Lois A. Bowers

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

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Healthcare professionals who treat adults in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training related to Alzheimer's disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

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Assisted living communities may be able to take advantage of a 20% business income tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may elude skilled nursing facilities, according to AHCA/NCAL's interpretation of a proposed rule issued by the IRS.

LTC Properties is 'firmly in the triple-net camp,' CEO says

LTC Properties is 'firmly in the triple-net camp,' CEO says

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LTC Properties is offering financing options beyond triple-net leases to meet the expectations of senior living operators, but when it comes to triple-net leases versus the RIDEA structures that some peers are favoring lately, "we're firmly in the triple-net camp," CEO Wendy Simpson said on the REIT's second-quarter earnings call.

New Senior to pay $50 million to bring management in-house after strategic review

New Senior to pay $50 million to bring management in-house after strategic review

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New Senior Investment Group expects to save $10 million annually by bringing its management in-house, the REIT announced Thursday as it released its second-quarter financial results. But first the company will have to pay its current manager $50 million.

Five Star evaluates skilled nursing business to address revenue, occupancy challenges

Five Star evaluates skilled nursing business to address revenue, occupancy challenges

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Five Star Senior Living is evaluating all of the skilled nursing units within its continuing care retirement communities to determine whether the space might be more profitable if used differently, President and CEO Bruce Mackey said Thursday.

Brookdale CEO 'hamstrung' by board, says shareholder who recommends changes

Brookdale CEO 'hamstrung' by board, says shareholder who recommends changes

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Brookdale Senior Living's board has "hamstrung" President and CEO Cindy Baier in her efforts to maximize shareholder value, activist investor Jonathan Litt said Thursday. He singled out one director in particular.

CVS looks to assisted living for future Omnicare success after disappointing quarter

CVS looks to assisted living for future Omnicare success after disappointing quarter

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Assisted living figures prominently in the future plans that CVS Health executives shared Wednesday to improve performance in its Omnicare long-term care pharmacy business.

AARP report on assisted living response to Hurricane Harvey is 'misleading and unfair,' groups say

AARP report on assisted living response to Hurricane Harvey is 'misleading and unfair,' groups say

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A new report that is critical of Texas assisted living operators' preparedness and response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 is misleading to the public and insulting to industry workers, according to associations representing assisted living operators in the Lone Star State.

Brookdale road test of turnaround strategy leads to 'renewed focus,' CEO says

Brookdale road test of turnaround strategy leads to 'renewed focus,' CEO says

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Recent visits that saw approximately 20 members of the company's senior leadership team work in Brookdale Senior Living communities across the country affirmed that the company is on the right track with its turnaround strategy, President and CEO Lucinda "Cindy" Baier said.

Manhattan assisted living high-rise project sees cost, height increases, Omega says

Manhattan assisted living high-rise project sees cost, height increases, Omega says

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Costs associated with the Manhattan assisted living high-rise being built in conjunction with Maplewood Senior Living have increased $35 million to $285 million in part due to the purchase of air rights that will result in a larger building, Omega Healthcare Investors says.

2.4 million reasons to be nice

2.4 million reasons to be nice

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We're supposed to be nice because it's the right thing to do, not because we expect something in return. It sure is heartwarming, though, when people are rewarded for their good deeds.

Rent increase, acquisitions up revenue, income despite occupancy decline at Ensign

Rent increase, acquisitions up revenue, income despite occupancy decline at Ensign

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Revenue and income were up in Ensign Group's assisted living and independent living services segment in the second quarter compared with the same quarter of 2017, as acquisitions and rent increases helped lessen the effect of an occupancy decline.

Congress pushes CMS to publish PACE final rule by Dec. 31

Congress pushes CMS to publish PACE final rule by Dec. 31

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Bipartisan bills introduced in the Senate and House call for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publish the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly final rule by Dec. 31. The rule could open up new opportunities for PACE enrollees to access care in senior living communities and additional settings.

'Busy and productive' quarter includes numerous Brookdale transitions, HCP says

'Busy and productive' quarter includes numerous Brookdale transitions, HCP says

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The second quarter was a "busy and productive" one for HCP, during which time the real estate investment trust completed the majority of its previously announced transitions of Brookdale Senior Living communities, CEO Thomas Herzog said Thursday during a second-quarter earnings call.

Kindred wrongful discharge lawsuit brought by former executive director hinges on medication-related phone call

Kindred wrongful discharge lawsuit brought by former executive director hinges on medication-related phone call

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Kindred Healthcare is headed back to court after the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine on July 27 rejected its request for a summary judgment in a wrongful discharge lawsuit filed by a former executive director the company said was fired for violating state regulations by accepting a medication order from a physician over the phone.

Capital, 'disappointed' with second-quarter results, scrutinizes operations

Capital, 'disappointed' with second-quarter results, scrutinizes operations

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Historic competition for new residents, increasing wage pressure and higher-than-expected resident attrition negatively affected Capital Senior Living's performance in the second quarter, but plans are in place to increase revenues and reduce expenses, company executives said Tuesday evening in a second-quarter earnings call.

Survey makes a case for going soft on new employees

Survey makes a case for going soft on new employees

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New research from a surprising source may change the way you approach employee training and development.

Assisted living may become 'more consequential' in health system, Welltower CEO predicts

Assisted living may become 'more consequential' in health system, Welltower CEO predicts

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Assisted living and memory care "may become more consequential" in the healthcare system, and the recent complex deal involving Welltower, ProMedica Health System and HCR ManorCare "is the best example that one can point to" of how that system is changing, Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa said Friday.

Survey reveals opportunities for cultural accommodation in assisted living

Survey reveals opportunities for cultural accommodation in assisted living

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Many Hispanic adults participating in a recent poll said they perceive issues related to language, food and religion at assisted living communities. Assisted living communities fared better than nursing homes and home health in some instances, but not in others.

Occupancy inching up at former Elmcroft properties now managed by Eclipse, Ventas says

Occupancy inching up at former Elmcroft properties now managed by Eclipse, Ventas says

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Eclipse Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living and seniors housing in general were on the agenda Friday when real estate investment trust Ventas held its second-quarter earnings call.

Discrimination lawsuit sparks awareness campaign around senior living LGBT issues

Discrimination lawsuit sparks awareness campaign around senior living LGBT issues

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A new federal lawsuit alleging discrimination by a Missouri senior living community has sparked a public awareness and education campaign by a national advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults.

Only half of assisted living communities with EHRs exchange health information with pharmacies

Only half of assisted living communities with EHRs exchange health information with pharmacies

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Assisted living communities using EHRs for health information exchange most often communicate with pharmacies compared with other settings, according to newly released data. Even then, however, only half of the EHR-equipped communities are exchanging health information with pharmacies.

Five Star becomes first organization to start new J.D. Power Senior Living Community Certification process

Five Star becomes first organization to start new J.D. Power Senior Living Community Certification process

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Five Star Senior Living has become the first organization to commit to a new community certification program that one industry expert says could "take the industry to its next level."

CEO who fired himself has advice, predictions for you

CEO who fired himself has advice, predictions for you

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Chances are good that you or someone you know will be in the same position as a Virginia senior living CEO who recently decided to fire himself to try to help the community survive. That CEO has some advice for you.

Senior living CEO gives himself a pink slip to try to push community into the black

Senior living CEO gives himself a pink slip to try to push community into the black

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Christopher Oswald is ending his 18-year stint at Blue Ridge Village in Martinsville, VA, on Friday, having decided to fire himself as CEO in an effort to help his organization survive.

Reports make the case for HCBS over institutional care

Reports make the case for HCBS over institutional care

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Community-based long-term services and supports have the potential to increase Medicaid beneficiary satisfaction and save costs, and they're becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to institutional care, according to reports on the Tuesday agenda of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Door Forum.

'Clandestine' facilities pose risks for residents: study

'Clandestine' facilities pose risks for residents: study

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Unlicensed residential care facilities could pose serious risks for older adults, including physical, financial and emotional exploitation, abuse and neglect, according to a newly published study.

Recognizing senior living tech success

Recognizing senior living tech success

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The hard part was implementing technology to improve care and operations. The easy part is entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards to try to get recognized for it. The deadline is this Friday.

Quality Care Properties resolves shareholder lawsuits ahead of merger vote

Quality Care Properties resolves shareholder lawsuits ahead of merger vote

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Less than two weeks before a special meeting at which shareholders will vote on whether to merge with fellow real estate investment trust Welltower, Quality Care Properties announced that it had reached an agreement to resolve two related class action lawsuits.

Assisted living caregivers arrested after resident with dementia reportedly restrained with duct tape

Assisted living caregivers arrested after resident with dementia reportedly restrained with duct tape

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Two caregivers at a Florida assisted living community were arrested after one allegedly used duct tape to restrain and silence a resident who has dementia and the other allegedly knew about but did not report the incident.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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