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Labor Department appeals overtime injunction

Labor Department appeals overtime injunction

The Department of Labor on Thursday appealed a Nov. 22 temporary injunction that put on hold a final rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to more than 4 million workers. The action came on the same day as the publication of the department's final rule updating existing nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations as well as the enactment of anti-retaliation rules.

GAO: Extent of elder abuse from guardians remains unclear

GAO: Extent of elder abuse from guardians remains unclear

The national extent of elder abuse by guardians is unknown because data are limited on key factors, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing.

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New law allows some aides to administer medication

New law allows some aides to administer medication

Advanced home health aides working at some assisted living communities in New York will be allowed to perform certain advanced tasks, such as administering routine or prefilled medications and helping with medical equipment, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Editors' Columns

Praise for Price might be short-lived

Praise for Price might be short-lived

Businesses tend to be quite happy when elections put Republicans in charge of Congress and the White House. But senior living operators would be well advised to temper their giddiness this time, for two reasons.

No Scrooges at these communities

No Scrooges at these communities

In the final month or so of each year, our thoughts frequently focus on our own good fortune and ways that we can bring happiness to others' lives. Residents and others at several senior living communities have been turning their thoughts into action once again this year.

Guest Columns

How to renovate and reposition your senior living community

How to renovate and reposition your senior living community

Despite the grumbling about certain senior living market centers across the country being overbuilt or saturated, I notice a discernible uptick in one specific market area: renovations and repositioning.

A short guide to lobbies and entrances

A short guide to lobbies and entrances

Everything that happens between the public street and your reception desk tells a story about your community and what it offers.

Marketplace Columns

The importance of the life story in memory care

The importance of the life story in memory care

Knowing residents' life stories is critical for staff members who care for those with Alzheimer's disease or other memory or communication challenges.

How a customer service approach can reduce employee turnover

How a customer service approach can reduce employee turnover

A great deal of attention has been placed on recruitment and getting people in the front door, but it seems that greater emphasis should be focused on employee retention and closing the back door, so to speak.

Company News

Juniper acquires PA CCRC for $13.65 million

Juniper acquires PA CCRC for $13.65 million

Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities paid $13.65 million to acquire Wood River Village in Bensalem, PA, on Nov. 30, financing the entire purchase with cash from its balance sheet.

Ziegler closes on $232 million financing for Acts

Specialty investment bank Ziegler has closed on $232 million in Series 2016 financing for Acts Retirement-Life Communities. The total transaction size is among the largest issues in the tax-exempt senior living marketplace, according to Ziegler.

Product News

OnShift named to Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500 list

Human capital software company OnShift ranks 326 on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500, a list of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy technology companies in North America.

Waste removal process could save communities money

Waste removal process could save communities money

The Medical Waste Machine is a replacement for waste removal systems that cost senior living operators money, executives at Medical Innovations say.

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Nov. 30

Horsing around

Wilmington, DE

Residents from Rockland Place recently visited the New Castle County Carousel Park & Equestrian Center.

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