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Avamere Family of Companies Extends Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to Vancouver, WA through Acquisition of Cascade Park Care Center

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This is the first physical expansion for the Avamere Family of Companies’ line of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation services for 2015. This acquisition follows sustained growth throughout 2014 and 2013 in all lines of its post-acute services from home health and hospice to contract rehabilitation and memory care. The Avamere Family of Companies has acquired Cascade Park Care Center, conveniently located at 801 SE Park Crest Ave, Vancouver, WA and will re-brand the well-regarded skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility as Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park. “We are very excited to welcome Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park to the family,” says … Continue reading

Caring for Our Parents – Avamere at Bethany presentation

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Please join us at our Avamere at Bethany location for the first in a series of presentations on topics that are sometimes difficult to discuss. Julie Nimnicht J.D. will cover a range of topics including: •    Powers of attorney •    Advance directives for healthcare •    Guardianships/conservatorships

Healthcare News Round-Up Vol. 6

  These are the healthcare news headlines that grabbed our attention. There is a lot going on in the post-acute industry. We’d love to hear your opinion about these stories in the comments. Congress Considering Trimming Some Medicare Costs National Journal reports that Congress “is getting serious about changes to Medicare,” specifically Medicare extenders. The Journal describes extenders as “tacked-on money that Congress has to approve annually to fund the program’s coverage for beneficiaries with chronic and debilitating conditions.” The article describes several proposed funding changes to extenders under consideration by either the Senate Finance Committee or the Medicare Payment … Continue reading

Healthcare News Round-Up Vol. 5

Here is the weekly round-up of healthcare news headlines. Do any of these topics resonate with you? We’d love to hear your opinion in the comments. CMS Issues New Requirements For States Hoping For Medicaid Funds Provider Magazine reported that the Obama Administration announced that a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule will require states to develop “person-centered care plans” to receive access to Medicaid funds for home- and community-based services in an effort to “address health and long-term services and support needs in a manner that reflects individual preferences and goals.” According to a fact sheet issued … Continue reading

Healthcare News Round-Up Vol. 4

Here is your weekly dose of important senior health news headlines Click the headline to read the full story. ______________________________________________________________ Low Testosterone, Depression May Make It Easier For Elderly Men To Fall Provider Magazine reports that according to a team of Japanese researchers, “low testosterone and depression each may make it easier for elderly men to fall.” Noriaki Kurita of Kyoto University wrote, “We believe that our findings here will influence the activities of physicians and health policymakers for several reasons.” _______________________________________________________________ More Senior Caregivers Helping Other Seniors The AP reports that “as demand for senior services provided by nurses’ … Continue reading