John O'Connor

Editorial Director

John O'Connor has been with McKnight's for more than two decades and oversees content production. A University of Illinois graduate, John lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by John O'Connor

Fraud case moves to California state court — for now

Fraud case moves to California state court — for now

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A class-action lawsuit against Oakmont Senior Living appears to be headed back to a California state court. The lawsuit alleges the community failed to deliver on staffing promises.

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

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Billionaire Bill Gates announced he will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The venture capital fund links targets the disease by coordinating public and private-sector efforts.

Assisted living needs to better manage rising acuity levels, expert warns

Assisted living needs to better manage rising acuity levels, expert warns

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Relatively few assisted living operators can effectively manage rising acuity levels among their residents, a blog appearing in Forbes contends.

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

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As drug companies invest millions of dollars to find Alzheimer's treatments, one research team is dancing to a different drummer. Actually, dancing to a drummer could be part of its investigation.

Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

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More than 20 states have specific laws addressing employee leave requirements. That creates additional burdens for senior living organizations operating in multiple states. A new House bill targets the problem, according to its supporters.

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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.