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Also in the news for Oct. 15, 2014 . . .

Home health aides launch nationwide campaign for higher wages … White House launches Conference on Aging website … Structured resident interviews increase quality of life in the nursing home, Pitt researchers find

Many lenders warn against providers adding different populations.

Spreading too thin?

Lenders encourage facility operators to think twice before pursing alternative models of care; ‘jack-of-all-trades’ a challenging label to embrace

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Verify payroll totals for rankings: letter

Federal regulators need to collect nursing home staffing data directly from payroll systems rather than from providers themselves, members of the Congressional Seniors Task Force said in a recent letter to a top healthcare official.

Also in the news for Sept. 26, 2014 …

New tool for managing dementia-related behaviors … UCLA paper emphasizes need to educate family members on risks of ‘turning’ fractures in nursing home residents … 80% of healthy seniors with memory lapses develop dementia within a 12 years

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