December 2017 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

December 2017 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

December 2017

My Turn

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

With the number of people in whom dementia is diagnosed growing at alarming rates, the need for effective memory care programs is more important than ...

Top Developments

Nursing Home Compare-like site for assisted living to launch next month

A new national database launching in October has the goal of making it easier for assisted living operators and capital providers to search for and ...

Senior living oversupply means $20 billion in capital not earning returns: NIC speakers

Oversupply in senior living means that almost $20 billion in capital is not earning returns in the marketplace, two speakers told those attending a Tuesday ...

States increasing regulatory requirements for assisted living, report says

States gradually are increasing their oversight of assisted living communities, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Center for Assisted Living.

Floating an alternative to assisted living

For bargain-hunting seniors in reasonably good health, cruise ships may be a more affordable housing option than assisted living communities. So claims a recent article ...

Strategy and Innovation

New senior living operator sets sights on Southeast

Josh Crisp says he felt an inner calling to provoke change and develop a new approach to senior living. On Monday, that calling revealed itself ...

Senior living association recommends overtime changes to Labor Department

The Labor Department should base increases in the minimum salary threshold used to determine overtime pay on the 20th percentile for salaried employees in the ...

Tittle: No time for assumptions about assisted living regulation

Las Vegas — The state of affairs in the nation's capital puts assisted living in a strong position to maintain regulation at the state level, ...

New round of federal funding targets elder abuse

The federal government will spend an additional $3.42 million to counter physical and fiscal crimes against the elderly, according to the Justice Department.

How to remain competitive

Q: My community is 20 years old. Should I be concerned about remaining competitive?

Marketing Moves

National trade association formed for senior living referral agents

A new national trade association for organizations that provide referrals and placements to senior living communities hopes to advance the profession, educate others about it ...

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine ...

Heritage Communities launches home care line with current residents

Heritage Communities has announced a new service line, Heritage OnCare Home Health, that will begin by serving residents in the company's 12 senior living communities.

How to increase move-ins via your website and social media

Las Vegas — With research showing that prospective senior living residents or their families already may have completed 60% of the decision-making process involved in ...

How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

Senior living operators can take steps to reduce risk related to social media use by employees, according to Kristi Eldredge, RN, JD, CPHRM, senior patient ...

Design Success

Where no details are too small

Aspired Living of Westmont, IL, recently welcomed the public inside to see how progressive design fosters engagement, wellness and warmth.

Design briefs, December 2017

Parc Communities, The Moorings of Arlington and Pineview Cottage.

Tech Tools

$1.8 million grant funds study of 'smart' tech in senior living

A new $1.77 million study of "smart" technology has the potential to improve retirement community residents' quality of life by extending their ability to remain ...

Sensors help slow functional decline in assisted living residents: study

Sensors can help assisted living community staff members address illness and slow functional decline in residents by enabling the early detection of issues, according to ...

Self-driving taxi service launches at retirement community

A Silicon Valley start-up company launched its first self-driving taxi service on Wednesday at a 55+ retirement community in San Jose, CA.

New center, council support innovation and healthful aging

A new center in Louisville, KY, aims to foster innovation and healthful aging, and a new council there has the goal of promoting the city ...

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.

Across the Nation

Investigators believe resident was killed in assisted living community

The death of an 84-year-old man in a Pennsylvania assisted living community earlier this year is now being ruled a homicide.

Evacuation challenge adds fire to lawsuit

Oakmont Senior Living in Windsor, CA, already was being sued for understaffing. Now resident plaintiff lawyer Kathryn Stebner is seeking a class-action lawsuit.

Texas among states with big gains in senior housing inventory

When it comes to senior living, Texas is hopping — or at least parts of it are.

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

LeadingAge Florida and Florida Argentum filed an emergency joint motion Tuesday asking an appeals court to prevent state agencies from enforcing generator rules that have ...

The Help You Need

Money for the asking

Despite growing concerns about excess supply and changing industry dynamics, capital remains available in the senior living sector. Well-run operations have the best options.

Tech: Only just begun

Virtually every aspect of senior living is now being affected by tech innovation — and it appears things are just getting started.

Before the fall

Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.

A Few Minutes With...

Conquering senior living, a step at a time

How do you stay relevant for nearly three decades? It helps if you focus on changing needs. As Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrates ...

Editor's Column

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ...

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In Focus

Dec. 6

Students of life

Milwaukee

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.