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Palliative medicine symposium aimed at awareness and education

Avera will be holding a Palliative Medicine Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. This palliative care learning event is designed to emphasize awareness of...
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Moratorium legislative committee holds third meeting

The third meeting of the Regulation on Nursing and Assisted Living Beds Study was held on Sept. 8 in Pierre. As a part of...
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‘Being Mortal’ event encourages communication about end-of-life care

Avera eLTC and the Good Samaritan Society are sponsoring an event to encourage people to overcome obstacles to identifying and communicating their wishes for...
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DOH posts draft administrative rules regulating assisted living centers

The South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification, has developed a website to allow the public access to...
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Webinar focuses on improving health of seniors in rural communities

Several rural health care leaders are presenting a Sept. 19 webinar on improving health outcomes for seniors in rural communities despite the challenges of...
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Post-acute care providers and others share comments with DOJ on home-based services

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota recently held listening...

Alliance for Aging Research film urges vaccination

The Alliance for Aging Research has released a new short You Tube film urging seniors to lead their families in vaccination by getting their...
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LeadingAge opens registration for annual meeting in Indianapolis

LeadingAge will hold its Annual Meeting and EXPO in Indianapolis Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The annual meeting provides an opportunity to explore the breadth and...
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CMS policy to require immediate enforcement remedies for SNFs, NFs, SNF/NFs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a national policy for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), nursing facilities (NFs) and dually participating...
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CDC issues influenza toolkit for long-term care employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a toolkit to help long-term care employers prepare for the 2016-2017 influenza season. The CDC...