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Creating Home in the Nursing Home

The Pioneer Network, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will be hosting Creating Home in the Nursing Home, a one-day symposium, on February 11th in Baltimore. This second national symposium on culture change will focus on  Food and Dining Requirements and will feature a keynote by Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recommendations

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Living Arrangements of the Future

As Boomers grow older, they are changing the way our culture views old age and the possibilities for innovative living arrangements. Boomers will stay active in the community and be among the healthiest 70 and 80-year-olds in U.S. history. No wonder that new living arrangements are emerging like intergenerational housing communities, nursing homes that are more like neighbourhood houses than hospitals, and small homes on college campuses. Meanwhile, some senior centers are also evolving into progressive

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Nursing Home Arbitration

The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act was passed by the House Judiciary Committee in  July, moving it one step closer to becoming law. This bill prohibits the signing of an arbitration agreement as the only method of dispute resolution prior to nursing home admission, restoring a citizen’s right to seek justice in a law court once they have been admitted to a facility. These pre-admission agreements protect long-term care facilities from the consequences of allowing abuse

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