Lois A. Bowers

Senior Editor

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

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How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

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Senior living operators can take steps to reduce risk related to social media use by employees, according to Kristi Eldredge, RN, JD, CPHRM, senior patient safety consultant at medical liability insurance company MMIC. She was a presenter on the topic Wednesday at AHCA/NCAL's 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

HUD Lean program closes $3.4 billion in loans, up 20% over 2016

HUD Lean program closes $3.4 billion in loans, up 20% over 2016

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Lean mortgage insurance program, which finances seniors housing properties, closed $3.4 billion in loan volume and a total of 310 loans in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Those were increases over 2016.

Ashley Blankenship named NCAL Board of Directors chair

Ashley Blankenship named NCAL Board of Directors chair

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Ashley Blankenship of Arkansas was elected chair of the National Center for Assisted Living Board of Directors for 2017-2018 Wednesday at the American Health Care Association/NCAL 68th Annual Convention. Other officers and board members were named, too.

Senior living communities begin testing assisted shaving razor

Senior living communities begin testing assisted shaving razor

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Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston, RI, and The Boston Home in Massachusetts will be among the U.S. residential care settings pilot-testing a razor designed to offer a more comfortable shaving experience for those not able to shave themselves, McKnight's Senior Living has learned.

How to increase move-ins via your website and social media

How to increase move-ins via your website and social media

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Las Vegas — With research showing that prospective senior living residents or their families already may have completed 60% of the decision-making process involved in a potential move before even contacting a community, website and social media efforts are crucial to operators' success, Nicole Wagner, internet marketing director at Stevens & Tate Marketing, said Tuesday in an educational session at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention & Expo.

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