June 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

June 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

June 2016

My Turn

Hospitality, once reserved for hotels and resorts, now a key component of senior living

The difference between hotel management and senior living is that the guests don't leave, making it even more critical to provide an exemplary level of ...

Top Developments

Study: Technology helps decrease antipsychotic use in residents with dementia

Use of touchscreen computers with interfaces tailored to residents' interests and abilities can result in a clinically significant decrease in the use of antipsychotic drugs ...

$105,000 kickback scheme nets sales director 18 months in prison

The former sales and marketing director of a Florida senior living community has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for charging her employer almost ...

DOJ: New task force efforts not limited to nursing homes

The 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces announced by the Department of Justice on March 30 will focus on pursuing nursing homes that provide "grossly ...

Juniper makes a case for a living wage

At a time when many senior living providers are taking a stand against proposed minimum wage increases across the country, Juniper Communities is taking the ...

Strategy and Innovation

No longer growing? The problem's probably not what you think

For years, your organization's growth has been steady if not spectacular. Then one day, you seem to have hit a wall.

Feds targeting HCBS options

The federal government is aggressively attempting to keep people out of skilled nursing facilities by enrolling them in home- and community-based programs instead, the Associated ...

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

How can I develop a more sharpened financial focus on my campus, which has multiple living arrangements?

Marketing Moves

Best and worst states for retirement

A new report ranks the best and worst places for retirement based on factors such as cost of living, taxes, healthcare, weather, crime and residents' ...

Study: Retirement good for health

Here's some information you may wish to have on hand when compiling marketing materials for prospective senior living residents: People become more active, sleep better ...

Survey reveals senior living's current, potential appeal

A new survey offers insights into the reasons that some people choose a senior living community for a loved one, or live in one themselves, ...

Survey: 17% of older adults are victims of financial abuse

Seventeen percent of Americans aged at least 65 years have been taken advantage of financially, according to a new survey. But you can take steps ...

Relatively low percentage of U.S. residents in long-term care: report

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau uses data from several sources to examine health, economic and demographic characteristics of the older population throughout ...

Design Success

Top 3 states for CCRCs

Almost 25% of the country's continuing care retirement communities, or life plan communities, are located in three states, according to Ziegler.

Aging population will affect housing, healthcare technology

The aging population will reshape consumer spending in housing, healthcare and technology for decades, notes a recent report.

Pulling off an acute departure

Converting a hospital without leaving signs of institutional care is no easy challenge, yet Trilogy's River Terrace has managed to do just that.

Across the Nation

Two California assisted living communities lose licenses

Two communities that reportedly had accumulated many citations have lost their licenses. One operator had felony convictions, and another evicted a resident without advance notice, ...

2 dead, 1 injured in senior living shooting

A domestic dispute appears to have spilled into the workplace, resulting in the shooting deaths of two senior living community employees and the injury of ...

Job loss, closures predicted as NY moves to increase minimum wage

New York's new law increasing the hourly minimum wage to $15 will result in job loss, assisted living facility closures and resident moves to more ...

The Help You Need

Relaxation station

Bathing can present unique challenges in the senior living setting. But a new generation of bathing options is helping to take the anxiety out of ...

Brawn meets beauty

Furniture and furnishings in the senior living setting cannot simply look good. They must also be capable of taking a beating. New innovations are blending ...

Keeping a balance

As more senior living organizations offer memory care services, a new challenge has arisen: how best to preserve independence without sacrificing choice and autonomy.

A Few Minutes With...

A warm reception for the 'silver' standard

Argentum's James Balda talks about the organization's new name — and more changes to come

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Monroe Township, NJ 

Residents at Monroe Village have been staying in shape by playing hockey during the NHL season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.