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Labor Department seeks input for overtime rule

Labor Department seeks input for overtime rule

The Department of Labor is accepting input as it prepares to propose a new rule related to circumstances under which certain workers would be entitled to overtime pay.

Senior living community not cited, but two years later, executives charged in resident's death

Senior living community not cited, but two years later, executives charged in resident's death

The owner and former administrator of a California senior living community have been charged with elder abuse and involuntary manslaughter, felonies, more than two years after a resident reported to have dementia died after being hit by a car while jogging.

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Parkinson's disease shows link to melanoma

Parkinson's disease shows link to melanoma

People with either Parkinson's disease or melanoma are four times as likely to receive a diagnosis of the other disease, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Researchers, however, said that the association likely is not due to a Parkinson's drug, levodopa, that often is cited as a reason.

40% underestimate assisted living costs

40% underestimate assisted living costs

Almost 40% of families underestimate how much assisted living will cost, according to data from A Place For Mom.

Editors' Columns

ADA compliance: Will you be the next one sued?

ADA compliance: Will you be the next one sued?

The country's largest senior living provider recently was threatened with a class action lawsuit accusing the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act at its communities. Here's how other operators can try to avoid a similar fate.

For many operators, an old adversary may soon be a good friend

For many operators, an old adversary may soon be a good friend

If you run a senior living organization and are beset by labor-related challenges, Wednesday was a good day.

Guest Columns

Creating a culture of engagement in senior living

Creating a culture of engagement in senior living

The biggest challenges in senior living can be addressed successfully by creating a culture of engagement for staff members and residents.

How dining services can differentiate your AL community

How dining services can differentiate your AL community

Two steps can help you meet the demand for innovative dining services in assisted living.

Marketplace Columns

Enhancing senior care and services with analytics

Enhancing senior care and services with analytics

Gathering and using data is becoming a crucial process to predict future needs in a multitude of industries. One of these industries is senior living.

Should senior living communities offer legacy management services?

Should senior living communities offer legacy management services?

Most people think of legacy management as wills and testaments or estate plans and taxes, but a growing set of tools and services go beyond these components and can benefit residents and their families.

Company News

People in the news, July 25

People in the news, July 25

Promotions, appointments and honors related to Asbury Communities, Erickson Living, LeadingAge Florida, LCS, Norterre, Presbyterian Communities and Services and Ziegler.

NCAL announces 2017 award winners

NCAL announces 2017 award winners

The National Center for Assisted Living announced the recipients of its 2017 awards Thursday. Winners will be recognized at an Oct. 15 event.

Product News

Elmcroft introduces new medication management system

Elmcroft Senior Living has introduced a proprietary medication management system into more than half of its senior living communities, with plans to use it in all of its communities in the future. Belmont Village Senior Living uses the same system.

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July 26

Ranch dressing

Allen, TX

The staff at Vitality Court at Texas Star recently made a resident's dream come true, arranging for the lifelong rancher to visit a livestock auction and ranch.