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Life expectancy decreasing, CDC says

Life expectancy decreasing, CDC says

Life expectancy in the United States decreased in both 2015 and 2016, marking the only decreases in the past 20 years and the first consecutive two-year decline since 1964, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

Judge tosses key evidence in $1B fraud case against ALF owner

Judge tosses key evidence in $1B fraud case against ALF owner

The owner of multiple Miami-area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, accused in 2016 of orchestrating a $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme, scored a major victory in federal court Friday when a judge threw out key evidence against him and said that Justice Department investigators were trying to "obfuscate the evidentiary record."

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Support, knowledge of HIV important when caring for LGBT individuals with dementia: report

Support, knowledge of HIV important when caring for LGBT individuals with dementia: report

Find or create support groups, and prepare for an increase in the number of residents with both cognitive impairment and HIV/AIDS. Those are two pieces of advice contained in a new issue brief for aging service providers about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and dementia from SAGE and the Alzheimer's Association.

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Healthcare professionals who treat adults in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training related to Alzheimer's disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Editors' Columns

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

Much has been written about the benefits that senior living communities can offer older adults who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. A recent national survey puts more data behind the argument, but some results may surprise you.

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

While you are hammering away at spreadsheets, emails and other matters that just can't wait, you may be slowly, but surely, becoming less connected.

Guest Columns

Reframing the role of virtual care in senior living

Reframing the role of virtual care in senior living

Virtual care technologies can help you address staffing shortages, pressures to enhance outcomes and a desire to reach older adults in their houses.

For assisted living communities, change is coming, but there still is time to adapt

For assisted living communities, change is coming, but there still is time to adapt

Assisted living operators that hope to compete for customers down the road need to change their business models and, in particular, ramp up offerings for more healthcare services.

Marketplace Columns

Virtual reality holds benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality holds benefits for senior living residents

Staff and residents at an independent and assisted living community in Michigan are experiencing the benefits of bringing virtual reality to residents.

4 ways sales teams can foster community in senior housing

4 ways sales teams can foster community in senior housing

Fostering an authentic sense of community is the most important part of working in any aspect of the senior living industry, but it is especially true in sales.

Company News

People in the news, Aug. 14

People in the news, Aug. 14

Promotions and appointments at Anthem Memory Care, Brookdale Senior Living, Covenant Retirement Communities, Harbor Retirement Associates, HumanGood, Integral Senior Living, The Legacy Senior Communities, Thrive Senior Living and Welltower.

First 2 AL communities earn AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Awards

First 2 AL communities earn AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Awards

Maine Veterans Home - Machias in Machias, ME, and Sunrise of Gurnee in Gurnee, IL, have become the first free-standing assisted living communities ever to attain the Gold - Excellence in Quality Award in the history of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award program.

Product News

Technology company unveils monitoring device

JNL Technologies has announced the launch of a wearable Wander Monitoring Transmitter meant to provide discreet protection for residents who need it.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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