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CBO: Senate healthcare bill would cut Medicaid funding by $772B

CBO: Senate healthcare bill would cut Medicaid funding by $772B

Senate Republicans' bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut federal spending on Medicaid by $772 billion through 2026, according to an analysis released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation. The news reinforces operator fears that states will cut funding for home- and community-based services.

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Brookdale wins $35 million Medicare fraud lawsuit

Brookdale wins $35 million Medicare fraud lawsuit

A federal judge has permanently dismissed a lawsuit in which a former employee accused Brookdale Senior Living and subsidiaries of submitting approximately $35 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for reimbursement.

One in six older adults abused, research finds

One in six older adults abused, research finds

One in six older adults around the world has experienced some type of abuse, according to recent research by the World Health Organization study. The number is higher than previously thought.

Editors' Columns

Sex and the brain

Sex and the brain

Results of a new study might create a sense of urgency in both senior living residents and operators regarding sexual expression policies.

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.

Guest Columns

Countering the illusion of communication

Countering the illusion of communication

We all hear that communication is important, but what do we do about it? Here are some tips to enhance communication mindfulness.

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.

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

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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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.