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Families prefer assisted living over nursing homes for hospice care: survey

Families prefer assisted living over nursing homes for hospice care: survey

Families perceive hospice care in assisted living as being better than hospice care in a nursing home, according to new research.

Fired employee allegedly returns with gun to rob AL community

Fired employee allegedly returns with gun to rob AL community

A woman who had been fired from a Utah assisted living community returned six weeks later with a handgun and a stun gun and tried to steal locked-up medication before leaving with two employees' backpacks, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

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Georgia bill would require tougher LTC worker background checks

Georgia bill would require tougher LTC worker background checks

More thorough background checks would be required of all Georgia assisted living community owners, workers with direct access to residents and applicants for jobs with duties that would put them in direct contact with residents under a bill now being considered by the state senate.

CMS: Aging population a big driver of annual growth in healthcare spending

Enrollment shifts from private health insurance to Medicare as baby boomers continue to age into the program will help drive average annual growth of 5.5% in national health spending and enrollment from 2017 to 2026, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Projections include spending related to nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.

Editors' Columns

Why skilled care's pain could be senior living's gain

Why skilled care's pain could be senior living's gain

If you can deliver post-acute care at a lower cost than the skilled care joint down the street, you just might find yourself swimming in a very nice new revenue stream.

Why the GAO report ultimately could be good news for assisted living

Why the GAO report ultimately could be good news for assisted living

The increased attention brought by a recent GAO report may be uncomfortable for those in the assisted living industry in the short term, but the health policy experts with whom I spoke suggest that the report ultimately could be good news for operators.

Guest Columns

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

We gathered a group of senior housing marketing experts to forecast upcoming trends.

Enhance your organization's culture through philanthropy

Enhance your organization's culture through philanthropy

Coming together to help others in need has helped magnify the caring spirit and mission that we strive for everyday as a healthcare provider. Many employees also choose to work for us now because of our commitment to helping our communities.

Marketplace Columns

Six emerging housing trends in 55+ living communities

Six emerging housing trends in 55+ living communities

With the demand for age-restricted communities expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next decade, developers increasingly will need to meet the changing wants and needs of those who are retired or nearing retirement.

How a digital platform can help activity directors

How a digital platform can help activity directors

Many of us have seen the positive effects of music on senior living residents. Implementing activities that harness this power, however, has been challenging at times.

Company News

Presence, Ascension reach partnership agreement

Presence, Ascension reach partnership agreement

Chicago-based Presence Health will join St. Louis-based Ascension to become part of AMITA Health under the terms of an agreement announced Thursday. The two entities had announced a non-binding letter of intent related to the deal in August.

People in the news, Feb. 13

People in the news, Feb. 13

Promotions and appointments at Allegro, Asbury Communities, Benchmark Senior Living, Cadence Senior Living, Holiday Retirement, Lancaster Pollard, LCB Senior Living, Luther Manor, P.B. Bell and Wingate Healthcare.

Product News

Silverado to use Eversound technology in all of its communities

Silverado to use Eversound technology in all of its communities

Silverado will use Eversound's patented wireless headphone system in all 36 of its memory care communities across eight states, the companies announced Tuesday.

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In Focus

Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.