Top 5 Blog Posts – May 4

Did you miss last week's most-read Changing Aging blog posts? Ecumen's online visitors found these articles most interesting:

New Ecumen White Paper Offers 5 Key Steps to Reducing Antipsychotics in Dementia Care
Senior care professionals and nursing homes are challenged to conform to the 2012 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiative to decrease off-label use of antipsychotics. In many cases, the struggle comes from within – initiating change and formulating an integrated and personalized approach to dementia care. Managing Mom's Budget? An 8-Step Plan to Cover Your Bases
Managing a parent's finances can be complex and at times overwhelming.'s Senior Editor Melanie Haiken shares her eight-step plan.

Helping Older Americans for the Next 50 Years: What's it Going to Take?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.  During that time, lawmakers have constantly tinkered to keep the programs up-to-date as the nation has gotten grayer and issues facing aging Americans have changed dramatically.

Ecumen-Managed 'The Classic at Hillcrest Greens' in Altoona, Wisconsin to Open in Early July
Construction of The Classic at Hillcrest Greens in Altoona, Wisc., is well underway, and the new senior living community managed by Ecumen plans to open in early July.  The sales office, located at 1316 Cypress Drive in Altoona, is now open and taking early deposits. 

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 101st Birthday Lecil Arends

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