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Investors prefer communities that offer both independent and assisted living, survey finds

Investors prefer communities that offer both independent and assisted living, survey finds

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Senior housing investors are shifting to prefer communities that offer both independent living and assisted living (with or without memory care) on one campus, according to newly released results of a survey by professional services firm JLL.

Families prefer assisted living over nursing homes for hospice care: survey

Families prefer assisted living over nursing homes for hospice care: survey

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Families perceive hospice care in assisted living as being better than hospice care in a nursing home, according to new research.

Why skilled care's pain could be senior living's gain

Why skilled care's pain could be senior living's gain

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If you can deliver post-acute care at a lower cost than the skilled care joint down the street, you just might find yourself swimming in a very nice new revenue stream.

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

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Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.

Sunrise, Holiday, Capital come out on top in new J.D. Power senior living study

Sunrise, Holiday, Capital come out on top in new J.D. Power senior living study

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Sunrise Senior Living, Holiday Retirement and Capital Senior Living had the highest scores in the inaugural study of senior living conducted by J.D. Power, the consumer research company announced Monday.

Why the GAO report ultimately could be good news for assisted living

Why the GAO report ultimately could be good news for assisted living

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The increased attention brought by a recent GAO report may be uncomfortable for those in the assisted living industry in the short term, but the health policy experts with whom I spoke suggest that the report ultimately could be good news for operators.

Assisted, independent living 'critical part' of Ensign's success in fourth quarter, CEO says

Assisted, independent living 'critical part' of Ensign's success in fourth quarter, CEO says

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The Ensign Group saw the highest adjusted earnings per share in its history in the fourth quarter of 2017, and assisted living and independent living had much to do with it, Ensign President, CEO and Director Christopher Christensen said Friday during an earnings call.

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

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Responding to a report that cites lax state oversight, federal officials said they will begin to monitor potentially dangerous incidents at senior living communities more closely.

Medicaid, the Trojan horse of senior living

Medicaid, the Trojan horse of senior living

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Like the citizens of Troy who failed to realize a hollow wooden horse contained something terrible, senior living operators have ignored the real threat Medicaid might unleash: federal rules and regulations.

CDC data show how small, large assisted living communities differ

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A data brief published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics sheds light on the differences between smaller and larger assisted living communities regarding the types of ADL assistance residents need, health conditions they have, payment source and more.

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

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A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.

Report is 'new territory,' GAO director says

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A new report about federal oversight of Medicaid beneficiaries who live in assisted living communities is "new territory" for the Government Accountability Office, the report's author told McKnight's Senior Living.

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GAO report on assisted living could be a game changer

GAO report on assisted living could be a game changer

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As the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles faced off Sunday in the biggest football matchup of the season, the Government Accountability Office was preparing to release a long-awaited report that could have states, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the assisted living industry playing defense.

Task force calls for big changes in assisted living, dementia care by 2020

Task force calls for big changes in assisted living, dementia care by 2020

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Minnesota will have a new assisted living license and new dementia care certification in less than two years if Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers follow the recommendations contained in a new report from a task force appointed by the governor to address concerns related to elder abuse.

Assisted living communities top nursing homes for caregiver pay

Assisted living communities top nursing homes for caregiver pay

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Assisted living communities pay staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Overall turnover in assisted living down

Overall turnover in assisted living down

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Overall turnover in assisted living is down from last year, but it is up for some positions compared with last year, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," released Wednesday by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Effort would add 'residents' bill of rights' to Florida constitution

Effort would add 'residents' bill of rights' to Florida constitution

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The man behind a proposal that would add a "Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Residents' Bill of Rights" to the Florida constitution says it is an effort to "establish a situation where the rights of residents of long-term care facilities are at least on par with the rights of everyone else." At least one organization representing care and service providers, however, describes the proposal as "nothing more than an avaricious ploy by trial lawyers to profit from increased lawsuits."

Assisted living ranks low as preferred workplace for caregivers: report

Assisted living ranks low as preferred workplace for caregivers: report

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Assisted living communities ranked fourth out of five settings when caregivers were asked their preferred work setting in a recent survey.

Senior living market fundamentals stagnant in fourth quarter

Senior living market fundamentals stagnant in fourth quarter

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Occupancy, annual absorption and construction as a share of existing inventory in senior living remained unchanged in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care said Thursday as it released fourth-quarter performance data captured by the NIC MAP Data Service.

Investors excited about independent and assisted living: report

Investors excited about independent and assisted living: report

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Investors this year will be most attracted to "lifestyle-focused" segments of seniors housing, including one that may surprise some, according to a new report from commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE.

New signs that insurance companies might control senior living's destiny

New signs that insurance companies might control senior living's destiny

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It's starting to look like assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities simply may become spokes connected to a hub controlled by somebody else.

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

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The $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica Corp. by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR has been completed ahead of schedule. The company previously had announced its intention to "aggressively compete in the assisted living industry."

Association forms for small assisted living operators

Association forms for small assisted living operators

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You probably won't see any of the current or future members of the new Residential Assisted Living National Association on a "largest provider" list, and that's by design.

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

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This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

Assisted living needs to better manage rising acuity levels, expert warns

Assisted living needs to better manage rising acuity levels, expert warns

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Relatively few assisted living operators can effectively manage rising acuity levels among their residents, a blog appearing in Forbes contends.

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

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Caring.com is releasing its list of reviews-based honorees today, and 267 independent living communities, assisted living communities, memory care communities, care homes or skilled nursing facilities across 40 states made the cut.

Integrating assisted living, PACE generates good outcomes for residents, operators

Integrating assisted living, PACE generates good outcomes for residents, operators

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Integrating Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly into assisted living can increase attention to residents, reduce the length of hospitalizations and increase resident satisfaction, according to Peter DeGolia, M.D., CMD, medical director of McGregor PACE in Cleveland. As a result, residents who receive PACE care tend to stay in their assisted living communities longer, he added.

Residents' increasing acuity drives need for talks, education, data collection

Residents' increasing acuity drives need for talks, education, data collection

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As shifting demographics and changing consumer preferences contribute to residents' increasing acuity needs in assisted living communities, it's critical to clarify with staff members what your community and they are able to do and what you and they are willing to do, Liz Jensen, RN, MSN, RN-BC, told those attending an educational session Tuesday at the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.

A new top concern for assisted living operators?

A new top concern for assisted living operators?

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New contenders are challenging staffing as the issue most top-of-mind for senior living operators, according to participants in a panel discussion at the Oct. 15 NCAL Day that preceded the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.