Policy Regulation and News

Hurricane Evacuation: Its Impact on Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Natural disasters challenge any organization that must put evacuation plans in place to move those who are vulnerable. Recent research suggests that those with dementia…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Resident Rights & the Census in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The decennial census (occurring every ten years) by the US Census Bureau provides crucial policy and planning information. It is important to incorporate the nursing…

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California Report: Great Need, Insufficient Means for Long-Term Care

A survey of registered California voters age 40 and better found that just about half (49 percent) of respondents expect to need long-term care (LTC)…

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Fair Housing Compliance Guide - Charting The Way

This completely revised 24-page guide addresses the many issues related to compliance with the fair housing laws and ADA from the perspective of a seniors…

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The Aging Prison Population

The aging of the US population will have significant effects on health care and social services. Between 1990 and 2009 the population of older adults…

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Disaster Preparedness in Home-Care Agencies

An increasing number of older adults in the U.S. rely on home-care agencies for their medical needs and other personal care. Many of these individuals…

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2012 Assisted Living and Continuing Care Retirement Community State Regulatory Handbook

This collaborative effort between the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) and Leading Age (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) features easy-to-use…

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Older Adults with Disabilities Can Age Well in Place

Around 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults in the United States have some form of disability that interferes with their capacity to function within their…

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Environments to Support Mobility: A Review

Mobility is crucial to Aging Well, as it enables physical activity, social interaction, and greater community involvement for older adults. While one often thinks of…

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Mather LifeWays Grandparent Program Chosen as National Model

In February 2011, Mather LifeWays was one of six non-profits to receive a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote a volunteer-driven…

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: Older Adults with Disabilities Rely on Public Services

A recent study and policy note from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Kietzman et al 2011) provides some needed context for discussions about…

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Managing the Transition to Post-Acute and Long Term Care

Transitions to long-term care, assisted living, and other supportive living options are often made in difficult conditions, under the financial and time pressure that follows…

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