New assisted living database designed to enable operators, lenders to compare communities nationwideMarch 04, 2018
A new assisted living and memory care quality database by Formation Healthcare Group and Vision LTC has completed beta testing and has been launched publicly to a limited number of organizations, the companies have announced. Attendees of this week's NIC Spring Investment Forum will have the opportunity to view it firsthand.
Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.
A Wisconsin memory care community has been fined $4,200 and is prohibited from accepting new residents after a resident with dementia wandered outside and froze to death in December.
Therapeutic environments that benefit people with dementia embrace meaningful and innovative activities, good communication, skilled problem-solving around behaviors challenging for staff, and excellent staff training. Consider adopting several of these contemporary best practices in your community.
Occupancy in memory care increased in the third quarter, somewhat reversing from a downward trend that had begun in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.
An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.
SeniorAdvisor.com announced that more than 1,600 senior living communities have been recognized as among the best in the business.
This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.
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.
Here are four areas of community design that can help improve the quality of life for memory care residents.
Anthem Memory Care is making "good progress" addressing financial, occupancy and staffing issues previously identified by LTC Properties, the healthcare real estate investment trust's chairman, president and CEO, Wendy Simpson, said Thursday during a third-quarter earnings call.
Caring.com is releasing its list of reviews-based honorees today, and 267 independent living communities, assisted living communities, memory care communities, care homes or skilled nursing facilities across 40 states made the cut.
Two former caregivers at a Michigan assisted living and memory care community are scheduled to be sentenced next month after entering pleas to felony charges in a case involving a resident with dementia who froze to death after exiting the building.
Our newly released book, "New Possibilities in Memory Care: The Silverado Story," aims to give hope and strength to families and inspire innovation across our industry.
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Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don't find themselves in the same position.
Once primarily a skilled-care service, rehab is increasingly entering the senior living domain as communities tout their therapeutic excellence as a marketing and admissions differentiator.
New task force in Florida seeks assisted living regulation ... Florida senior living groups comment on generator rule ... Missing memory care resident found dead two miles from community ... Brookdale resident sues nearby Red Lobster for 'overserving' her
The operator's soon-to-open assisted living and memory care community in Westmont, IL, will be the first senior living community in the United States to implement a dementia care program from Australia.
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Participants in an Oct. 4 McKnight's Senior Living webinar will earn one CE credit while learning about emerging trends in Alzheimer's disease and how one senior living operator is using Montessori principles to increase resident engagement in memory care.
With the number of people in whom dementia is diagnosed growing at alarming rates, the need for effective memory care programs is more important than ever. One international program combines dementia care best practices with a Montessori philosophy.
A caregiver at a Minnesota assisted living community pleaded guilty to abuse of a vulnerable adult last week after a co-worker recorded her on a cellphone taunting, restraining and swearing at a resident with dementia.
Park Springs Health Services in Stone Mountain, GA, has opened the first Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household Model of Care in the United States.
An Ohio senior living community is finding that fidget spinners and cubes seem to produce a calming effect in those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
A former memory care community cook whose case was highlighted in a CNN report earlier this year was found guilty Thursday of raping a resident who told authorities that the sex was consensual. A case against an executive at the community, related to her handling of the matter, is pending.
LTC Properties has issued a default notice to the primary operator of stand-alone memory care communities in its portfolio and is planning to transition two properties away from the other operator of stand-alone memory care communities in its portfolio.
Back-to-back earnings calls Friday morning suggested a healthy future for senior living operators, as two large public healthcare real estate investment trusts relayed the growing place that senior living has in their portfolios.
A $60 million lawsuit alleging understaffing and fraudulent billing at 45 senior living communities in North Carolina "is an erroneous interpretation of Medicaid reimbursement in the state," says the senior living operator at the center of the complaint.
A set of disgruntled residents on Thursday filed what they believe could be the first class-action lawsuit against an assisted living operator to be brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Potential damages could exceed $45 million, according to one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs.