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Senate healthcare bill would 'ruin Medicaid as we know it'

Senate healthcare bill would 'ruin Medicaid as we know it'

As Senate Republicans released a "discussion draft" of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, advocacy organizations in senior living expressed concerns about the legislation's Medicaid-related components, and former President Barack Obama said the bill would "ruin Medicaid as we know it."

Granddaughter sues community over resident's alligator-attack death

Granddaughter sues community over resident's alligator-attack death

The granddaughter of a 90-year-old senior living community resident who died last year after apparently being attacked by an alligator is suing the community for wrongful death.

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3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people who have high blood pressure, and increased exercise may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a report released Thursday. But there's a catch.

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Editors' Columns

Name changes bloom in senior living

Name changes bloom in senior living

For a variety of reasons, many senior living organizations are changing their names. A common idea underlies many of the moves, however.

You'll never find a better investment opportunity than this

You'll never find a better investment opportunity than this

An event happening next week is worthy of your most valuable asset — your time.

Guest Columns

The wrong policy at the wrong time

The wrong policy at the wrong time

As Congress has developed healthcare legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, a dangerous proposal has emerged that would dramatically alter Medicaid's financial structure and shift far more of the risk for the increasing cost of care to the states, where budgets are ill-equipped to deal with the burden.

Wellness redesigned: Centers for healthy living in the 21st century

Wellness redesigned: Centers for healthy living in the 21st century

For senior living operators looking for a way to bridge the gap between the housing, healthcare, hospitality and education sectors, the center for healthy living concept presents an exciting opportunity to innovate.

Marketplace Columns

Is it memory impairment, a medical issue or addiction?

Is it memory impairment, a medical issue or addiction?

Alcohol and drug abuse is a somewhat hidden problem in the eldercare arena, as many caregivers and medical professionals fail to recognize it for what it is.

The need for life cycle costing of LED lighting in senior living communities

The need for life cycle costing of LED lighting in senior living communities

One way that managers of senior living communities can control expenses is to reduce lighting costs. The cost of LED lighting may be less than you think.

Company News

People in the news, June 20

People in the news, June 20

New appointments, promotions and honors related to Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Aegis Living, Asbury Group, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Erickson Living, Friendship, Integral Senior Living, LCB Senior Living, the National Council on Aging, Ohio Living Foundation, Somerby Senior Living and more.

Pinnacle Living is new name for Virginia United Methodist Homes

Pinnacle Living is new name for Virginia United Methodist Homes

Richmond, VA-based Virginia United Methodist Homes announced a name change Monday to Pinnacle Living in an effort to shed the word home and to clarify to the public that residents and employees of any faith are welcome.

Columbia Pacific Advisors acquiring Hawthorn Retirement Group

Columbia Pacific Advisors acquiring Hawthorn Retirement Group

Seattle-based senior housing developer and owner Columbia Pacific Advisors and its founders announced the pending purchase of Hawthorn Retirement Group, a Vancouver, WA-based owner, developer and operator of senior housing communities in 20 states and two Canadian provinces, on Monday.

Product News

MatrixCare acquires SigmaCare

MatrixCare acquires SigmaCare

MatrixCare has acquired SigmaCare, a Manhattan-based electronic health record vendor serving the senior living and long-term and post-acute care markets, the companies announced Tuesday.

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In Focus

June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.