Supportive Dining in Memory Care: Taking a Fresh Approach

For people living with dementia, dining can serve up a host of challenges. Many memory care residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other senior living communities are finicky eaters, and food preferences often turn on a dime. Some have difficulty discerning colors, temperatures, and plate boundaries. Chewing and swallowing may eventually be compromised, along…

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PDPM: Enhancing Senior Care With a New Payment Model

Despite high spending in the Medicare program – $702 billion in 2017 – ensuring consistent, high-quality senior care is often an elusive goal. To tackle the challenge, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) continues to evolve its Medicare payment structure. The newest system is the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), a Medicare reimbursement plan…

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The “Art of Aging” exhibit

The Molina Quality Living program is presenting “Art with the Aging – a collection of art by Dallas area seniors living in nursing homes” in a special exhibit at Love Field and Executive Airport. Artwork created by residents of The Plaza at Richardson was chosen for this special exhibit.   The collection highlights art from 14…

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