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15 april 2020

10:00
Right at Home, a leading international in-home care provider, has been caring for seniors, wherever they call home, for 25 years. Their mission, to improve the quality of life for those they serve, is evident in the 50,000-plus seniors they care for...

09:00
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) states that the conditions under which registered nurses and health-care professionals are working in long-term care homes are "unfathomable."...

09:00
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) today is launching a statewide effort to enroll 10,000 lonely and isolated older adults in Minnesota in its new Elder Friends Phone Companions program, which matches elders with background-checked...

09:00
Paid and unpaid caregivers have an important key trait in common: They put the needs of other people before their own. Even in the best of times, this means caregiver health can suffer; but for people who are serving as paid or unpaid caregivers...

08:00
SCAN Health Plan®, a not-for-profit provider of Medicare Advantage health plans to seniors in California, today announced it is committing $5.1 million to address a variety of needs for vulnerable seniors and others at risk due to the effects of the...

06:00
The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting Michigan communities and an innovative solution to protect healthcare workers with over $600,000 in grants to help the continuing battle against COVID-19. These grants plus the $500,000 donations...


14 april 2020

17:31
With nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths in Canada linked to outbreaks in long-term care homes, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is welcoming the new interim guidance from the federal government on infection prevention and control of the virus...

14:00
The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the first quarter of 2020 dropped below 100 transactions for the first time since the first quarter of 2018, with 95 deals, based on new acquisition data from Irving Levin...

12:30
As senior citizens in retirement homes struggle to visit with their families during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Houston-based Data Projections, Inc. created a solution that allowed seniors to trade the closed windows of their Senior Living...

11:02
Senior living facilities are experiencing dramatic operational changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the April 16, 2020 town hall virtual event ? Telehealth in Today's Senior Living World ? to learn from industry leaders in telemedicine and...

09:20
In an effort to keep seniors physically and mentally active, provide emotional support and educate them on their Medicare options during the COVID-19 quarantine, PriMED Physicians is offering a myriad of free online classes for homebound seniors....

09:00
Seniors Helping Seniors®, an in-home care franchise that primarily hires senior caregivers, is seeing increased demand for its services amid COVID-19. With seniors being the most at-risk group, and coronavirus presenting a major concern in nursing...

09:00
MyndYou Inc., a Corporate Partner of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), announced today a program to expand remote care management and combat social isolation for older adults in their homes. In a joint effort to respond proactively to the...

09:00
Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is providing funding to 18 additional nonprofit organizations as part of the $1 million it has committed to support community efforts on behalf of older people affected by the coronavirus.  This second...

08:36
GetSetup, a new platform that connects retired, re-skilled educators with other seniors for live, online lessons about frequently used tech programs and services, has launched more than 40+ free courses designed to help older adults get up to speed...

04:00
Concern is growing that prescription drug shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic may cause significant spikes in prescription drug costs for retirees, The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) warns. "Some of the recent data, and email from the public...


13 april 2020

20:47
All Canadians have a role to play in helping to protect seniors and medically vulnerable people, who are at greatest risk of severe health complications from COVID-19. Unfortunately, many long-term care homes in Canada have been experiencing...

16:20
In an effort to keep seniors mentally active, provide spiritual relief and educate them about Medicare options during the quarantine, Preferred Primary Care Physicians, PPCP, is offering free online classes for homebound seniors.  Anyone is welcome...

15:32
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) today launched a COVID-19 Community Response Fund to immediately begin raising and distributing funds to hard-hit community-based organizations that are directly serving older adults during the pandemic....

11:41
Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Illinois Congressman Sean Casten (D-6) and family physician and Board Member of the...

09:05
Talk to a friend, family member or caregiver, and they'll likely admit that stress is a part of their daily lives. In fact, more than one in three people worldwide report experiencing a lot of worry (39%) or stress (35%) during the day, according to...

09:00
ProfitSword, a premier developer of business intelligence and data integration software for the senior living industry, has entered into an agreement with Christian Living Communities & Cappella Living Solutions to implement ProfitSage, an advanced...

08:00
Yardi® has added non-medical home care to its lineup of senior living solutions. At Home Care simplifies record keeping and information sharing for senior living providers with ancillary in-home services. Caregivers in the field require modern tools...

07:00
In alignment with ongoing efforts to raise awareness about loneliness and its impact on health and well-being, Cigna is launching a pilot program to increase social connectivity among its Medicare Advantage (MA) customers during the COVID-19...

07:00
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has taken a number of steps to show its support of the company's associates as it continues to lead through the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended daily routines across the country and the world. The company has expanded...


12 april 2020

15:00
Amid the unprecedented restrictions placed on senior living facilities due to COVID-19, Wartburg, a premiere senior residential provider in lower Westchester County, New York, has found a way to help ease feelings of loneliness and isolation among...

06:00
The horror story revealed today concerning CHSLD Herron is unfortunately not surprising.  Over the past decades, Me Jean-Pierre Ménard has continually denounced practices of institutional maltreatment towards vulnerable elderly patients in CHSLDs...


11 april 2020

17:33
The horror story revealed today concerning CHSLD Herron is unfortunately not surprising.  Over the past decades, Me Jean-Pierre Ménard has continually denounced practices of institutional maltreatment towards vulnerable elderly patients in CHSLDs...

15:23
The CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS) wanted to provide an update on the situation at CHSLD Herron, a private residence for seniors in Dorval. Several pieces of information about the residence have been brought to the attention of the...


10 april 2020

20:00
Donna Zordich (or "Nana" to all who know her), along with her husband of 58 years, Milan, have spent their time in self-isolation sewing over 50 face masks per day. Donna is the sister of Blue Sky Therapy's CEO, Renee Halfhill. At Blue Sky, our...

14:57
Consulate Health Care, one of the nation's largest providers of senior health care services, and the largest in Florida, announced today that they will open temporary and permanent position for RNs, LPNs and CNAs in most of their 82 centers across...

12:34
Exercise during COVID-19 is challenging, especially for seniors who are encouraged to stay "safer at home". While this reduces the likelihood of catching coronavirus, inactivity will make seniors weaker. The last thing any of us wants is for our...

09:05
While managing a prescription regimen can feel daunting even in the best of times, it's important to ensure medications continue to be filled and taken as recommended to remain strong and healthy in the midst of a pandemic. Having the most up-to-date...


9 april 2020

17:30
Selection Group welcomes the Quebec government's initiative to grant an 8% exposure bonus to nurses and practical nurses working in private living environments for seniors, and a 4% recognition bonus to all other employees in the private housing...

14:06
Aegis Living, a national leader in assisted living and memory care, and the Clark Family Foundation, established by Dwayne J. Clark, founder and CEO of Aegis Living, have launched Seattle Seniors Strong. This $100,000 community-match campaign brings...

11:56
Keenly aware that during this time of physical distancing and self-isolation, many might be feeling disconnected and on edge, the Catholic Church of Montreal has decided to send a message of solidarity and Christian hope to an anxious and fatigued...

08:25
15-year-old sophomore from Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Chester County, Pennsylvania is running a project for her 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Brighten A Day (https://brightenaday.weebly.com), to cheer up nursing home residents during the coronavirus...

08:00
Yardi® has selected Kno2® as its interoperability partner. Kno2's Interoperability as a Servicetm, which drives connectivity for health data networks, will be integrated into Yardi® EHR for seamless clinical record sharing. Continuity of care across...

07:59
AXON Neuroscience ("Axon"), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases, is developing a promising vaccine candidate against COVID-19.     Axon has over 20 years' experience in...


8 april 2020

23:45
Black Booktm surveyed 880 providers from 41 states of long-term care (nursing homes, hospitals, short-term rehabilitation facilities, home health services, durable medical equipment/DME distributors, skilled nursing and sub-acute facilities, and...

18:55
To help combat social isolation and depression among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY), in partnership with award-winning robotic pet manufacturer Ageless Innovation, is distributing...

11:45
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Health signed a contract this week with ECRI, an independent nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings...

11:45
CaringOnDemand announced a new program, StaffingOnDemand, to help meet the rising demand for caregivers created by the COVID-19 virus. The free program is designed to provide supplemental staffing to senior living operators around the United States. ...

11:19
Aloe Care Health, offering the worlds' most advanced voice-activated devices and services for remote caregiving, has produced a comprehensive guide to help people during COVID-19. The free handbook, APART NOT ALONE, A Guide for Remote Caregiving...

11:00
OneClick.chat, an innovative video chat platform, known for its ease of use and accessibility, announced today that it is offering free use of its tools until June 1 for organizations that provide services to older adults. The platform supports the...

10:43
Brookdale Senior Living Inc., the nation's largest senior living operator, is actively recruiting to fill more than 4,500 positions. Brookdale is encouraging people who are looking for work to visit careers.brookdale.com for an opportunity in their...

10:07
Conviva Care Centers is a physician-led care delivery organization that has leveraged six different healthcare companies to provide a unified patient-centric approach to senior care.  The coronavirus pandemic brings to the forefront the value of its...

08:30
BiKube®, A Canadian start-up has created a new type of mobility aid to enable people with reduced mobility to stay active at home. In North America, more than 18 million people live with limited mobility due to accidents, disease or the aging...


7 april 2020

14:10
A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM), the largest senior living advisory service in North America, is reaching out to caregivers with its new advertising campaign to let them know that the company and its network of more than 17,000 senior living communities...

13:20
U.S. Long Term Care Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Service (Home Healthcare, Hospice, Nursing Care, Assisted Living Facilities), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027 Read the full report:...

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