Apple’s gets first FDA clearance for retail ECG watch technology

The company’s new Apple Watch can perform ECGs, detect atrial fibrillation and contact emergency services in the case of a fall. Apple has taken a major step into the world of regulated health technology with the announcement of its new Apple Watch, an over-the-counter FDA-cleared device with the ability to perform electrocardiograms and detect atrial…

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Wall Street Journal: Aging Boomers Divided on Being Called ‘Perennials’

Some aging baby boomers are rejecting the term “senior citizen,” but potential replacements like “perennial” are not yet gaining widespread traction. Other potential new terms, such as “vintage” and “golden ager,” also aren’t catching on widely, according to an article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Observing that some boomers do not respond well…

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Ruling in Senior Housing Suit Puts Treatment of LGBT Residents in Spotlight

An Illinois woman can now sue the retirement community where she resides, in a case over alleged homophobic harassment she suffered from other residents. This is due to an appeals court decision that is garnering attention for its possible housing law implications. Marsha Wetzel, who lives at the Glen St. Andrews senior living community in…

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New Pub at Eagle’s Trace Offers Great Food, Fun Atmosphere

Houston, Texas—A Barataria Bay shrimp poboy while watching the Astros game? No problem! Atchafalay chicken and andouille gumbo on a college football Saturday? Coming right up! As the new Lafitte’s Pub opened at Eagle’s Trace last month, residents are now enjoying a casual atmosphere for meals and drinks with friends and family. “Each dining venue…

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Novi’s Fox Run opens third residence building

Edison Place, the newest independent living building, opened last week at Fox Run of Novi, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living. “We are thrilled to welcome Fox Run’s newest residents to Edison Place,” said Allison Murphy, director of sales at Fox Run. “The response to this building, which pays homage to…

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How Senior Housing Communities Can Reduce Residents’ Opioid Use

The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic that has lasted for years—and it’s become a concern in the senior housing industry. To avoid opioid misuse in senior housing communities, it’s important to ensure pain management is a team effort and that opioids aren’t the first line of defense against chronic pain,…

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Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated. A growing body of evidence finds that being just a little dehydrated is tied to a range of subtle effects — from mood changes to muddled thinking. “We find that when people are mildly…

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Seabrook To Hold Free Certified Home Health Aide Course

Tinton Falls, NJ – Seabrook, an Erickson Living retirement community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, will hold a free certified home health aide course, September 11 to October 11. The course will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Kimberly Gibbs at 732-481-6084 and visit jobs.ericksonliving.com.…

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When healthcare devices go over the counter

An important trend contributing to the consumerization of healthcare is the transformation of select prescription categories to over-the-counter (OTC). The OTC medicines and natural supplements market in the United States is worth $46 billion, with the cough, cold, allergy, and sinus medication category posting $9 billion alone. In 2017, Congress stipulated that hearing aids would…

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Lantern Hill Launches Valet Parking for Guests

Lantern Hill, a premier Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey has launched a valet parking service for guests of residents and other visitors to the campus. Valet parking is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. “We’ve received a very positive response from residents and guests about our…

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Dan Dunne | Erickson Living

Dan Dunne, APR, director of external communications for Erickson Living, was elected into the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows for his significant contributions to the public relations profession. Dunne is among 11 new members of the 2018 College of Fellows who will be inducted Oct. 6 in Austin, Texas. To qualify for the College…

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High Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Risk

Even levels that do not usually require medication can increase the risk. Elevated blood pressure at age 50 is linked to an increased risk for dementia in later years, a new study reports. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that systolic blood pressure (the top number) as low as 130 increased the risk, even though…

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