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Assisted living ranks low as preferred workplace for caregivers: report

Assisted living ranks low as preferred workplace for caregivers: report

Assisted living communities ranked fourth out of five settings when caregivers were asked their preferred work setting in a recent survey.

New HHS division will allow discrimination against LGBT residents: advocates

New HHS division will allow discrimination against LGBT residents: advocates

Federal officials say a new division in the Department of Health and Human Services will protect the rights of healthcare workers who object to providing certain types of care on moral or religious grounds. Opponents, however, say it will enable discrimination.

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Alzheimer's Association releases new memory care recommendations

Alzheimer's Association releases new memory care recommendations

Nonphysician caregivers in assisted living communities, nursing homes and other long-term care and community care settings are the intended audience for new dementia care practice recommendations released Thursday by the Alzheimer's Association.

CMS should ensure no conflicts of interest in HCBS assessments, GAO says

CMS should ensure no conflicts of interest in HCBS assessments, GAO says

A new report from the Government Accountability Office recommends that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma ensure that no conflicts of interest exist among entities that conduct the needs assessments that are used to determine eligibility for Medicaid home- and community-based services and to develop HCBS plans of service.

Editors' Columns

For senior living, a time bomb dressed as a good deed

For senior living, a time bomb dressed as a good deed

We're learning that the folks over at the Department of Health and Human Services are cooking up new rules for caregivers. It might not take much for this apparent good deed to go completely haywire, however.

Give flu vaccination a shot

Give flu vaccination a shot

This year's flu statistics are scary. Vaccination could protect you, co-workers, residents and the livelihood of your senior living community.

Guest Columns

Leading-edge tools make for efficient senior living design

Leading-edge tools make for efficient senior living design

Ever wonder about the processes and technology architectural and design firms use to help senior living clients save money and time and efficiently realize their projects? Here's an inside look at one firm's approach, which you may find useful for your tasks as well.

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

Therapeutic environments that benefit people with dementia embrace meaningful and innovative activities, good communication, skilled problem-solving around behaviors challenging for staff, and excellent staff training. Consider adopting several of these contemporary best practices in your community.

Marketplace Columns

How actionable gene tests could benefit caregivers' health

How actionable gene tests could benefit caregivers' health

Research is showing that shortened telomeres actually can be lengthened again — by making positive lifestyle changes. This is good news for stressed caregivers.

3 ways to streamline senior health tech adoption

3 ways to streamline senior health tech adoption

As senior health tech adapts to increase direct benefits to older adults, caregivers can jumpstart the process in three ways.

Company News

Allegro Senior Living announces new brand

Allegro Senior Living announces new brand

Allegro Senior Living has launched a new brand, Alto Senior Living, with the addition of three new properties to its portfolio.

People in the news, Jan. 16

People in the news, Jan. 16

Promotions and appointments at Harmony Senior Services, Landmark Connect, LCS, Legend Senior Living, Regions Bank, Richfield Living and University Village.

Product News

PS Salon & Spa partners with John Paul Mitchell Systems

A new partnership between professional salon and spa operator PS Salon & Spa and professional salon product manufacturer John Paul Mitchell Systems will bring many Paul Mitchell product lines into more than 760 PS locations nationwide, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Jan. 17

Party in the sky

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving.