A higher use of anticholinergic medications has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.
EHOB has reached a distribution agreement with Wellsense and will become a provider of the latter's M.A.P™ Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping System.
Daylight Medical has announced the addition of a new model to its mobile handheld device disinfection product line called the SKY 7Xi.
The Libman Company offers antibacterial and other disinfecting items for providers fighting cold and flu season.
A dozen employees at PointClickCare have earned the Certification for Assisted Living Administrators (CEAL) designation. CEAL is a national certification program designed to enhance the capabilities of assisted living administrators.
RRC Lapeer Home Choice LLC and NexCare Health System will offer on-site dialysis services to residents in NexCare Centers.
CaerVision Global Inc. has completed the acquisition of Vitall Inc.
Drive Medical Limited has bought Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd. (SOS), a manufacturer and distributor of specialized seating and mobility products, effective January 23, 2015. Drive Medical Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical.
Omega Communities, a senior living developer, has bought a nine-acre site in Fort Myers, FL, for its next senior housing residences.
Capital Lending and Mortgage Group, Capital Finance and Capital Funding announced loans for several skilled nursing facilities that closed in December.
» LifeShare Technologies released LifeShare Family, a mobile app connecting seniors with their families and caregivers. LifeShare Family allows seniors and families to share mobile pictures and send messages, as well as see menus and activities and for family members to set appointments. The app is available through Google Play and the Apple App store.
The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative has partnered with Hallmark Business Connections for an employee recognition program called "You Make a Difference."
Omnicare Inc. and McKesson Corporation have decided to extend their agreement through 2019, which will include the sourcing and distribution of branded, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals.
» Bertelsmann said in October it is buying Relias Learning from its current owners, Vista Equity Partners and LLR Partners. Relias headquarters will remain in Cary, NC, and company representatives said they expect to continue to add to their 300-employee base.
On the Move
Stephanie Chedid was announced as the president and CEO of United Lutheran Program for the Aging (Luther Manor) on January 20.
Carey Flynn was named the new director of community relations for All American Assisted Living's community in Raynham, MA in January.
Katherine Azbell, MSW, was named the new Director of Community Relations at The Ambassador of Scarsdale in January.
Jonathan Hollister, M.D., was named the medical director at Sarah Moore Community in Ohio in December.
Georgette Ngembus was named the new Director of Nursing at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, VA, in December.
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