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A New Approach to Ageism: #endageism

Helping others achieve their goals has been at the heart of Mel Coppola’s career path.  Through training, coaching, and facilitative learning experiences, she has helped others open up to new ideas and possibilities. For more than 5 years, those ideas … Continue reading

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Creating well-being: It’s the anti-drug

Dr. Al Power, geriatrician and author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, presents a new Webinar series on how to successfully reduce dependence on antipsychotic medications by enhancing well-being. Developed by Power and the Eden Alternative in association with the Pioneer Network, … Continue reading

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Federal commission makes long-term care recommendations

The federal Commission on Long-Term Care has released two dozen recommendations aimed at easing access to long-term care services and broadening delivery options for care services. But the commission, while signaling its broad intent for “a sustainable balance of public … Continue reading

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Call promotes National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes will conduct a National Provider Call with stakeholders Monday, Nov. 25, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has developed a national partnership … Continue reading

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Call will assess rollout of Statewide Medicaid Managed Care LTC Program

Attention: Nursing Homes, Hospices, Assisted Living Facilities, Family Care Homes and Aging Network Service Providers: The Agency for Health Care Administration, Area 7, 8 and 9 Medicaid offices, is inviting nursing facility providers, hospice providers, assisted living providers, and aging … Continue reading

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Pivotal Role of Nurses in Quality Care — A Webinar

All nursing homes have licensed nurses, but what makes their role unique and important? Are their roles to do tasks that nursing assistants usually cannot do such as administer medications and treatments? Have you ever considered the residents’ professional nursing … Continue reading

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  • A New Approach to Ageism: #endageismMel Coppola, owner of Hearts in Care, provides advocacy for elders and their care partners and coaching and training for organizations interested in person-directed care.

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