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Bright idea expected to save CCRC more than $144,000 annually

Bright idea expected to save CCRC more than $144,000 annually

Jefferson's Ferry, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement / life plan community in South Setauket, NY, expects to save more than $144,000 a year by making one change, initiated by a committee of residents.

Health systems increasingly seeing value of senior living, Welltower says

Health systems increasingly seeing value of senior living, Welltower says

Hospitals increasingly are seeing senior living communities as part of a solution to lowering their risk associated with older adults, Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa told analysts participating in an earnings call on Wednesday. His remarks came as the REIT announced a new partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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LTC Properties eyes independent living

LTC Properties eyes independent living

LTC Properties is "very interested" in opportunities in independent living, the self-administered real estate investment trust's chairwoman, CEO and president, Wendy Simpson, told participants in an earnings call on Thursday.

Minnesota mulls online 'report card' for assisted living communities

Minnesota mulls online 'report card' for assisted living communities

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is considering creating an online "report card" for assisted living communities in the state, according to a media report. And operators may be required to help foot the bill.

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CNN: 16,000+ cases of sexual abuse in long-term care facilities reported since 2000

More than 16,000 cases of sexual abuse have been reported in nursing homes and assisted living communities since 2000, according to a report published by CNN on Wednesday.

Editors' Columns

Yes, thieves are coming for your data

Yes, thieves are coming for your data

Think your senior living community is exempt from data theft? Think again.

Workers want more than a paycheck

Workers want more than a paycheck

New research reveals a few changes that operators could make to appeal to potential employees.

Guest Columns

Caring for caregivers all year

Caring for caregivers all year

November has been designated National Family Caregivers Month, but our appreciation doesn't need to be limited to one month of the year.

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

Regardless of the scope or cause of the emergency, senior living communities of all sizes in any location can benefit from being prepared for any potential disaster.

Marketplace Columns

Streamlining communication for optimal care provision

Streamlining communication for optimal care provision

For an aging population that depends on various healthcare professionals for assistance and guidance, collaboration among care team members is essential.

How one operator incorporates music into residents' lives

How one operator incorporates music into residents' lives

More than 3,000 U.S. senior living and long-term care communities are realizing the benefits of incorporating music into the lives of the residents, making it one of their most effective nonpharmacologic approaches to quality-of-life improvement.

Company News

Four CCRCs recognized for employee, resident engagement

National consulting firm Holleran has awarded "highest honors" to four senior living operators for the scores they achieved in employee and resident engagement studies conducted by the company in 2016.

People in the news, Feb. 21

People in the news, Feb. 21

Appointments, promotions and honors related to The Ambassador of Scarsdale, Anthem Memory Care, WM Daugherty & Co LLC, Hebrew SeniorLife, Jefferson's Ferry Foundation, Juniper Communities, KAI Design & Build, Lutheran Senior Services, Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities, Norterre, Peconic Landing, SCAN Group, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp., Senior Source Consulting Group, Solvere Senior Living, Spectrum Retirement, Touchmark, Watercrest Senior Living Group and Willow Gardens Memory Care.

Product News

Products you need, February 2017

Read about convertible mattresses and a pill-crushing system.

PointClickCare puts IPO on hold, closes $85 million round of financing

PointClickCare puts IPO on hold, closes $85 million round of financing

PointClickCare has put plans for an initial public offering on hold, instead closing an $85 million round of financing. The company said it plans to use the funds to accelerate its focus on delivering solutions to its customers and end markets.

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Feb. 22

'Rockminster' robots

Rockleigh, NJ

The Jewish Home at Rockleigh's recent "Rockminster Dog Show" featured live and robotic animals.

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