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Private activity bonds likely to survive tax bill

Private activity bonds likely to survive tax bill

Congressional Republicans have struck a deal reconciling House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul. In a victory for nonprofit senior living operators, it appears the final measure will retain tax-exempt private activity bonds.

Senior living residents more interested in how organizations are run

Senior living residents more interested in how organizations are run

Senior living managers are sensing heightened resident interest in transparency- and engagement-related issues, a new report finds.

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Friendships help inoculate residents against mental decline

Friendships help inoculate residents against mental decline

Healthy interpersonal relationships help keep aging brains healthy, suggests a new study by Northwestern University researchers.

Tax bill update: Corporate tax tweak, reprieve for PABs?

Tax bill update: Corporate tax tweak, reprieve for PABs?

It's looking like the new corporate tax rate designation will be 21% rather than 20%, as Republican House and Senate negotiators rushed to finalize a tax deal Wednesday.

Editors' Columns

Want to be happier at work? Socialize more

Want to be happier at work? Socialize more

One of the odd quirks of senior living is that it is full of happy workers and unhappy residents.

Why is senior living overlooking this golden opportunity?

Why is senior living overlooking this golden opportunity?

To judge by many of the marketing materials the senior living field produces, a major benefit is not being touted.

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Advance care planning is appropriate, necessary for all senior living residents

Advance care planning is appropriate, necessary for all senior living residents

The best time to complete advance care planning is when things are stable and before a crisis arises for an older adult, and senior living communities can help in the process.

Three keys to building a culture of problem-solvers

Three keys to building a culture of problem-solvers

Here's how to build a work environment that inspires individuals to make the right decisions and head in the right directions to solve problems on their own but in a manner consistent with your plans.

Marketplace Columns

Recognizing family caregivers as care partners

Recognizing family caregivers as care partners

When family members are viewed a​s care partners​, their relationships with staff can be mutually supportive and enriching.

The 'three-bucket' approach to sustainability

The 'three-bucket' approach to sustainability

Interested in sustainability efforts that could save your company money? Here are steps you can take now and in the future.

Company News

People in the news, Dec. 12

People in the news, Dec. 12

Appointments and promotions at Buckner Retirement Services, Ebenezer, Erickson Living, Lincoln and Donalson Care Centers, The Redwoods, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp., Spectrum Retirement Communities and Ziegler.

66 assisted living communities meet at least two NCAL quality goals

Sixty-six assisted living communities have attained two or more of the four goals in the National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative, NCAL has announced.

Product News

Vikus acquired by HealthcareSource

Chattanooga, TN-based Vikus Corp. has been acquired by HealthcareSource, a Woburn, MA-based provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, the companies announced Tuesday.

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In Focus

Dec. 13

A giving season

Nationwide

Senior living communities throughout the country are proving that the end-of-year holidays are a time of giving.