Renaming the Department of Health and Human Services and combining the departments of Labor and Education are two of the many proposals in a government reform plan released Thursday by President Donald Trump.
D.C. bill would bar assisted living communities from accepting new residents with dementia ... Ohio assisted living communities score an average of 85.2 (out of 100) on resident satisfaction survey
New population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the states with the largest percentages of adults aged 65 or more years as well as the states with the highest and lowest median age and the overall median age for the country's residents.
The name of the new CEO of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase's partnership on U.S. employee healthcare is easily recognizable by those in the senior living industry.
Public health measures related to Alzheimer's got a boost Tuesday from the testimony of actress Marcia Gay Harden at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing focused on what she called "an insidious, cowardly disease."
Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care "is a promising start toward effective solutions," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
A former worker at a California senior living community faces up to five years in prison if convicted of three felonies and a misdemeanor related to thefts of property belonging to his employer and residents, including a painting by a noted artist and Holocaust survivor.
Healthcare professionals caring for older adults would play a key role in a new communication system — described in a recently released white paper from the Securities and Exchange Commission — that would be designed to report and curtail suspected financial exploitation.
A second former employee of a now-defunct hospice company has pleaded guilty for her role in an alleged $60 million Medicare fraud scheme that, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas, paid assisted living communities and physicians in exchange for referring ineligible Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries, some of whom then were given excessive dosages of medication that injured or killed them.
This week, Argentum will begin distributing the survey used to compile its list of largest senior living providers. The organization wants to ensure that no provider is excluded.
Senior living and skilled nursing accounted for almost one-third of the healthcare-related real estate deals announced or closed in May, according to a new list compiled for Bloomberg Law.
Assisted living communities cannot be considered "community-integrated housing" for purposes of helping Louisiana comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in serving people with serious mental illness, according to an agreement recently signed by the U.S. Justice Department and Louisiana Department of Health.
Montana health officials on Friday remained unsure what course of action they would take, two days after a judge ordered them to reinstate last year's Medicaid reimbursement rates for assisted living and skilled nursing operators while a lawsuit proceeds.
Senior living communities and long-term care facilities employ workers in job categories that are expected to be among the fastest-growing types over the next 10 years, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and workers in those categories earn less than what it takes to be able to comfortably afford one- or two-bedroom housing, according to a new report.
The daughter of a husband and wife who died in the five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends in November filed a civil lawsuit against the West Chester, PA, continuing care retirement community on Tuesday, claiming that her parents might still be alive if the facility's no-smoking policy had been enforced.
States should be incentivized to expand the availability of and access to home- and community-based services, the American Medical Association House of Delegates said in a policy it adopted at its recent annual meeting.
Just a little more than a month remains for senior living and skilled nursing operators to submit entries for the 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards competition.
Two paths can help senior living operators prevent occupancy from dropping any further, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
A former employee of a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Illinois is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 18 after pleading guilty to using residents' personal information to obtain and pay for utilities and television service at his home.
The free event, with its first session at 11 a.m. EDT, features three continuing education sessions as well as a virtual exhibition hall featuring products and services from leading companies serving the senior living profession.
Quality Care Properties said Tuesday that its board continues to recommend that stockholders approve the merger agreement with real estate investment trust Welltower that was announced in April, although it also announced that it is investigating an acquisition proposal from a third party that "could reasonably be expected to lead to a 'superior offer' as defined in the merger agreement."
The owner of three assisted living facilities in Washington state will pay $213,461 to 26 employees after an investigation found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Department said.
The Montana Health Care Association and several assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities that are members sued the state of Montana on Monday afternoon, alleging that the state violated the law when it cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for the providers.
Quality Care Properties said Tuesday that it is investigating an acquisition proposal that "could reasonably be expected to lead to a 'superior offer' " to the one announced in April with real estate investment trust Welltower.
The virtual doors to the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo will open at 10:30 EDT tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a federal court's dismissal of a "whistleblower" lawsuit brought by a former Brookdale Senior Living employee who accused the company and subsidiaries of submitting approximately $35 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for reimbursement.
More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says
Addressing staffing and training issues could help reduce the number of deaths from resident-on-resident incidents involving assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia, says the author of a recently published study on such incidents.
The personal information of Elmcroft Senior Living residents and their family members, employees and others could have been stolen in a data breach that occurred in mid-May, the Louisville, KY-based company said late Friday.
Attendees of the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, set for this Wednesday, June 13, can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry.
Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm what senior living operators have been reporting anecdotally: The 2017-2018 flu season was severe and, in some ways, record-setting.
Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.
Louisiana legislators with ties to the nursing home industry are promoting legislation that would stymie the growth of the assisted living industry in the state, according to a new report.
Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa on Wednesday defended the decision to keep HCR ManorCare's leadership team in place as the real estate investment trust gains a stake in the operator through a deal with the ProMedica health system. His remarks came after an attendee at an investor conference called the company a "steaming pile of real estate."
Assisted living and memory care units have higher median occupancy rates than independent living and skilled nursing units both two and four years after opening, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
The National Labor Relations Board expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking no later than this summer regarding the standard for determining joint-employer status, the agency's chairman said Tuesday.
The country's largest senior living operator could reduce the number of communities in its portfolio by 20% over the next two or three years, Brookdale President and CEO Lucinda "Cindy" Baier said Tuesday.
Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary says
Assisted living and post-acute care providers "will play a key role in the healthcare system over the next several decades," HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II said Tuesday. Both industries, however, have "a great deal of room for progress" in four areas, he said.
The real estate investment trust's CEO and chief investment officer talked Tuesday about why they find value outside of the top 30 metropolitan statistical areas.
HCP provides update on transactions that reduce Brookdale exposure in portfolio ... Report: Most Florida assisted living communities still don't have generators ... Verma unveils state Medicaid scorecard but refuses to judge efforts
Senior living staff members, residents and families are helping develop an "Age-Friendly Health Systems" model to improve care and safety for older adults and optimize value for all involved in the system.
Senior living is a low-tech field no more. From the front door to the front office, technology is making its presence known — and there's a lot more to come.
McKnight's Senior Living Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers picked up three awards June 1 at the 40th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony.
Juniper Communities founder and President Lynne Katzmann, Ph.D., will speak about the importance of culture and communication in senior living during a June 13 webinar through which attendees can earn a continuing education credit. The presentation is part of the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo.
Quality, regulation and Medicaid will be three of the big themes as assisted living operators gather Monday and Tuesday in the nation's capital to meet with legislators and their staffs as part of this year's American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing.
Assisted living will have a seat at the table as, thanks to an executive order signed by the governor on Friday, Kansas becomes the 50th state to work toward establishing a plan to address the effects of Alzheimer's on those who have the disease as well as the organizations and family members who provide care and services for them.
Fort Worth, TX-based management company Civitas Senior Living is testing Alexa and virtual reality programming in the Lone Star State.
More than half of older adults in a recent poll said they would be comfortable using a live video service such as Skype for a medication consultation or for ongoing management of a chronic condition, although they had concerns related to use of the technology.
Bathing can be a pleasing, even therapeutic activity for senior living residents. Private baths have become more prevalent, yet the centralized bathing area continues to serve an essential purpose.
Strong social connections could help preserve memory and improve quality of life for older adults, according to new research. The results suggest programming and marketing opportunities for senior living communities.
Social isolation, remote patient monitoring and diabetes management are the areas of focus for three healthcare start-up companies with which the AARP is working in its role as a "champion" in PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator.
Prospective residents will turn to the competition if a community looks and feels dated, disjointed or otherwise uninviting. But operators need furniture that can withstand heavy use. Is it an impossible combination? Not any more.
Half of older adults don't use web portals designed to let them communicate with their healthcare providers, and even those who do use them are not taking advantage of all of the portal's features, according to a new study.
Assisted living and memory care community operators in Minnesota have at least a temporary reprieve from efforts by the governor and some state legislators to license their facilities.
A desire to age in place is increasing in popularity as a reason that older adults spend money to remodel their homes, according to new data.
Sue Kruse, RN, director of clinical education at Silverado, will offer advice on how to use exercise, brain-stimulating activities, meditation and other strategies to improve resident quality of life in a webinar during the McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, set for Wednesday, June 13.
Expanded efforts to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease will be essential to unlocking its cure, according to experts at a national summit.
A California appellate court has upheld a lower court's ruling that rejects the state's aid-in-dying law.
Lifespace Communities and Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp. have signed a nonbinding letter of intent as they explore the possibility of affiliating. The combined company would be the fifth largest not-for-profit senior living organization in the country.
Irvine, CA-based MBK Real Estate will spend $382 million to buy nine senior living communities from Carlsbad, CA-based WESTliving. MBK's parent company, Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., announced the news on Wednesday.
Life plan communities have become more likely to be part of larger systems and slightly less likely to be sponsored by a not-for-profit organization over the past several years, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler.
Seven metropolitan areas account for approximately one-third of the inventory growth in independent living over the past year, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
A bipartisan bill intended to help protect older adults from financial exploitation and fraud is on its way to the president's desk to be signed into law.
Providers of home- and community-based services and nursing home care to Medicaid beneficiaries in Maryland will receive a 3% rate increase for fiscal year 2019, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.
A gender pay gap exists in caregiver positions, but it is not as great as the gap between men's and women's wages in some other professions, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Developers are shooting for an early 2020 opening for Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, in the Florida Panhandle.
Private companies can include arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit employees from filing class action lawsuits against them to fight perceived federal wage and hour and other labor law violations, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 5-4 decision.
Stan Szpytek, president of Fire and Life Safety and a retired deputy fire chief / fire marshal, will discuss how senior living communities can prepare for emergencies and disasters in the first webinar of the McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, set for Wednesday, June 13.
The new edition of an annual report from the United Health Foundation for the first time includes an analysis of where older adults face the greatest and lowest risks of social isolation.
HC-One, Britain's biggest care home business, reportedly for sale ... Minnesota officials make progress investigating elder abuse reports ... CMS should continue prior authorization projects, GAO says
This year's competition has been expanded to include two tracks with a combined total of 20 categories. The deadline to enter is July 20.
Brookdale Senior Living's new CEO, Lucinda "Cindy" Baier is a "breath of fresh air," but "she still has much to prove to the investment community to gain trust and credibility," Jonathan Litt, founder and chief investment officer of shareholder Land & Buildings, said Friday.
A sentence of three years of supervised release in a secure mental health treatment facility has been recommended for a former continuing care retirement community resident who pleaded guilty Friday to possession of ricin.
Moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow and in fact may hasten cognitive decline in older adults who have dementia, according to the results of a study published Wednesday in The BMJ. The findings contradict the results of some earlier studies.
New disclosures about relationships and fee arrangements between assisted living communities and referral agencies must be made to prospective residents or their representatives under a new law in Arizona.
Improved resident quality of life is the goal of a new initiative announced Wednesday by Argentum at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference.
The first quarter of 2018 had $1.7 billion in seniors housing transactions closures, Bill Kauffman, senior principal at the National Center for Seniors Housing and Care said Wednesday.
Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is needed
Advocates for aging services and affordable housing said they are pleased that a House Appropriations subcommittee bill exceeds the administration's fiscal year 2019 request for Housing and Urban Development funding. More is needed, however, they say.
A new Argentum initiative unveiled Tuesday at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference aims to solve the recruitment and retention challenges facing operators across the senior living industry. The organization also announced an expanded data-collection effort, new board officers and members, and Hero Award winners.
Five Star Senior Living is taking several steps to manage revenue in light of continuing occupancy challenges from new competitors on the private-pay side of its business, especially in memory care, executives said Tuesday on a first quarter earnings call.
The Willows at Harrodsburg turned a former steakhouse owned by a country superstar into a senior living community that radiates comfort.
Many employers are focused on attracting and retaining millennials when they also should be concerned about older workers leaving their organizations, Bruce Tulgan, author and founder of management training company RainmakerThinking, said during a Monday afternoon session at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.
The frequently asked questions concept is a very effective and credible marketing communication strategy.
The former social services director of a Louisiana senior living community has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $390,537 for stealing money from one of the community's residents.
The new vice president of workforce development at Argentum is tackling the field's biggest challenge. Read our exclusive interview with him.
Registration is now open for the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, where attendees can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry. The event will be held Wednesday, June 13.
The online news section of McKnight's Senior Living was recognized with a national journalism award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors on Thursday night.
Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.
c.c. hodgson, Legacy Living, Revel South Bay and independent living.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services needs to improve how it handles shared beneficiary data, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The death rate from falls among adults aged 65 or more years increased 31% from 2007 to 2016, according to newly published federal data. And it's growing the fastest among those aged 85 or more years.
New Senior Investment Group is moving a group of 51 Holiday Retirement communities that have "lagged expectations" from its triple-net lease portfolio to its portfolio of managed properties as part of an ongoing strategic review process, the REIT said Thursday.
Anthem Memory Care continues to make progress on community occupancy and leadership stability, LTC Properties' Chairman, President and CEO Wendy Simpson said Thursday during a first-quarter 2018 earnings call
The National Labor Relations Board said Wednesday that it is considering rulemaking to address the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.
The owner of a physical therapy business has been sentenced to three years of probation and was ordered to pay more than $40,000 in restitution for submitting fraudulent Medicare claims for services she provided to assisted living residents, the Justice Department said.
In the first quarter and beyond, Brookdale Senior Living made progress on the turnaround strategy it announced in February, "but we have a significant amount of work ahead of us," CEO Lucinda "Cindy" Baier told shareholders and analysts Tuesday on the company's first-quarter 2018 earnings call.
The deal announced May 1 through which Bickford Senior Living will lease five more communities from National Health Investors is not the limit to the operator's growth with the real estate investment trust, NHI executives said Tuesday during the REIT's first-quarter earnings call.
Senior living still represents a small part of the Omega Healthcare Investors portfolio but is growing in importance, company executives told shareholders and analysts participating in a first-quarter 2018 earnings call on Tuesday.
The statistic was part of the "2017 Internet Crime Report" released Monday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
A Florida continuing care retirement community has agreed to pay $181,663 in back wages to 454 employees who were involved in the evacuation and subsequent care of residents during and immediately after Hurricane Irma.