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AARP explores utility and functionality of tech platforms designed for family caregivers

"Study focuses on smartphone apps for care coordination, emergency response systems, and online services for in-home aide selection."

LifeWell Senior Living wins four 2018 Best of Assisted Living Awards

"LifeWell Senior Living is proud to announce that four of their Legacy senior living communities have been selected as 2018 Best of Assisted Living Award Winners on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada."

Humana announces agreement to acquire a 40 percent minority interest in Kindred's homecare

"Business for Approximately $800 Million Through a Joint Venture with an Entity Owned by TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe"

NHI announces acquisition of North Carolina assisted living/memory care community

"National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) announced today it has exercised its purchase option to acquire Spring Arbor of Durham, a 32-unit assisted living and memory care community in Durham, North Carolina. The community was part of a purchase option negotiation with NHI's tenant Navion Senior Solutions (Navion), formerly Ravn Senior Solutions, when NHI purchased two communities in North Carolina in February 2017."

Ventas to support Atria Senior Living's growth-focused capital raise

"Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced the completion of a series of transactions with Atria Senior Living (Atria), one of its leading senior housing operating partners, under which Atria's management team has raised growth capital by selling 50 percent of their ownership in Atria's management business to Fremont Realty Capital (Fremont), the real estate private equity business unit of the Fremont Group, the investment office of the Bechtel family."

Calcium, vitamin D supplements not associated with lower risk of fractures

"Bottom Line: Supplements containing calcium, vitamin D or both did not appear to protect against hip fracture and other bone breaks in older adults."

In delaying aging, caloric restriction becomes powerful research tool in human studies

"Caloric Restriction and Restrictive Diets: Interventions that Target the Biology of Aging, as the latest special issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences is titled, contains a collection of articles with new research on a proven method for increasing longevity in many organisms -- including the results of the first-ever clinical trial of caloric restriction (CR) in humans."

Age Wave announces promotion of Erin McInrue Savage to Senior Vice President

"Age Wave, the leader in understanding the effects of population aging and increasing longevity on the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives, announced the promotion of Erin McInrue Savage to Senior Vice President. Ms. McInrue Savage will lead Age Wave's pioneering research efforts both in the US and abroad."

Low rate of Internet use by seniors for health purposes

"In a study appearing in the August 2 issue of JAMA, David M. Levine, M.D., M.A., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined trends in seniors' use of digital health technology in the U.S. from 2011-2014."

Dementia and cognitive impairment more prevalent in rural than urban seniors

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