Assisted Living

Name changes bloom in senior living

Name changes bloom in senior living

For a variety of reasons, many senior living organizations are changing their names. A common idea underlies many of the moves, however.

States must improve residential care options, HCBS funding, AARP says

States must improve residential care options, HCBS funding, AARP says

States will need to accelerate the rate of improving long-term services and supports in several areas to meet the upcoming needs of aging baby boomers, according to a report released today by the AARP.

Assisted living communities target lower-income residents

Assisted living communities target lower-income residents

A Phoenix-area developer is building assisted living options for an often-overlooked population: those with few financial resources.

NCAL hits Washington to educate members of Congress

NCAL hits Washington to educate members of Congress

National Center for Assisted Living members will converge on the nation's capital Monday and Tuesday with four themes in mind for legislators and their staffs, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle told McKnight's Senior Living.

Report calls for regulatory changes to address acuity, staffing challenges

Report calls for regulatory changes to address acuity, staffing challenges

Many challenges faced by assisted living communities in a populous state can be attributed to staffing requirements that have not kept pace with resident needs that are increasing in acuity, according to a new report.

Survey: 75% of 40+ adults do not know how much assisted living costs

Survey: 75% of 40+ adults do not know how much assisted living costs

Three-fourths of adults aged 40 or more years do not know how much it costs to live in an assisted living community, according to the results of a new survey. Education also appears to be needed regarding the potential of some income sources and programs to pay for long-term care and services.

Assisted living is 16% of elder housing market: report

Assisted living is 16% of elder housing market: report

Assisted living comes in second to skilled nursing in housing the elderly outside of traditional homes, according to a new report.

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

Attorneys working in senior living discuss the benefits of pre-dispute arbitration agreements and share tips for operators creating or reworking theirs.

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

A new analysis showing that older adults can save money by residing in senior living communities rather than continuing to live in their homes may not surprise those in the industry, but most older adults and their families don't calculate costs accurately, according to a former analyst who crunched some numbers.

Assisted living occupancy falls to lowest level since 2010

Occupancy for assisted living in the first quarter of 2017 averaged 87.2%, its lowest level since early 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

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June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.