A growing elderly population and new preferences of older adults will drive changes to assisted living communities in the future, predict the authors of a new report.
Occupancy in assisted living communities averaged 86.6% during the third quarter, up 0.2 percentage point from the second quarter, when it had fallen to its lowest point ever for the second time in 11 years, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.
States gradually are increasing their oversight of assisted living communities, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Center for Assisted Living.
Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in challenging an emergency rule issued Sept. 16 that gave assisted living communities in the Sunshine State 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.
The annual median cost of assisted living increased 3.36% from 2016 to 2017, according to the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, released Tuesday. There are two main reasons.
A new national database launching in October has the goal of making it easier for assisted living operators and capital providers to search for and compare communities from across the country.
Juniper Communities' Connect4Life model shows a potential cost savings of up to $15.3 billion for Medicare in hospital inpatient spending (or $4,500 per beneficiary) if applied nationally to a frail population of Medicare beneficiaries similar to Juniper's resident population.
The effects of a minimum wage increase on assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, and their workers, are multifaceted. On balance, however, such an increase would have a relatively small negative financial effect on operators but generally positive effects on their workers, according to results of a study released Tuesday by RTI International and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.
More than three-fourths of assisted living communities and similar residential settings for older adults do not use electronic health records, according to newly analyzed data collected as part of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. Electronic health information exchange capability is missing in many such communities, too, according to the data.
It's getting tougher to keep assisted living buildings filled, but some explanations as to why seem to be ill-fitting.