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Medical, safety concerns driving senior living move-ins

Medical, safety concerns driving senior living move-ins

Medical and safety concerns are the chief motivators for moves into senior living communities, according to the results of the latest Caregiver Journey survey by Caring.com. The survey also uncovered the most common resources family members use when looking for a community, the factors that drive their decisions and more.

House votes for 6-month delay of overtime rule

House votes for 6-month delay of overtime rule

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would move from Dec. 1 to June 1 the effective date of a final rule set to double the salary threshold under which most salaried workers would be guaranteed overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week.

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Flu vaccination up among LTC workers, down among older adults

Flu vaccination up among LTC workers, down among older adults

The good news, public health officials said at a press conference Thursday, is that influenza vaccination is up among those working in long-term care settings. The bad news is that one-third of adults aged 65 or more years are not getting vaccinated.

EEOC summary pay data collection to begin in March 2018

EEOC summary pay data collection to begin in March 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will begin collecting summary employee pay data from some employers in March 2018, the commission announced Thursday.

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When "aging in place starts to look more like a potential train wreck" ... Social Security Number Removal Initiative efforts to begin in April

Editors' Columns

A more enlightened way to examine your value proposition?

A more enlightened way to examine your value proposition?

One top-of-mind issue kept resurfacing at the recent National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care meeting: How do we deliver more value to our customers? A helpful resource recently surfaced.

It'll be a shame if we don't act soon to address caregiver issues

It'll be a shame if we don't act soon to address caregiver issues

The United States probably won't be implementing one country's ideas to address challenges related to an aging population, but we need to do something, and quickly.

Guest Columns

Why assisted living needs ergonomics

Why assisted living needs ergonomics

Assisted living community owners and managers can reduce risk and save on hiring, training and workers' compensation costs by instilling a culture of safety through respect, honesty and trust.

Opioid use among seniors: A growing concern

Opioid use among seniors: A growing concern

Prescription opioids have garnered much media attention in recent years in the United States as use and abuse of the pain medications continue to rise. But an important community of people is taking opioids, and the effects on them have not been followed as closely: seniors.

Marketplace Columns

8 keys to selecting a commercial roofer

8 keys to selecting a commercial roofer

Selecting a commercial roofer isn't just about evaluating the proposals from each roofing contractor and then selecting the lowest bidder.

Can LED lighted bathroom mirrors increase occupancy?

Can LED lighted bathroom mirrors increase occupancy?

Multi-facility operators in the know are looking for upscale fixtures for their properties to give them a marketing edge.

Company News

People in the news, Sept. 27

People in the news, Sept. 27

Martha A. Roherty joins Center for Excellence in Assisted Living Board of Directors, James "Mac" McClelland receives Senior Service Award from Woodstock Terrace Assisted Living.

People in the news, Sept. 20

People in the news, Sept. 20

Lifespace says appointments designed to position organization for mergers and acquisitions, Norterre names chief operating officer, Lutheran Senior Services names director of clinical resources, Dominion Senior Living adds an executive director, Jewish Home Family CEO appointed to New Jersey elder abuse task force

Product News

Blue Willow Systems debuts fall detection and alert system

Blue Willow Systems has begun to install its fall detection and alert system in senior care communities in the United States and Canada and has a presence at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care fall conference.

Sept. 15 is fourth annual National Second Wind Dreams Day

Sept. 15 is the fourth annual National Second Wind Dreams Day, during which the nonprofit organization will team with elder care communities, home health agencies and senior advisers to turn dreams into reality for many older adults.

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Sept. 28

Investing in the future

Corpus Christi, TX

Residents at the Mirador retirement community recently awarded scholarships to five employees.

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