The Early Memory Loss Program created by House of Welcome Adult Day Services of the North Shore Senior Center has won the American Society on Aging/MetLife Foundation 2014 Mind Alert Award. The award recognizes innovative community-based, nonprofit programs based on research to maintain cognitive fitness in older adults. This award will be presented at the American Society on Aging’s national education conference in San Diego at the National Brain Health Forum on Saturday, March 15.
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The Centers for Disease Control unveiled a new website with infection prevention resources for long-term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living. This site organizes existing infection prevention guidance and resources into sections for clinical staff, infection prevention coordinators, and residents. Facilities can also directly access the new infection tracking system for long-term care facilities in CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, and the innovative infection prevention tools and resources developed as part of the partnership between CDC and the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign (AE).
CDC’s long-term care website is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/
Read more and join the conversation on CDC’s Safe Healthcare blog: http://blogs.cdc.gov/
Music is an amazing language, especially for persons with dementia. Here’s what researchers say: When people with memory problems hear music – in particular, if it’s music that meant something to them when they were younger – it can have a therapeutic effect. Studies have shown that music can reduce the need for sedation or other medication to calm agitated people with dementia.
Read more about music in an adult day center in Carrboro, North Carolina: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/01/06/music-brings-the-past-alive-for-memory-impaired/
2014 National Adult Day Services Conference
Presented by National Adult Day Services Association & North Carolina Adult Day Services Association
October 9-11, 2014
The National Adult Day Services Association, in partnership with the North Carolina Adult Day Services Association, seeks presenters for the 2014 National Adult Day Services Conference to be held in Charlotte, NC, on October 9-11, 2014. The conference theme, “The Power of Adult Day Services: The Future of Care,” is intended to attract exciting and unique presentations that will inspire collaborative strategies, organizational cultural competency and creative programming.
Sessions are divided into 90 minute concurrent workshop sessions. Sessions are intended to educate/support learning and therefore, presenters may not sell, promote or pitch any specific product or service.
To ensure being included in the review process, all proposals must be submitted by February 14, 2014. Applications that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete cannot be considered for review.
The National Adult Day Services Conference will be held at The Westin in Charlotte, NC, on October 9-11, 2014. The special conference rate for rooms is $169 (single/double) per night plus tax. Reserve by September 15, 2014. Click here to reserve a room now!
CDC’S National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) today released the first in a series of reports from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview includes general, descriptive information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers of long-term care services; and the demographic, health, and functional characteristics of users of these services. You can access the report here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/long_term_care_services_2013.pdf.
- The report shows that in 2012, about 58,000 paid, regulated long-term care services providers served about 8 million people in the U.S.
- Each day in 2012 there were 273,200 participants enrolled in adult day services centers, 1,383,700 residents in nursing homes, and 713,300 residents in residential care communities.
- In 2011, about 4,742,500 patients received services from home health agencies, and 1,244,500 patients received services from hospices.
Selected summary highlights from the report include:
- Provider sectors differed in ownership, and average size and supply varied by region. In all sectors except adult day services centers, the majority of long-term care services providers were for profit. The largest share of adult day services centers, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes was in the South, while the largest share of residential care communities was in the West.
- Provider sectors differed in their nursing staffing levels, use of social workers, and the types of services offered. The majority of nursing employee full-time equivalents (FTE) in residential care communities, adult day services centers, and nursing homes were aides, while the majority of nursing FTEs in hospices and home health agencies were registered nurses (RN).
- Rates of use of long-term care services varied by sector and state. Users of long-term care services varied by sector in their demographic characteristics and functional status. Hospices, nursing homes, and residential care communities served more persons aged 85 and over, and adult day services centers served more persons under age 65. Adult day services centers were the most racially and ethnically diverse among the five sectors.
The NSLTCP is a new initiative to monitor the diverse spectrum of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services and inform long-term care planning and policymaking to meet the needs of an aging population. The NSLTCP uses data from the five major sectors of the long-term care services industry—adult day services centers, assisted living and similar residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes—to produce representative national and state estimates. NCHS plans to release state-level estimates on the topics in this report in spring 2014. To monitor trends, NCHS plans to conduct NSLTCP every two years. The National Adult Day Services Association is one of many partners supporting NSLTCP.
To learn more about NSLTCP, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/