Our long-term care news is continually updated from dozens of sources around our industry and the web.

Is Alzheimer’s hereditary?

U.S. News & World Report (04/15/2019) – 5.8 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association – and the number is expected to balloon to 14 million by 2050. Full story »

Ambulance service sues Augusta nursing home over non-emergency calls

The Augusta Chronicle (04/13/2019) – An ambulance service has sued an Augusta nursing home alleging its staff has ignored repeated explanations that it can only provide emergency transportation. Full story »

Music plays a leading role in new health products for Alzheimer’s and dementia

Billboard (04/10/2019) – On a recent Thursday at OPICA, an adult daycare center in West Los Angeles, a music therapist named Andy Tubman leads a group of 10 seniors through a sing-along of “America the Beautiful.” As the music starts, he points to his ear. “Listen for the words,” he coaches. Full story »

Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old

arsTECHNICA (04/09/2019) – Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour. Full story »

Woman found naked, charged with molesting nursing home patient in Florida

USA Today (04/09/2019) – A woman, accused of sexually assaulting a man who was a patient at an assisted living facility, was arrested Monday, according to police reports. Full story »

Esformes found guilty of 20 charges, including money laundering, paying kickbacks

McKnight's (04/05/2019) – In a case that’s grabbed the attention of industry watchers across the country, Philip Esformes was found guilty this morning of perpetrating an elaborate fraud scheme through his former empire of nursing homes. Full story »

Shorter stays in a skilled nursing facility tied to higher risk for readmission

EurekAlert! (04/03/2019) – High hospital readmission rates indicate that many elderly heart failure patients may be sent home too soon from skilled nursing facilities, a new study suggests. Full story »

In the wake of failed Alzheimer’s drug trials, scientists are cautiously finding hope with a new strategy

Gizmodo (03/27/2019) – The field of Alzheimer’s research is one filled with disappointment. Just last week, yet another drug failed its Phase 3 clinical trial, continuing the 15-year-long losing streak since a truly new Alzheimer’s treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Full story »

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