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New overtime rule could bring 'devastating realities,' operator says

New overtime rule could bring 'devastating realities,' operator says

One assisted living operator predicts the loss of jobs for workers and fewer housing options for Medicaid beneficiaries if the federal government implements the salary threshold of the overtime rule finalized under the Obama administration. All comments to the Labor Department as it ponders a new rule are due Monday.

State Medicaid directors urge caution on Graham-Cassidy reforms

State Medicaid directors urge caution on Graham-Cassidy reforms

The Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act contains "significant challenges" that deserve "thorough discussion, examination and analysis," the National Association of Medicaid Directors said Thursday, urging senators not to rush complex Medicaid reform.

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CCRC discriminated against employees based on race, EEOC says

CCRC discriminated against employees based on race, EEOC says

A Newburgh, IN, continuing care retirement community violated federal law because it accommodated residents' preferences for caregivers based on race and allowed employees to be subjected to racial slurs, the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission said in a lawsuit announced Wednesday.

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Editors' Columns

This isn't a horror flick; it's a lot more frightening

This isn't a horror flick; it's a lot more frightening

We've all seen those horror films where the villain appears to be terminated — only to return for more. A real-live version of this scenario may be playing out in Washington.

Senior living on the big and little screen

Senior living on the big and little screen

Retirement communities are becoming a popular setting for films and television shows, according to recently announced plans of studios and networks.

Guest Columns

How horses, university partnerships are changing senior living

How horses, university partnerships are changing senior living

After 30 years, the leaders of Watermark Retirement Communities believe they are on the cusp of a much-needed revolution in the way senior housing and healthcare is delivered. They also believe that other operators can be a part of it.

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

With the number of people in whom dementia is diagnosed growing at alarming rates, the need for effective memory care programs is more important than ever. One international program combines dementia care best practices with a Montessori philosophy.

Marketplace Columns

How wearable tech can enhance senior living

How wearable tech can enhance senior living

Many people already are familiar with fitness wearables. Another technology senior living facilities could consider for residents is mPERS, or mobile personal emergency response system.

Your best shot at keeping liability premiums down

Your best shot at keeping liability premiums down

The average total liability paid claim in assisted living is $221,496. One type of program in particular can help organizations minimize risk and drive down insurance costs.

Company News

Ventas recognized for sustainability efforts

Ventas recognized for sustainability efforts

Real estate investment trust Ventas has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the first time and has been ranked the top healthcare REIT by GRESB in its assessment of real estate environment, social and governance factors.

People in the news, Sept. 19

People in the news, Sept. 19

Appointments at Brightview Senior Living/The Shelter Group, Legacy Senior Living, Maxwell Group and WesleyLife.

Product News

Spectrum to capture residents' life stories through HeartLegacy videos

Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities will use HeartLegacy's technology to connect residents with their family members through video and will capture residents' life story videos through Daphne, AL-based HeartLegacy's Life Story Program, the companies announced Monday.

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Sept. 20

Saluting 70 years

Washington, D.C.

The Armed Forces Retirement Home was the setting for a recent celebration of the Air Force's 70th birthday by Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, members and veterans, including a 96-year-old resident.