabilities services providers get their say on Capitol Hill

The America Health Care Association will host its annual Developmental Disabilities Providers Congressional fly-in event Wednesday in the nation's capital. In the morning, healthcare providers serving this population will hear from top guest speakers and also receive an overview of current legislative issues facing them. Visits to legislators are on tap for the afternoon. These are special opportunities to meet with lawmakers, and their key staff members, who can impact policy for DD residents and caregivers.