Assisted living communities must provide residents with information about flu vaccine
Licensed and non-licensed assisted living communities must provide residents with information about flu vaccine. The requirement can be met with a copy of the CDC’s vaccine information statement (VIS). Click here for the CDC VIS page.
Get your flu shot before the end of October
The CDC is recommending people get flu shots by the end of October. Learn more.
Previous and current approaches to dementia care
A New Yorker article entitled “The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care” discusses previous and current approaches to dementia care. (Print edition of the article published October 8th is headlined “The Memory House.”)
FDA has approved sale of first self-fitting hearing aid
The FDA has approved the sale of the first self-fitting hearing aid, reports WebMD. The Bose Hearing Aid is a wireless amplifier placed in the ear canal that can be adjusted by the user through a smartphone app.
An Aspirin a Day for Older People Doesn’t Prolong Healthy Lifespan
An Aspirin a Day for Older People Doesn’t Prolong Healthy Lifespan. Read the NIH Director’s blog post.
New rules for VA Aid and Attendance
New rules for VA Aid and Attendance go into effect October 18th, 2018. The VA added a look back period for asset transfers, established net worth limits and added new medical expense deduction limitations.