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Largest senior living providers named by Argentum

New lists by Argentum name the largest overall senior living providers as well as the largest independent living, assisted living and memory care providers and the top markets for senior living.

Falls led to 27,000 deaths and 7 million injuries in 2014, CDC says

Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged at least 65 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Thursday in conjunction with the ninth annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

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Former senior living employee pleads guilty to 46 counts in resident theft cases

Former senior living employee pleads guilty to 46 counts in resident theft cases

An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to burglary, theft and receiving stolen property after investigators found 3,000 items at her residence that they said came from 13 senior living communities in two counties.

Justice Department acts to dismantle fraud schemes targeting elderly

The Justice Department and additional agencies Thursday announced enforcement actions and the execution of search warrants to combat a global network of mass mailing fraud schemes that they said collectively have defrauded millions of older adults and others across the United States out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Editors' Columns

Misery loves company when it comes to recruiting

Misery loves company when it comes to recruiting

Results of a recent Society for Human Resources Management survey about recruiting most likely will not surprise anyone in aging services, but perhaps there is comfort in knowing that the senior living industry is not alone in its challenges.

Want to get into the C-suite? There's no substitute for (the right) experience

Want to get into the C-suite? There's no substitute for (the right) experience

So you say you'd like to snap off a piece of that C-suite action? It turns out that varied experience might get you there a bit faster.

Guest Columns

Opioid use among seniors: A growing concern

Opioid use among seniors: A growing concern

Prescription opioids have garnered much media attention in recent years in the United States as use and abuse of the pain medications continue to rise. But an important community of people is taking opioids, and the effects on them have not been followed as closely: seniors.

How to draft an acceptable plan of correction

How to draft an acceptable plan of correction

Here are some tips on how to craft a plan of correction response, effectively manage your time in a deadline-filled process and ultimately demonstrate that your community has achieved full compliance with the applicable regulations.

Marketplace Columns

Can LED lighted bathroom mirrors increase occupancy?

Can LED lighted bathroom mirrors increase occupancy?

Multi-facility operators in the know are looking for upscale fixtures for their properties to give them a marketing edge.

5 signs that your parking structure needs repair

5 signs that your parking structure needs repair

Ineffective routine maintenance of parking structures can lead to costly repairs, safety concerns and disruption to residents, staff and visitors.

Company News

People in the news, Sept. 20

People in the news, Sept. 20

Lifespace says appointments designed to position organization for mergers and acquisitions, Norterre names chief operating officer, Lutheran Senior Services names director of clinical resources, Dominion Senior Living adds an executive director, Jewish Home Family CEO appointed to New Jersey elder abuse task force

Enlivant deals to increase portfolio size by 40%

Enlivant deals to increase portfolio size by 40%

Enlivant will increase the size of its portfolio by 40% when it finalizes the acquisitions of 48 senior living communities from multiple unidentified sellers, the company announced Thursday.

Product News

Blue Willow Systems debuts fall detection and alert system

Blue Willow Systems has begun to install its fall detection and alert system in senior care communities in the United States and Canada and has a presence at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care fall conference.

Sept. 15 is fourth annual National Second Wind Dreams Day

Sept. 15 is the fourth annual National Second Wind Dreams Day, during which the nonprofit organization will team with elder care communities, home health agencies and senior advisers to turn dreams into reality for many older adults.

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Sept. 21

Electing to be informed

Canton, MA

Residents at continuing care retirement / life plan community Orchard Cove, sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife, recently participated in a two-part series focusing on the upcoming election.

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