April 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

April 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

April 2016

Top Developments

How communities are addressing staff turnover, vacancies

A new report shares the actions being taken by assisted living communities to recruit and retain staff. Some positions provide more of a challenge than ...

Proposed $4.1 trillion budget has several senior housing and care provisions

President Barack Obama has released his $4.1 trillion federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2017, and it contains several provisions related to senior housing and ...

Strategy and Innovation

Panel: Supporting aging workforce benefits employers, employees

A Feb. 11 event at Harvard had many take-home messages for senior living communities and their residents.

Cafaro: Ventas remains committed to senior living

Although Ventas grabbed headlines for two actions outside of the senior housing sector in 2015, the REIT remains committed to senior living, Chairwoman and CEO ...

Report details states where nurse, aide staffing levels are highest, lowest

Newly released research shows where staffing levels of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or vocational nurses, and aides in assisted living and similar residential care ...

Report recommends 3 components of future LTSS financing plan

A universal catastrophic insurance program, a series of private-sector initiatives and public policies, and a modernized Medicaid long-term services and supports safety net are the ...

Program trims visits to the ER

A pilot program involving Brookdale Senior Living shows that non-skilled operators can improve care quality while beating nursing homes on price.

You've got questions? ... We've got answers.

Will minimum wage increases significantly affect my operations this year and beyond?

Marketing Moves

Ziegler: 7 trends for senior living in 2016

The specialty investment bank shares key trends for not-for-profit senior living organizations in 2016.

6 factors that influence senior living move-ins

A recent survey reveals what would convince baby boomers to move a parent or loved one into a senior living community.

ASHA launches consumer campaign

The American Seniors Housing Association has launched a new consumer campaign, "Where You Live Matters," designed to educate older adults and their families about housing ...

Research relays which media can reach prospective residents

Interested in advertising to attract potential residents? New research offers some insights into the habits and preferences of older adults.

NIC speakers: Good fit is key going forward

The secret to success in senior living may be as simple and as difficult as finding the right fit, according to speakers at the 2016 ...

Design Success

Trilogy Health Services opens 100th community

Trilogy Health Services opened its 100th senior living community on Feb. 18. River Terrace in Madison, IN, offers a full continuum of senior health and ...

Speakers predict design, service, financing trends in senior living

Senior living, real estate management and banking professionals shared their thoughts on design, service and financing trends during a NIC 2016 Spring Investment Forum session.

Blending into the neighborhood

The Scandinavian Living Center brings people together in a community where 'seniors' don't exist, but 'elders' hold an esteemed position

Tech Tools

Brookdale expanding technology programs for residents

Brookdale's Rewiring Aging initiative and a pilot program with tech support company Geekatootry are designed to enrich seniors' lives through technology.

Fitbits can be used to determine residents' physical activity levels

A Fitbit activity monitoring device can be used to measure how physically active your residents are, a new study suggests.

These 7 tech tools could make a difference

Technologic advances are reshaping the way all Americans live. A recent story in U.S. News & World Report singled out seven advances that will specifically ...

Across the Nation

Woman charged with killing grandmother at retirement community

An Oregon nurse has been charged with murdering her 92-year-old grandmother in a retirement community after allegedly confessing to a counselor.

Feature

Margin prophets

Increasingly, lender are helping operators unearth new business opportunities

New currency?

Health information is becoming increasingly valuable in this sector, thanks to its many uses. It's a rare operator who is not harnessing tech tools to ...

A drug problem

Managing medications poses complex challenges in senior living

In Focus

June 20

107 years young

Chambersburg, PA 

Irene Rebok, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg, will celebrate her 107th birthday with a visit from a state representative and a "card shower."