Editors' Columns

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

If anyone in senior living or long-term care is screaming in relation to the results of this year's Fellowship Matches, they are screams of despair.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Medicaid, the Trojan horse of senior living

Medicaid, the Trojan horse of senior living

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.

John O'Connor's Columns

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

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.

Medicaid, the Trojan horse of senior living

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.

Attention senior living operators: Analytics will not solve all your problems

When it comes to senior living, technology arguablyis the most disruptive force in play. And within the technology sphere, no tool is making a bigger impact than analytics.

If this were an Olympic event, senior living would not medal

It's no secret that finding and keeping qualified employees can be a real challenge in the senior living field. But things may be even worse than many operators realize.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

If anyone in senior living or long-term care is screaming in relation to the results of this year's Fellowship Matches, they are screams of despair.

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

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.

GAO report on assisted living could be a game changer

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.

A different take on intergenerational living

Senior living communities already know that marketing to a prospective resident includes marketing to the older adult's grown children because they are decision-influencers. Perhaps now it's time for communities to regularly market to those adult children as prospective residents themselves.

Guest Columns

Senior living resiliency in the face of disaster

Senior living resiliency in the face of disaster

The past year has been particularly challenging for all types of senior living and healthcare providers in California and beyond, but the response to disasters by one particular facility represents the pinnacle of preparedness, dedication and resiliency.

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

We gathered a group of senior housing marketing experts to forecast upcoming trends.

Enhance your organization's culture through philanthropy

Enhance your organization's culture through philanthropy

Coming together to help others in need has helped magnify the caring spirit and mission that we strive for everyday as a healthcare provider. Many employees also choose to work for us now because of our commitment to helping our communities.

Marketplace Columns

Six emerging housing trends in 55+ living communities

Six emerging housing trends in 55+ living communities

With the demand for age-restricted communities expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next decade, developers increasingly will need to meet the changing wants and needs of those who are retired or nearing retirement.

How a digital platform can help activity directors

How a digital platform can help activity directors

Many of us have seen the positive effects of music on senior living residents. Implementing activities that harness this power, however, has been challenging at times.

Document storage systems have a role in senior healthcare

Document storage systems have a role in senior healthcare

Document storage systems are becoming imperative in senior care, particularly as the industry changes in terms of legislation, privatization and direct care measures.

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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.