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CAST Expands Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology Toolkit

Washington -- The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) updated its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring toolkit adding 6 new products to the online selection tool and product matrix, a new case study, and a new interactive guide to help providers understand, plan for, and select such technologies.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Sandy Halperin to be Honored at 2016 Great Minds Gala

Sanjay Gupta, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent and advocate Sandy Halperin will both be honored with the 2016 Proxmire Award, which recognizes national figures who have demonstrated leadership and positively impacted public awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, at the third annual Great Minds Gala presented by LeadingAge and Integrace on March 14, 2016, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Kathryn Roberts Begins 2016 as LeadingAge Board Chair

Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Ecumen, assumes the lead role of the LeadingAge board of directors, having served as a board member for 8 years.

LeadingAge Applauds Tax Credit for Caregivers, Encourages More Discussion

Yesterday, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton added a new tax credit to her proposed roster: up to $1,200 for people who care for older relatives. The tax credit would be available once out-of-pocket expenses exceed $6,000.

Hospital Admissions Reduced by Nearly One-Fifth When On-Site Service Coordinator Helps Seniors Stay Healthy

November 20, 2015 - Orlando, FL and Washington, DC – A new study of nearly 9,000 adults by LeadingAge and the Lewin Group released today at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific meeting finds that the availability of an on-site service coordinator (such as a social worker) at federally subsidized senior housing reduced hospital admissions among residents by 18 percent.