February 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

February 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

February 2016

My Turn

A resident shares the benefits of CCRC living

I'm not sure that any recruiter or marketing professional can itemize all the little advantages of retirement residence living without personally experiencing it as my ...

Top Developments

The senior living agenda for 2016

Relatively new leaders at three associations representing senior living providers will be facing established and evolving issues in 2016, they tell McKnight's Senior Living in ...

Final address a victory lap

President Obama's legacy may be forever linked to healthcare reform. But you'd never know that based on his final State of the Union address.

Brookdale seeing progress in wake of Emeritus acquisition

Brookdale Senior Living says it's confident it has calmed much of the 2015 tumult in the wake of an Emeritus acquisition that led to short-term ...

Strategy and Innovation

Labor department sues California provider

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued a California residential care provider for gross violations of federal wage and hour regulations after "having exhausted all ...

Assisted living community fined $102,060 for worker health violations

A senior living community in Wenatchee, WA, faces fines for allegedly making workers manually lift residents, not developing an accident prevention program and other violations.

Report: Pricing, sales activity declines could come in 2016

Concerns related to overbuilding could lead to declines in pricing and sales activity in some senior housing markets in 2016, predicts Integra Realty Resources.

Some wonder if building spree will damage occupancy levels

Many financial experts look at the current senior living construction boom as a foregone conclusion.

Supreme Court declines ACA challenge

The Supreme Court declined to take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act at press time.

GAO calls for healthcare worker plan

The Department of Health and Human Services needs to develop a better plan to address the needs people who work in healthcare, notes a new ...

Marketing Moves

New name for CCRC will attract prospects, LeadingAge says

LeadingAge is not requiring its continuing care retirement community members to start calling themselves life plan communities, but the organization says its research shows that ...

Sunrise marketers to be honored in February

Sunrise Senior Living will receive the 2016 MarketingSherpa Readers' Choice award for its business-to-consumer marketing campaign in February in Las Vegas.

Carle's on a mission to prepare future leaders

He's highly regarded and admired in every sector of the healthcare industry he's dedicated a career to over the past few decades.

Predictive marketing effective: survey

Companies that use predictive marketing and analytics significantly outperform others across many business metrics, such as revenue growth and customer engagement.

Design Success

New 'Traditions' in memory care

Oakmont of Santa Clarita intends to raise the bar for memory care in senior living by establishing new "Traditions" at its recently completed property north ...

Tech Tools

App shows potential in independent living studies

Two studies of an app are showing promise for enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of older adults residing in independent living communities.

Telemedicine found to reduce ED visits among senior living residents

The use of "high-intensity" telemedicine at senior living communities significantly reduces visits to emergency departments, according to recently published research.

Across the Nation

$13.5 million class action settlement finalized

A $13.5 million class action lawsuit settlement against the former Emeritus Corp. has been finalized in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Video of nude resident leads to felony for assisted living worker

A former nursing assistant has been charged with a felony for taking video of a partially clad resident at the assisted living and memory care ...

California leads the way among states that are increasing wages for workers

California and Massachusetts raised their minimum wage to $10 an hour in January. But the Golden State's threshold could jump to as much as $15.

Florida is top choice

For the first time since 2001, Florida is back on top as Americans' most desired habitation destination, according to a recent Harris Poll of 2,232 ...

A Few Minutes With...

Meeting the changing needs of residents

Mather LifeWays' Mary Leary talks about life care communities — and senior living's challenges

Feature

There is an app for that

Many observers believe that information technology is going to be the next big thing in senior living

Maintaining memory

With demand escalating for memory support services in the senior living sector, operators have a full plate of factors they must consider as they improve ...

Awash in benefits

Old notions of bath time are being replaced by spas and other upgrades that challenge the status quo.

Tech Talk

Computerized approach detects Alzheimer's with 82% accuracy

Researchers have discovered how speech impairments can help diagnose Alzheimer's disease with more than 82% accuracy and have developed automated technology to detect the impairments.

Game theory: New approach shows promise for memories

By playing three-dimensional video games, seniors can boost the formation of memories, according to neurobiologists at the University of California in Irvine.

Editor's Column

Words matter

Those working in the senior living field may have conflicting opinions as to the appropriateness of evolving terminology such as life plan community, but it ...

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In Focus

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The gift of connection

Louisville, KY

Storytelling that leads to sharing and social connection is the focus of a new gift that Atria Senior Living is sharing with residents at its approximately 200 communities across the country and in Canada.