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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Each year, Avamere and Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. And every year we are humbled and energized at the tremendous turnout and show of support for such a worthy cause. From the Alzheimer’s Association: When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. For over 20 years, Avamere has helped families cope and find comfort through our compassionate memory care services at select Avamere assisted living communities. The annual Walk is a fantastic … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults Vol. 3

If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 23-27, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story.   CMS: Medicare Coverage Not Based On Potential For Improvement McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported that, following the Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have issued a warning that skilled nursing facilities caring for patients whose documents indicate “an improvement goal” can no longer claim a specific therapy was … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults Vol. 2

  If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 16-20, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story. Senate Revises Medicare Part B Therapy Reimbursements McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported the Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill to replace the Medicare Part B therapy reimbursements limit with a “prior authorization medical review” outpatient therapy payment system in 2015. Many long-term care providers criticize the current system for mandating that Medicare contractors … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults

  If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 9-14, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story. Multiple States Considering Long-Term Care Hiring Standard Reform. USA Today reports that concern over lax regulation of some home care workers is compelling several states to consider bills to increase oversight and requirements. Proposed measures include mandatory training hours and compulsory background checks for workers, along with required licensing for home-care agencies. ______________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

Avamere Wins First Place for Most Participants at Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

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The 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a huge success. For the second year in a row, the walk was held at the Portland International Raceway. A total of 2,958 people participated in the walk with Avamere winning first place out of 325 for the largest team! In total, $227,201.39 was raised this year! We would like to thank everyone who generously donated towards this wonderful cause by giving cash, cans and bottles, wine for the Wine Pull, or purchasing a raffle ticket or bottle of wine. A special thanks to our largest contributor, Contract Interiors. The Alzheimer’s Association will … Continue reading