June 2017 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

June 2017 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

June 2017

Top Developments

National study of cognitive therapy begins at senior living communities

Can a cognitive rehabilitation therapy from Japan alleviate symptoms such as apathy and depressed mood and improve quality of life and cognitive and physical functioning ...

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

Following the passage of resolutions at its annual conference, AMDA will advocate for continuing care retirement community participation in an accountable care organization initiative and ...

Here's what keeps senior living operators up at night

Finding and keeping the right workers was rated the top concern among nearly 200 senior living leaders who contributed to a new Perkins Eastman survey.

$125,000 NIC study will assess demand for middle-market seniors housing

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care is spending $125,000 to study the demand for middle-market seniors housing, the organization formally announced Monday. ...

Strategy and Innovation

Operator to pay $325,000 to settle EEOC case

A California operator of assisted living, memory care, post-acute care and rehabilitation facilities will pay $325,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the ...

Proposed budget cuts HHS funding by 18%, HUD by 13%

The Department of Health and Human Services would see its funding cut by $15.1 billion, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development would see ...

Hospice care lengthier in assisted living compared with skilled nursing, homes

Median length of hospice care for assisted living residents is more than twice as long as it is for skilled nursing residents or people receiving ...

Congress nullifies OSHA recordkeeping rule

The House and Senate have passed a joint resolution to nullify an OSHA rule that allowed the agency to cite employers that do not make ...

How Holiday increased revenue from new leases by 10%

What started around 2011 as an effort to find a better way to establish appropriate unit rents has led Holiday Retirement to consistently realizing a ...

Marketing Moves

'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

A new report from the Administration on Aging puts some numbers behind trends related to the increasing population of U.S. older adults and suggests opportunities ...

The hottest markets for senior living

National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Senior Principal Lana Peck revealed the areas of the country with the most new construction for independent ...

How to market to the silent generation

When marketing to members of the silent generation — or any generation, focus on behaviors rather than age. That's the advice from a global marketing ...

Aegis Living gambles on uncommon perk to foster employee loyalty

Eight employees of Aegis Living are going to be especially happy Wednesday afternoon. That's the day their Redmond, WA-based employer is announcing the winners of ...

East Coast caters to active retirees, website says

An East Coast city has topped a list of Best Cities for an Active Retirement for the second consecutive year. In fact, six of the ...

Design Success

Partners break ground for Latitude Margaritaville

Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings broke ground Tuesday for the Latitude Margaritaville active adult community planned for Daytona Beach, FL. The partners say they plan ...

A river runs through it

Trilogy's North River Health Campus connects with River Pointe and West River properties to provide a spectrum of services for local residents.

Design briefs, June 2017

Read about Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Edwardsville, IL, and Clarity Pointe in Tallahassee, FL.

Tech Tools

Medicare Rights Center updates online curriculum

The Medicare Rights Center has launched the newly redesigned Medicare Interactive Pro, an online curriculum designed to help professionals help residents, clients, patients, employees, retirees ...

Virtual reality system for assisted living, memory care wins prize

A startup aimed at using virtual reality systems to benefit assisted living and memory care residents recently won the $25,000 grand prize at a pitch ...

Avamere, IBM partner to study how to reduce readmission rates

Senior living company Avamere is hoping that a six-month study with IBM reveals factors that affect 30-day hospital readmission rates among its residents and patients ...

New app tracks Parkinson's symptoms

A new smartphone app could help improve treatment for people with Parkinson's disease because it enables individuals and their physicians to track the development of ...

Virtual approaches could aid staffing, health: report

Seniors housing and care organizations may be able to address some of their staffing challenges, while helping residents improve their health, through virtual healthcare technology, ...

The Help You Need

A great team

When it comes to furniture, style and durability are proving to be an unbeatable combination for the senior living sector.

Take shivers out

For many residents, the thought of bath time is cause for panic or alarm. But bathing doesn't have to be that way if providers supply ...

Silent sentinels

Operators are adopting innovative, unobtrusive and increasingly silent security solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of each resident in your community.

Parts science, humanity

Curbing incontinence requires more than theories or formulas; providers find answers to some of their toughest problems by using both head and heart.

A Few Minutes With...

Credentialing program off to solid start

Argentum Board Vice Chairman and Senior Living Certification Commission Board Chairman Tim Buchanan talks about the benefits of certification, the commission's plans for the future, ...

My Turn

Social media complements face-to-face interactions for residents

Recent research has found that Facebook interaction among older adults is doing more than just helping them while away the time.

Editor's Column

Payers 'can't ignore assisted living,' former senators say

Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist showed prescience at the NIC Spring Investment Forum when they said that any reform to the Affordable Care ...

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In Focus

Dec. 13

A giving season

Nationwide

Senior living communities throughout the country are proving that the end-of-year holidays are a time of giving.