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

States expand senior living and other Medicaid benefits, at least for now

States expand senior living and other Medicaid benefits, at least for now

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Despite efforts by President Trump and congressional leaders to trim federal support for Medicaid, states continue to expand senior living and other health services tied to the program, a new report finds.

Wildfire evacuations at two communities spark investigation

Wildfire evacuations at two communities spark investigation

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State officials are investigating the way residents were evacuated from two senior living communities during a wildfire in northern California.

Many future retirees plan to stay put: survey

Many future retirees plan to stay put: survey

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Senior living campuses may be sprouting like dandelions across the sunshine states, but will future retirees uproot to get there? Many may not, if a new USA Today survey is to be believed.

Blocking a key enzyme may help reverse memory loss

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Interfering with the enzyme that blocks communication between brain cells may help reverse Alzheimer's-related memory loss, MIT researchers have found.

Woes continue for senior living rental assistance program

Woes continue for senior living rental assistance program

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Residents at Valley Springs in Auburn recently received a letter notifying them to vacate the building. That's because the Kansas-based complex for seniors — a Section 42 participant — is being foreclosed on.

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Oct. 11

Mock fire, real prep

Roanoke, VA

A recent fire and disaster response drill at Friendship helped with staff and responder preparedness.