Granddaughter sues community over resident's alligator-attack death

Granddaughter sues community over resident's alligator-attack death

The granddaughter of a 90-year-old senior living community resident who died last year after apparently being attacked by an alligator is suing the community for wrongful death.

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people who have high blood pressure, and increased exercise may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a report released Thursday. But there's a catch.

More news for Friday, June 23

A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete ... Fraud charges added to $36M lawsuit over senior living venture ... Police find drugs, suspect golf cart 'chop shop' at retirement community

New Census Bureau data: Where people are oldest

New Census Bureau data: Where people are oldest

The U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates on Thursday that indicate the counties and states that have the highest median ages. Overall, according to the data, the country's population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago.

Interventions can help reverse physical frailty, study finds

Interventions can help reverse physical frailty, study finds

Diet, exercise and stimulating activities are keys to reversing physical frailty, recent research has found.

Workforce issues to be focus of new LeadingAge center

Workforce issues to be focus of new LeadingAge center

LeadingAge has launched a new effort to help members and state affiliates solve issues related to recruiting and retaining workers, the organization announced Wednesday.

Medicaid proposals could harm individuals, burden healthcare system, CEOs say

Medicaid proposals could harm individuals, burden healthcare system, CEOs say

The 74 million lower-income, disabled and older adults who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare coverage could be harmed, and the healthcare system unduly burdened, under current proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, the leaders of 10 large managed care organizations said Tuesday in a letter to Senate leaders.

Immigration reform would benefit senior living: research brief

Immigration reform would benefit senior living: research brief

Informed discussion and smart immigration policies are needed as policymakers and leaders in senior living and long-term care increasingly see lawful and undocumented immigrants as a solution to workforce needs, according to a new research brief by PHI.

'Pet therapy' could be putting residents, others in danger

'Pet therapy' could be putting residents, others in danger

As "pet therapy" programs become more popular, a new study finds that senior living communities often deviate from animal visitation guidelines meant to protect residents, staff, visitors and the animals, a new study finds.

CMS analysis shows HCBS vulnerability, AARP says

CMS analysis shows HCBS vulnerability, AARP says

A newly released analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' chief actuary "makes clear" that the American Health Care Act poses a "danger" to Medicaid beneficiaries, especially older adults and those with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for home- and community-based services, according to an AARP policy research senior analyst.

Aide gets probation for watching cellphone, not resident

Aide gets probation for watching cellphone, not resident

A former senior living community aide who reportedly was caught on camera scrolling through her cellphone for half an hour while a 91-year-old resident with dementia was nearby on the floor after a fall has been sentenced to one year of probation and 10 months of community service.

New diagnosis, treatment guidelines issued for dementia with Lewy bodies

New diagnosis, treatment guidelines issued for dementia with Lewy bodies

The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating dementia with Lewy bodies.

More news for Tuesday, June 20

Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill ... The Senate is close to a healthcare bill, but do Republicans have the votes? ... FDA approves MRSA drug ... Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to establish national consortium for studying Lewy body dementia ... Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won't take the family heirlooms

AMA considers advocating that CCRCs be part of ACOs

AMA considers advocating that CCRCs be part of ACOs

The American Medical Association will lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow continuing care retirement communities to initiate investment models of accountable care organizations if its board of trustees approves a resolution that the AMA's House of Delegates referred for a decision last week at the delegates' meeting in Chicago.

New Senior shareholder sues over $640 million acquisition of Holiday properties

New Senior shareholder sues over $640 million acquisition of Holiday properties

A New Senior Investment Group shareholder has amended a lawsuit that alleges that members of the real estate investment trust's board acted in their own self-interest when they acquired 28 independent living properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement for $640 million in 2015.

HUD allocates $219 million to states for Housing Trust Fund in FY 2017

HUD allocates $219 million to states for Housing Trust Fund in FY 2017

State funding levels for the $219 million that will be allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing via the national Housing Trust Fund in fiscal year 2017 were approved June 14 and have been released by HUD.

More news for Monday, June 19

Senior living community names resident with dementia 'Employee of the Month' ... Senior living sculpture will celebrate generations ... Residents may lose entry fees in assisted living community receivership ... Two years later: Marshall Square property sold, development ahead ... Sixth graders collaborate with senior living residents to design assistive devices

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow

Register now and log on tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ET to interact with colleagues, learn about products and services, and earn three continuing education credits during McKnight's Senior Living's first Online Expo. The only cost to you is your time.

Up to 713,000 direct-care jobs could be lost under proposed Medicaid cuts: report

Up to 713,000 direct-care jobs could be lost under proposed Medicaid cuts: report

Medicaid cuts proposed under the American Health Care Act could result in the loss of up to 713,000 direct-care jobs to provide long-term services and supports, according to a report released Thursday by LeadingAge and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst.

Chronic pain associated with dementia: study

Chronic pain associated with dementia: study

Chronic pain is correlated with memory decline and dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Education will help address memory care supplement issues: GAO

Education will help address memory care supplement issues: GAO

Do you know of any senior living residents taking supplements believing that they will prevent memory-related diseases? If so, a new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests that they would benefit from being educated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission about federal oversight of such products.

More news for Friday, June 16

Alzheimer's affects twice as many people as estimated ... Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease ... Liquid laundry detergent pods pose lethal risk for adults with dementia ... Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease ... Being overweight linked to longer life in older adults with diabetes

21 states where seniors especially could be at risk if Medicaid funding changes

21 states where seniors especially could be at risk if Medicaid funding changes

States that currently offer relatively low levels of home- and community-based services or where the projected increase in older adults aged 85 or more years is high would be among those especially at risk in their ability to serve beneficiaries who want to stay out of the nursing home under changes to Medicaid funding proposed in the American Health Care Act, according to a new report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

A new affordable housing option?

A new affordable housing option?

Dr. Bill Thomas has a new project for affordable seniors housing: tiny houses that could be used as accessory dwelling units ("granny pods") or clustered into so-called pocket neighborhoods.

Light system, shoe insert win falls prevention contest

Light system, shoe insert win falls prevention contest

An automated light system and a shoe insert won top prizes at a recent event designed to find new ways to prevent falls among older adults.

More news for Thursday, June 15

As rural America faces an onslaught of Alzheimer's, states look to radical ways to help ... Restaurant employs waiters with dementia, and you never know what you're getting

Report: Brookdale in talks to be acquired for $3 billion by Chinese firm

Brookdale Senior Living is in negotiations to be acquired for $3 billion by Chinese real estate development and holding company Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd., Reuters reported Tuesday, citing "people familiar with the matter."

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.

Infection control training, support needed, researchers say

Long-term care facilities continue to face a lack of resources, including qualified staff, to implement sufficient infection control programs at a time when almost 400,000 residents die annually as a result of healthcare-associated infections, according to research being presented today at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Portland, OR.

Brookdale unveils new pricing model

The country's largest senior living operator is following in the footsteps of the country's largest independent living operator by rolling out a new pricing model that can tailor rent levels to individual communities and units within them.

AL employee charged with raping resident with dementia

AL employee charged with raping resident with dementia

An employee of a Missouri assisted living community has been charged with first-degree rape, a felony, after he allegedly had sex with a 74-year-old female resident who has dementia.

Website highlights elder abuse information

In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, a medical reference website is highlighting information on how to prevent, recognize and respond to elder abuse for healthcare professionals and consumers.

More news for Tuesday, June 13

Subpoena scuffle puts American Senior Communities fraud case on contentious course ... Business is 'Hotels.com for assisted living' ... Sunrise resident who was visited by George Clooney congratulates him on newborn twins

Coming soon to your community: cyberattacks

Coming soon to your community: cyberattacks

Senior living operators and other health providers are under increased risk for cyberattacks that could threaten residents, several lawmakers suggested at a recent House hearing

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.

New source of muscle decline in old age identified

The loss of muscle stem cells may be a large contributing factor to muscle decline in old age, a study performed on mice found. Previously, it was thought that the loss of motor neurons was the main contributing factor.

More news for Monday, June 12

Boomers changing look of assisted living ... Louisiana bill limits care assisted living operators may deliver ... Trading barbs over the HHS budget ... Lower drug cost an administration priority ... Florida court overturns damages cap ... Nearly half of all employees are instant messaging on the job

McKnight's Senior Living's Online Expo is next week

McKnight's Senior Living's Online Expo is next week

McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural online expo will be next Tuesday, June 20. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show. Those who attend the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.

Improper federal payments near $100 billion mark, auditors find

Improper federal payments near $100 billion mark, auditors find

Erroneous government payments to senior living operators and other health-related organizations are approaching $100 billion a year, a new federal report alleges.

For the best marketers, it's all about the customer experience

For the best marketers, it's all about the customer experience

It's no secret why marketers in some organizations set themselves apart from the competition, according to a story in strategy+business.

Antioxidant could delay skin aging

Antioxidant could delay skin aging

Methylene blue, a common antioxidant, may delay skin aging, researchers say.

More news for Friday, June 9

Telehealth gains acceptance ... But challenges remain ... Judge: Deadbeat state must pay Medicaid providers

Feds rescind expanded 'joint employer' rule

Feds rescind expanded 'joint employer' rule

Senior living organizers gained a regulatory victory Wednesday when the Labor Department announced it was rescinding an expanded "joint employer" rule.

Operators join march against possible Medicaid cuts

Operators join march against possible Medicaid cuts

Senior living executives joined hundreds of demonstrators and several lawmakers opposed to Medicaid funding cuts during a rally this week at the U.S. Capitol.

Lifespan-enhancing treatments may not enhance good health, study finds

Lifespan-enhancing treatments may not enhance good health, study finds

Therapies used to extend one's life may not translate to increasing overall health, a recent study finds.

More news for Thursday, June 8

Seniors' housing demand still growing ... Senate's Obamacare repeal vote coming in 'near future' ... Medicaid for all in Nevada? ... Black bears spotted near assisted living center

Elder abuse charges for physician who operated assisted living center

Elder abuse charges for physician who operated assisted living center

A Miami-based physician has been charged with two counts of neglecting an elderly or disabled adult.

White House meets with lawmakers to push healthcare vote

White House meets with lawmakers to push healthcare vote

President Trump called on Senate and House lawmakers to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act during a meeting yesterday at the White House.

UTI antibiotic treatment may not be correct for older adults

UTI antibiotic treatment may not be correct for older adults

Prescribing antibiotics for older adults with urinary tract infection symptoms may be causing more harm than previously believed, a new study finds.

More news for Wednesday, June 7

Religious-affiliated nonprofits exempt from pension-law protections ... Arbitration rules get two major victories ... New FDA boss targets drug prices ... 39 Sunrise communities recognized ... More operators going to the dogs

For returning GOP senators, it's healthcare reform crunch time

For returning GOP senators, it's healthcare reform crunch time

Senate negotiations on a bill to squash Obamacare quickly took center stage as Republican lawmakers returned from a 10-day recess.

Resident's death leads to facility closing

Resident's death leads to facility closing

A Florida assisted living facility is closing its doors, thanks largely to a report that all but blamed the community for a resident's death.

Common osteoporosis treatment may not prevent bone fractures

Common osteoporosis treatment may not prevent bone fractures

Bisphosphonates may not necessarily prevent bone fractures in older women, according to a recent study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

More news for Tuesday, June 6

Mexico emerges as lower-cost senior living option ... Healthcare sector adds 24,300 jobs in May ... ONC boss calls for single health record ... Feds see drop in fraud recoveries ... Democrats mull government healthcare takeover

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.

App will assess dementia-friendliness of senior living communities

App will assess dementia-friendliness of senior living communities

An app designed to help make senior living communities and other settings more suitable for older adults and those with dementia should be ready for download by Sept. 21, World Alzheimer's Day, according to its developers.

Man gets 14 years for role in sexual assault scheme involving residents with dementia

Man gets 14 years for role in sexual assault scheme involving residents with dementia

A man involved in a scheme to sexually assault residents of an Illinois assisted living and memory care community was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday.

Bowers wins two journalism awards

Bowers wins two journalism awards

McKnight's Senior Living Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers picked up awards for editorial writing and headline writing Friday in the 2017 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism competition.

Staffing, dementia, falls prevention are webinar topics for Expo 2017

Staffing, dementia, falls prevention are webinar topics for Expo 2017

Dementia, falls prevention and staffing will be the topics of three separate webinars during the McKnight's Senior Living Expo 2017 on June 20. Participants in the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.

Senior living operator to pay $328,000 in wage-related settlement

Senior living operator to pay $328,000 in wage-related settlement

First Realty Management Co. and seven Legacy Senior Living communities it operates in the Rochester, NY, area will pay $328,000 to settle claims that several employees were underpaid between 2010 and 2014, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.

Debt collection, credit cards irk older adults: CFPB report

Debt collection, credit cards irk older adults: CFPB report

Debt collection and credit cards have been two of the top focuses of complaints that older adults made to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since the independent government agency was founded in 2011, according to a new report.

EHR vendor to pay $155 million to settle False Claims case

EHR vendor to pay $155 million to settle False Claims case

Electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks and some of its employees will pay a total of $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they misrepresented the capabilities of the company's software and paid more than $392,000 in kickbacks to customers in exchange for promoting its product, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

ALF hit with False Claims Act lawsuit for $1.1 million in Medicaid claims

The Maryland attorney general is seeking civil penalties and treble damages to the state in a lawsuit against an assisted living community he says submitted false Medicaid claims totaling $1.1 million over more than four years.

Virginia ranked as best state for seniors

Virginia ranked as best state for seniors

Virginia ranks as the most accommodating U.S. state for seniors, whereas Idaho ranks as the least accommodating state, according to a new report.

More news for Thursday, June 1

Mobility aids may increase fall risk for those with dementia ... Handwashing: Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs ... Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease ... Cash-strapped seniors turn to assisted living centers in Mexico

Regulatory changes needed to address acuity, staffing challenges: report

Regulatory changes needed to address acuity, staffing challenges: report

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.

Feds sue to seize $30 million in properties owned by senior living developer

Feds sue to seize $30 million in properties owned by senior living developer

Federal prosecutors are suing to seize nine properties, worth a total of $30 million, that they say a purported senior living community developer bought with proceeds from a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud the federal government through the EB-5 visa program and obtain "green cards" for some fugitives who are on China's "Most Wanted" list.

ALF owner arrested for sexual assault of employee

ALF owner arrested for sexual assault of employee

The owner of a Florida assisted living community was arrested Thursday after an employee said the man sexually assaulted her at work.

More news for Wednesday, 5/31

Daughter of resident who died talks healing after Marshall Square fire ... Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia residents ... Navigating a world of mean girls and new friends at a retirement community ... Assisted living homes have challenge recruiting, keeping caregivers

The website features most important to prospective residents

The website features most important to prospective residents

As a retirement community's online presence becomes increasingly important, research reveals the number one piece of information that adults aged 75 to 84 seek on a community's website as well as other features of interest.

Caregiver arrested for moving resident bed away from call cord

Caregiver arrested for moving resident bed away from call cord

A caregiver at a Georgia senior living community has been charged with reckless conduct after she allegedly moved the bed of a resident with dementia away from his call cord so he could not use it to request assistance.

Earn 3 CE credits from your desk at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017

Earn 3 CE credits from your desk at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017

Senior living professionals will have the opportunity to earn three continuing education credits from their desktop computers or online devices June 20 at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017.

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

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.

Home gaining on LTC as final residence for those with Alzheimer's

Home gaining on LTC as final residence for those with Alzheimer's

The majority of people with Alzheimer's disease die in long-term care facilities, although the percentage is decreasing, whereas the number of people with the disease who die at home is increasing, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Former CNA gets prison time, probation for abusing resident

Former CNA gets prison time, probation for abusing resident

A former certified nursing assistant in Virginia was sentenced to a year in prison and a year of probation after pleading guilty Thursday to abusing a 94-year-old resident at the senior living community where he worked.

ACA replacement would cut Medicaid by $834 billion: CBO

ACA replacement would cut Medicaid by $834 billion: CBO

The American Health Care Act would reduce Medicaid spending by $834 billion from 2017 to 2026 if signed into law as is, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

CDC: Those 85+ are six times as likely to need ADL help as those aged 65 to 74

CDC: Those 85+ are six times as likely to need ADL help as those aged 65 to 74

U.S. adults aged 85 or more years are approximately three times as likely to need assistance with activities of daily living as are adults aged 75 to 84 and are six times as likely to require help as those aged 65 to 74, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Proposed budget's cuts to Medicaid, affordable housing elicit concerns

Proposed budget's cuts to Medicaid, affordable housing elicit concerns

"Drastic" and "devastating" are two of the words used by advocacy organizations representing seniors housing or care providers and those they serve to describe President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, released Tuesday.

Anti-fraud efforts result in 19 AL convictions, $168,991 in recoveries in FY 2016, OIG says

Anti-fraud efforts result in 19 AL convictions, $168,991 in recoveries in FY 2016, OIG says

Efforts by state Medicaid Fraud Control Units resulted in a total of 19 convictions and $168,991 in recoveries related to assisted living in fiscal year 2016, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Labor Department begins rescission of 'persuader rule'

Labor Department begins rescission of 'persuader rule'

The Trump administration formally has indicated its intent to rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that would have required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.

More news for Wednesday, 5/24

Congress may open door to some Medicare long-term care ... It's time to worry about healthcare in the Senate ... Attitudes and behaviors of current and soon-to-be empty nesters ... Top adult financial regret is not saving enough for retirement

HCBS 'especially vulnerable' under ACA replacement: report

HCBS 'especially vulnerable' under ACA replacement: report

Home- and community-based services would be "especially vulnerable to deep cuts" if the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives were to become law, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. LeadingAge, AMDA, PHI and 74 other organizations told Senate leaders the same thing.

Assisted living hospice care, HCBS, Medicaid make OIG list

Assisted living hospice care, HCBS, Medicaid make OIG list

Assisted living hospice care, Medicaid personal care services, home- and community-based services waiver programs and Medicaid data are four topics that made the top 25 list included in the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's "2017 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations."

13 assisted living operators arrested for insurance fraud

13 assisted living operators arrested for insurance fraud

Thirteen operators of Miami-area assisted living facilities have been arrested for insurance fraud after a year-long investigation, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has announced.

McKnight's Senior Living's first online expo is June 20

McKnight's Senior Living's first online expo is June 20

Registration is now open for McKnight's Senior Living's first online expo. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show.

Seniors' use of technology is growing, survey finds

Seniors' use of technology is growing, survey finds

Although seniors use technology less than younger adults, their use of it is growing, according to new research from the Pew Research Center. And the younger a senior is, the more likely he or she is to be using technology, on average.

Facility owner gets prison time and probation, ordered to pay $3,000 for resident neglect

Facility owner gets prison time and probation, ordered to pay $3,000 for resident neglect

The owner of a licensed Nevada assisted living facility was sentenced to 179 days in prison and three years of probation and was ordered to pay $3,000 after investigators said she admitted residents who were beyond the level of care that could be provided there and did not keep the facility clean and well-maintained.

More news for Monday, May 22

ABHOW, Beacon, be.group postpone name change ... Police ID two women stealing from assisted living employees ... 1 dead, 3 injured after tree falls at retirement community ... Eye drop could replace injection for age-related blindness

McKnight's Senior Living blogs earn two national awards

McKnight's Senior Living blogs earn two national awards

Blogs published by McKnight's Senior Living won two national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors on Thursday at the organization's annual conference in St. Petersburg, FL.

OSHA delays deadline for electronic submission of data

OSHA delays deadline for electronic submission of data

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it is extending a deadline for employers to electronically submit workplace injury and illness data under a final rule that had been released in May 2016.

Vandals destroy $11,000 worth of trees at senior community

Vandals destroy $11,000 worth of trees at senior community

The developers of a 55+ active adult community in Florida are offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the destruction of more than $11,000 worth of trees on the property.

Omnicare settles False Claims Act case for $8 million

Omnicare settles False Claims Act case for $8 million

Senior living and long-term care pharmacy company Omnicare will pay $8 million to settle allegations that its use of a prescription verification system resulted in the submission of false claims for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Department of Justice has announced. The company denies the allegations.

Housing is 'lynchpin to aging well,' witness tells Aging Committee

Housing is 'lynchpin to aging well,' witness tells Aging Committee

If the United States wants to become more age-friendly, it must do a better job of addressing the affordable housing needs of older Americans, a witness told members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing Wednesday.

Intergenerational relationships benefit everyone in them: report

Intergenerational relationships benefit everyone in them: report

Senior living community residents and children and youth benefit from interacting, according to a new report, which also suggests ways to encourage such relationships.

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.

May 25 hearing set in case of former Welltower exec going to HCP

May 25 hearing set in case of former Welltower exec going to HCP

A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for May 25 as real estate investment trust Welltower sues its former executive vice president and chief investment officer, Scott M. Brinker, alleging that he violated the terms of his separation agreement from the company by entering into discussions with competing REIT HCP that led to his being hired there.

Two dead in apparent senior living murder-suicide

Two dead in apparent senior living murder-suicide

Two senior living residents died in an apparent murder-suicide Monday at the Pennsylvania community where they lived.

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

A resident representative holding power of attorney can be bound by an arbitration agreement that he or she signs on behalf of the resident, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, asserting that states are bound by the Federal Arbitration Act.

Man pleads guilty to retirement community murders

Man pleads guilty to retirement community murders

Sentencing is scheduled for June 5 for Andrew Thomas Lauro, who pleaded guilty May 5 to killing two women in a Surprise, AZ, retirement community in February 2016.

Take shivers out

Take shivers out

For many residents, the thought of bath time is cause for panic or alarm. But bathing doesn't have to be that way if providers supply the right approach, environment and products.

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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.