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P.O. Box 68829
Indianapolis, IN 46268

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5460 Bearberry Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46268

phone: 317-733-2390
Fax: 317-733-2385
e-mail: jimleich@leadingageindiana.org

2014 Spring Conference

 

Four New High-Tech Gadgets for Older Adults

Here are four new high-tech gadgets that are promising to keep older adults healthier, safer and more socially engaged.

Summary of Indiana Residential Survey Tag Report - August 2014

The most frequently cited residential tags for August 2014.

Definitions of Indiana Residential Tag classifications:

Offense:  Substantial probability that death or a life –threatening condition will result.  Requires immediate correction.

Deficiency:  Immediate or direct, serious adverse effect on the health, safety, security, rights, or welfare of a resident.

Noncompliance: In-direct threat on health, safety, security, or rights of a resident.

Governor Pence Appoints New Commissioner of ISDH

Governor Mike Pence announced Dr. Jerome Adams will serve as Commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health.

"His public service and academic achievements make Dr. Jerome Adams the ideal candidate to serve in this role," said Pence. "I am confident that he will bring his extensive healthcare experience and insights to the Indiana State Department of Health and continue the great work of the agency as they strive to improve the health of all Hoosiers."

Important Medicaid Waiver Training Announced

Please SAVE THE DATE of November 10, 2014, for an upcoming Provider Training put on by the Indiana Division on Aging.  This will be an especially important session for providers of Assisted Living and Adult Family Care waiver services as we will provide an update on Indiana’s Transition Plan toward implementation of the HCBS “Final Rule”.  We will also be hosting an official “Public Comment&rdq

White House Unveils Plan to Battle Antibiotic Resistance

The Obama administration has announced a national strategy to combat antibiotic–resistant bacteria.  It includes an executive order to direct the federal government to “reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and to help ensure the continued availability of effective treatments for bacterial infections.” 

New Report Describes the Current Landscape for Duals

A new report by the Medicare and Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) looked at the health status of beneficiaries who have both Medicare and Medicaid. The study used 2008 data to identify the physical and mental diagnoses for these dually eligible individuals during that time period.

2014 NSLTCP: Residential Care Communities

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is still conducting the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which includes a sample of residential care communities in the United States.

Ebola

With news that the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa during the ongoing epidemic has passed away at a Dallas hospital, and a nurse at the hospital has tested positive for Ebola, we want to provide some clear, concise information we think might be helpful to share with your residents, staff, family members, and other stakeholders. Nothing suggests that Indiana is threatened by this news, however, we know that staff and residents may be concerned by this news. 

Controlled Substances Disposal Final Rule Published by DEA

by Jennifer Hilliard Published On: Sep 15, 2014

The long-awaited final rule governing the disposal of controlled substances was published by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Sept. 9. The rule becomes effective on Oct. 9. 

What Members are Affected?   

Guiding Principles for COPD Treatment

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, incurable respiratory disorder characterized by airflow obstruction.  It is important to understand every aspect of this debilitating disease and follow clear protocols in order to provide effective care. 

COPD encompasses emphysema, chronic bronchitis, irreversible asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.  Cigarette smoking is the main cause of COPD, although air pollution and occupational dusts are also common causes.

 

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