October 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

October 2016 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

October 2016

Top Developments

NIC: Rough road ahead for independent living?

Data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service indicate a potentially rough road ahead for independent living ...

Alligator attack suspected in senior living resident death

A South Carolina senior living community resident has died after apparently being attacked by an alligator. And the incident is not the first one in ...

Union changes on hold?

The Labor Department says its 'persuader rule' will level the playing field during union drives. But operators see the measure as an illegal imposition.

Strategy and Innovation

You've got questions? We've got answers

Q: Is there something really important that I should consider while budgeting for 2017?

Resident OK? Perhaps not

When a resident recently back from the hospital claims to be fine, don't be so sure.

Labor update

Senior living wages and unlawful terminations.

Policy update

Presidential candidates and data vulnerability.

Marketing Moves

Adult children vital to senior living move-ins

Marketing to the adult children of prospective residents is crucial to the success of senior living communities, according to an analysis by Caring.com.

'Pokemon Go' helps senior living residents connect to younger relatives

A Texas retirement and assisted living community is tapping into a cultural phenomenon as a way to help residents connect with their younger family members ...

Affordability, amenities top influencers of future moves for those 55+

Affordability and amenities will be the top influencers of future moves among renters and homeowners currently aged 55 or more years who responded to a ...

2 college students calling assisted living home

Victoria Kozar and Joe Huberman are the two newest assisted living residents at Masonicare at A​shlar Village in Wallingford, CT, having moved in on Tuesday. ...

National Assisted Living Week

"Keep Connected" was the theme for this year's National Assisted Living Week.

Design Success

A treat for all five of the senses

The design team tried multiple design scenarios during the planning stage. After a quarter-century in business, First Colonial's renovation opened interior spaces, while enhancing residents' ...

Design briefs

Rocky Mountain Senior Housing's Golden Lodge and Belmont Senior Living's Belmont Lincoln Park.

Tech Tools

Pill organizers pose danger to senior living residents

Independent living and assisted living community residents, many of whom manage their own medications, risk falls, sickness and even hospitalization if they use pill organizers, ...

HUD expands internet access program for low-income seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced an expansion of its ConnectHome program to make high-speed internet access more readily available and ...

Seniors not benefiting from digital health: study

Most older adults are not using digital technology for health-related purposes, limiting its ability to improve the quality, cost and safety of their healthcare, according ...

Computer chips to improve cognition not appealing: survey

Most people wouldn't want, and even are worried about, computer chips that could be implanted in their brains to give them "much-improved cognitive abilities," a ...

Tool may help address care, staffing challenges in assisted living

A intervention recently pilot-tested in private-pay home healthcare settings one day might help improve coordination of care, reduce hospitalizations and improve caregiver retention in assisted ...

Across the Nation

Assisted living owner accused in historic $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme

The owner of more than 30 Miami-area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities was charged with conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering and healthcare fraud in connection ...

Senior living organization, nursing school collaboration 'breaks new ground'

A new collaboration between a senior living organization and a nursing school, launched with a $1.2 million gift, aims to improve the health of older ...

Report details Virginia CCRC characteristics

Fee-for-service is the most common type of contract offered by continuing care retirement communities in Virginia, according to a benchmarking report released Tuesday by Ziegler ...

Former chef gets life sentence for killing 2 retirement community co-workers

A former chef who killed two of his co-workers in March at an Ohio retirement community received a sentence of 66 years to life in ...

Assisted living is golden to these residents

Residents of assisted living communities in the country's most heavily populated state are very satisfied with their living situations, according to a new survey.

The Help You Need

On the mend

Rehab care is becoming increasingly prevalent in senior living settings.

Nice and tidy

Laundry, housekeeping keys to happy, healthy surroundings.

Flight risk no more

One elopement is one too many for busy tech innovators.

A Few Minutes With...

Getting ready for an excellent adventure

The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living's Randy Slikkers talks about the organization's strategic vision for the future.

Products You Need

Products you need, October 2016

Penner, Bulk TV & Internet, and Mainstreet.

My Turn

How to improve the appearance and feel of your senior living community

If you're looking to be more competitive with other senior living communities, there are budget-friendly ways to improve its appearance and amenities.

Editor's Column

Success can come in all sizes

The owner of a six-bed senior living community shares advice on marketing, management and operations, and communities of all sizes may find her insights helpful.

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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.