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Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

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This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

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.

Why design matters in memory care communities

Why design matters in memory care communities

Here are four areas of community design that can help improve the quality of life for memory care residents.

Anthem making 'good progress' on challenges, LTC CEO says

Anthem making 'good progress' on challenges, LTC CEO says

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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.

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

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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.

2 former caregivers to be sentenced for felonies in resident's hypothermia death

2 former caregivers to be sentenced for felonies in resident's hypothermia death

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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.

A book with a purpose to change the world

A book with a purpose to change the world

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.

More news for Wednesday, Oct. 4

CMS withdraws proposal requiring LTC facilities to afford spousal rights to same-sex couples ... White House says deregulation can increase economic growth ... Today at 1 p.m. ET: Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a free CE credit

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

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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.

Strange bedfellows?

Strange bedfellows?

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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.

More news for Wednesday, Sept. 20

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

Pathway to Living imports 'rementia' program

Pathway to Living imports 'rementia' program

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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.

More news for Friday, Sept. 15

Senate confirms Pamela Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary ... Pentagon fires chief of Armed Forces Retirement Home agency ... Football games encourage memory care residents to exercise ... Retirement home — for dogs — being rebuilt after Harvey

Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a CE credit Oct. 4

Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a CE credit Oct. 4

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.

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

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.

Memory care worker pleads guilty to abuse after co-worker records her interactions with resident

Memory care worker pleads guilty to abuse after co-worker records her interactions with resident

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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.

Isakson Living brings new memory care approach to U.S.

Isakson Living brings new memory care approach to U.S.

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Park Springs Health Services in Stone Mountain, GA, has opened the first Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household Model of Care in the United States.

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

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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.

Executive's case pending as memory care community cook found guilty of rape

Executive's case pending as memory care community cook found guilty of rape

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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.

Stand-alone memory care properties challenge LTC Properties in second quarter

Stand-alone memory care properties challenge LTC Properties in second quarter

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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.

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

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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.

False Claims Act lawsuit misinterprets Medicaid reimbursement, operator says

False Claims Act lawsuit misinterprets Medicaid reimbursement, operator says

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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.

Brookdale hit with class-action lawsuit claiming understaffing, ADA violations

Brookdale hit with class-action lawsuit claiming understaffing, ADA violations

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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.

Senior living executive settles in $3.9 million SEC fraud case

Senior living executive settles in $3.9 million SEC fraud case

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A South Carolina businessman has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after being charged in January in a $3.9 million fraud case for allegedly diverting investor funds meant to buy or renovate senior living communities and using them for other purposes. Nine communities remain in receivership.

$60 million lawsuit alleges memory care understaffing, false billing

$60 million lawsuit alleges memory care understaffing, false billing

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Forty-five senior living communities in North Carolina have defrauded the state and federal governments of more than $60 million by submitting claims for personal care services that, based on staffing levels, could not have been provided to residents living in their memory care units, a lawsuit alleges.

Education will help address memory care supplement issues: GAO

Education will help address memory care supplement issues: GAO

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Do you know of any senior living residents taking supplements believing that they will prevent memory-related diseases? If so, a new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests that they would benefit from being educated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission about federal oversight of such products.

Sen. Grassley demands details of community's HR, social media policies after worker arrest

Sen. Grassley demands details of community's HR, social media policies after worker arrest

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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is seeking details of a Florida memory care community's human resources and social media policies after a worker there allegedly secretly recorded two residents having consensual sexual relations in a private room and then posted the video to Snapchat.

Payers 'can't ignore assisted living,' former senators say

Payers 'can't ignore assisted living,' former senators say

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Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist showed prescience at the NIC Spring Investment Forum when they said that any reform to the Affordable Care Act would need bipartisan support to be successful. They also shared their opinions on what is ahead for senior living and long-term care.

The hottest markets for senior living

The hottest markets for senior living

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National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Senior Principal Lana Peck revealed the areas of the country with the most new construction for independent living, assisted living and memory care at the organization's 2017 Spring Investment Forum in San Diego.

National study of cognitive therapy begins at senior living communities

National study of cognitive therapy begins at senior living communities

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Can a cognitive rehabilitation therapy from Japan alleviate symptoms such as apathy and depressed mood and improve quality of life and cognitive and physical functioning in older adults who have mild to moderate dementia? Nine senior living communities are helping researchers find out.

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Dec. 13

A giving season

Nationwide

Senior living communities throughout the country are proving that the end-of-year holidays are a time of giving.