McKnight's Senior Living blogs earn two national awards

McKnight's Senior Living blogs earn two national awards

Blogs published by McKnight's Senior Living won two national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors on Thursday at the organization's annual conference in St. Petersburg, FL.

OSHA delays deadline for electronic submission of injury and illness data

OSHA delays deadline for electronic submission of injury and illness data

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it is extending a deadline for employers to electronically submit workplace injury and illness data under a final rule that had been released in May 2016.

Vandals destroy $11,000 worth of trees at senior community

Vandals destroy $11,000 worth of trees at senior community

The developers of a 55+ active adult community in Florida are offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the destruction of more than $11,000 worth of trees on the property.

Omnicare settles False Claims Act case for $8 million

Omnicare settles False Claims Act case for $8 million

Senior living and long-term care pharmacy company Omnicare will pay $8 million to settle allegations that its use of a prescription verification system resulted in the submission of false claims for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Department of Justice has announced. The company denies the allegations.

Housing is 'lynchpin to aging well,' hearing witness tells Aging Committee

Housing is 'lynchpin to aging well,' hearing witness tells Aging Committee

If the United States wants to become more age-friendly, it must do a better job of addressing the affordable housing needs of older Americans, a witness told members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing Wednesday.

Intergenerational relationships benefit everyone in them, report says

Intergenerational relationships benefit everyone in them, report says

Senior living community residents and children and youth benefit from interacting, according to a new report, which also suggests ways to encourage such relationships.

Assisted living is 16% of elder housing market: report

Assisted living is 16% of elder housing market: report

Assisted living comes in second to skilled nursing in housing the elderly outside of traditional homes, according to a new report.

May 25 hearing set in case of former Welltower executive going to HCP

May 25 hearing set in case of former Welltower executive going to HCP

A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for May 25 as real estate investment trust Welltower sues its former executive vice president and chief investment officer, Scott M. Brinker, alleging that he violated the terms of his separation agreement from the company by entering into discussions with competing REIT HCP that led to his being hired there.

Two dead in apparent senior living murder-suicide

Two dead in apparent senior living murder-suicide

Two senior living residents died in an apparent murder-suicide Monday at the Pennsylvania community where they lived.

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

A resident representative holding power of attorney can be bound by an arbitration agreement that he or she signs on behalf of the resident, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, asserting that states are bound by the Federal Arbitration Act.

Man pleads guilty to retirement community murders

Man pleads guilty to retirement community murders

Sentencing is scheduled for June 5 for Andrew Thomas Lauro, who pleaded guilty May 5 to killing two women in a Surprise, AZ, retirement community in February 2016.

Take shivers out

Take shivers out

For many residents, the thought of bath time is cause for panic or alarm. But bathing doesn't have to be that way if providers supply the right approach, environment and products.

Person-centered MLTSS programs require data: report

Person-centered MLTSS programs require data: report

States can help ensure that their Medicaid long-term services and supports programs are person-centered by measuring access and consumer satisfaction before and after they transition from a fee-for-service model to a managed care model, according to a report released Friday by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities.

Daughter awarded $300,000 after mother dies following fall at assisted living community

Daughter awarded $300,000 after mother dies following fall at assisted living community

A Virginia assisted living community has been ordered to pay $300,000 to the daughter of a resident who died after falling there.

I own one community. Should I be concerned?

I own one community. Should I be concerned?

Answer: In a word, yes.

Attorneys general seek to expand search for Medicaid abuse and neglect cases

Thirty-eight attorneys general asked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., Wednesday for a policy change that would allow them to investigate and prosecute a wider range of abuse and neglect cases involving Medicaid beneficiaries or Medicaid-funded services.

Assisted living operator agrees to pay $162,500 to settle discrimination allegations

Assisted living operator agrees to pay $162,500 to settle discrimination allegations

An assisted living community operator and four communities have agreed to pay a total of $162,500 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the communities discriminated against the deaf by not providing sign language interpreters when requested, the Fair Housing Justice Center has announced.

Healthiest states for seniors: Minnesota can celebrate; Mississippi? Not so much

Healthiest states for seniors: Minnesota can celebrate; Mississippi? Not so much

Minnesota is the healthiest state for older adults, and Mississippi is the least healthy, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation.

Silent sentinels

Silent sentinels

Operators are adopting innovative, unobtrusive and increasingly silent security solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of each resident in your community.

A great team

A great team

When it comes to furniture, style and durability are proving to be an unbeatable combination for the senior living sector.

A river runs through it

A river runs through it

Trilogy's North River Health Campus connects with River Pointe and West River properties to provide a spectrum of services for local residents.

Design briefs, June 2017

Read about Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Edwardsville, IL, and Clarity Pointe in Tallahassee, FL.

5 ways to keep workers engaged in their jobs

5 ways to keep workers engaged in their jobs

Almost 65% of senior living workers believe they will be working in their current communities three years from now, according to a new analysis from Holleran. Here's how to encourage the ones you want to stick around.

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

The expansion of a camera-loaning program in New Jersey means that families of senior living residents now may be equipped to secretly record the care of their loved ones, but organizations representing operators are concerned that the families may not be equipped to address privacy and other concerns.

Addressing foot pain may help prevent falls, hospitalizations

Addressing foot pain may help prevent falls, hospitalizations

Addressing foot pain in older adults may lead to significantly fewer falls and hospitalizations as well as the maintenance of independence, suggests newly published research from the Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research.

CMS gives states 3 more years to comply with HCBS final rule

States will have until 2022 to comply with a final rule regarding the provision of home- and community-based services to Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

Brookdale braces for challenges for rest of year

Brookdale braces for challenges for rest of year

Brookdale Senior Living executives said Tuesday that they expect the rest of 2017 to be "challenging" but that they are pleased with the progress they are making on improving the company's operational performance. Executives also touched on efforts to improve shareholder value.

NHI CEO: Why seniors housing should care about healthcare reform

NHI CEO: Why seniors housing should care about healthcare reform

Even if seniors housing operators won't be directly affected by legislation that partially or fully replaces the Affordable Care Act, the reform efforts still are important to them, National Health Investors President and CEO Eric Mendelsohn told analysts Tuesday during a first-quarter earnings call. He also discussed Holiday Retirement's occupancy challenges.

More news for Wednesday, May 10

DOL: The growing need for eldercare workers ... Affordable housing program costs more, shelters fewer ... Literacy program inspires intergenerational friendships ... Magnifying glass at root of fire at senior living facility

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

Attorneys working in senior living discuss the benefits of pre-dispute arbitration agreements and share tips for operators creating or reworking theirs.

$7.4 billion merger to join Sabra, Care Capital Properties

$7.4 billion merger to join Sabra, Care Capital Properties

Sabra Health Care REIT and Care Capital Properties will merge to form a healthcare real estate investment trust with a portfolio of 564 investments across 43 states and Canada, the companies announced Sunday evening.

$2.5 million class action lawsuit settlement involving senior living payment practices receives initial approval

$2.5 million class action lawsuit settlement involving senior living payment practices receives initial approval

A $2.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that a senior living operator violated state law by allegedly requiring employees to accept their final wages via ATM cards and blank checks has received preliminary approval from a judge.

ACA replacement could contain good news for seniors housing, Welltower CEO says

ACA replacement could contain good news for seniors housing, Welltower CEO says

Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ultimately could contain good news for seniors housing, Welltower CEO Thomas DeRosa said Friday during the real estate investment trust's first-quarter earnings call.

Holiday management transition hurting occupancy, New Senior says

Holiday Retirement's transition from live-in property managers to more traditional executive directors has negatively affected occupancy at its communities, New Senior Investment Group executives shared Thursday in a first-quarter earnings call.

GAO recommends changes to better align VA healthcare efforts with needs

Inconsistent communication, evaluation and monitoring have hampered efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to update its facilities — including those providing assisted living and skilled nursing — so that they are better aligned with the current healthcare needs of veterans, causing existing buildings to be underused as the delivery of healthcare changes and veterans relocate to other parts of the country, according to a new report.

House passes ACA replacement, provider groups express concerns

House passes ACA replacement, provider groups express concerns

As health leaders in the government praised the Affordable Care Act replacement passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, organizations representing senior living operators expressed concerns that it will harm residents and the healthcare system that serves them. And one group outlined a possible path forward.

McKnight's Senior Living wins 4 regional ASBPE awards

McKnight's Senior Living wins 4 regional ASBPE awards

McKnight's Senior Living has won four regional awards in the American Society for Business Publication Editors' 2017 Azbee Awards competition.

Manslaughter charge dismissed for Brookdale bus driver

Manslaughter charge dismissed for Brookdale bus driver

The driver of a senior living community bus on which a resident was found dead after an August outing has had the second-degree manslaughter charge against him dismissed, according to a media report.

More news for Friday, May 5

Brookdale Senior Living sale talks said to be ongoing ... Priest admits to stealing $500,000 from church retirement home to pay for casino trips, concerts ... Students are unlikely housemates at retirement home — and wouldn't have it any other way

Institute named in memory of Granger Cobb

Institute named in memory of Granger Cobb

Washington State University is creating the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living in honor of the late industry veteran, it was announced Wednesday at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.

Dementia staffing challenges vary between care settings, study finds

Assisted living care and nursing home care for people with dementia share similarities but also have differences, said a speaker at a Wednesday session at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville, TN.

CNA accused of using work Wi-Fi to download, share child pornography

CNA accused of using work Wi-Fi to download, share child pornography

A certified nursing assistant who worked the overnight shift at a Wisconsin assisted living community faces felony charges for allegedly downloading, watching and sharing child pornography from his personal computer using the community's Wi-Fi network during work hours.

Time of uncertainty can be time of opportunity for operators, Argentum board chair says

Time of uncertainty can be time of opportunity for operators, Argentum board chair says

Collaboration with organizations once thought of as competitors can help turn a time of healthcare policy uncertainty into a time of opportunity for senior living, Argentum Board of Directors Chairman Loren Shook said Tuesday in the opening session of organization's Senior Living Executive Conference.

Helping families navigate healthcare maze may offer competitive advantage, experts advise

As assisted living operators look to the future, one strategy may depend on helping families navigate the ability to pay for care for their loved ones, housing experts said Tuesday.

Senior living is a 'huge opportunity' in the long term, HCP believes

Wage pressures and lower occupancy levels due to new supply in the marketplace are short-term issues for senior living, Thomas M. Herzog, CEO of HCP, told analysts and others participating in a first-quarter earnings call.

More news for Wednesday, May 3

GAO testifies on Medicaid personal care services ... Two will stand trial in death of resident with Alzheimer's ... For two college students, saying goodbye won't be easy after a year living at senior living community

Credentialing program off to solid start

Credentialing program off to solid start

Argentum Board Vice Chairman and Senior Living Certification Commission Board Chairman Tim Buchanan talks about the benefits of certification, the commission's plans for the future, and Legend Senior Living's and Argentum's initiatives in workforce development.

Affordable housing advocates 'thrilled' with omnibus provisions

Affordable housing advocates 'thrilled' with omnibus provisions

An omnibus spending act released Monday by lawmakers "sends a clear message that keeping HUD-assisted homes online is as much as a priority for Congress as it is for the 1.7 million older adult households who reside in them," Linda Couch, LeadingAge's director of housing policy and priorities, tells McKnight's Senior Living.

CCRC signed to host ballplayers again

CCRC signed to host ballplayers again

St. Paul's, a South Bend, IN, continuing care retirement / life plan community, once again is serving as home to players from the South Bend Cubs during baseball season.

McKnight's Senior Living named best healthcare website

McKnight's Senior Living named best healthcare website

McKnight's Senior Living has been named the best healthcare website in the country, winning the Gold Award in the Best Website/Online Presence of a Publication category of the American Society of Business Publication Editors' ASHPE Awards competition.

Lack of medication leads to death of resident with dementia, lawsuit maintains

Staff members at a Florida senior living community failed to give medication to a resident with Alzheimer's disease for eight days, which ultimately led to her death, the woman's daughter maintains in a lawsuit.

Ventas shares plan to counter 'policy whiplash'

Ventas shares plan to counter 'policy whiplash'

"A little bit of policy whiplash" at the federal level is affecting the business world, Ventas Chairwoman and CEO Debra Cafaro told analysts and others participating in a first-quarter earnings call on Friday. But Ventas has a plan, she said.

More news for Monday, May 1

Mainscape founder secretly assisted feds with American Senior Communities probe ... First U.S. 'Dementia Village' recreates a happier time ... Baltimore jury awards $2 million in senior housing slip and fall ... To learn to care for elderly, students move into retirement home ... High schooler interest in CNA program is growing

Cutting LTSS funding would be 'penny wise and pound foolish,' Collins says

Cutting LTSS funding would be 'penny wise and pound foolish,' Collins says

Federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration that affect the delivery of long-term services and supports "are really pennywise and pound foolish, because in the end they're going to cause more hospitalizations, more nursing home admissions and poorer health outcomes," Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Thursday in a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing she chaired.

Trump's tax plan could add up to trouble for affordable housing, advocates say

Affordable housing advocates are concerned by what little they can see in President Trump's one-page tax reform plan, released Wednesday. And they have ideas on how he can improve it.

Senate Judiciary chair seeks answers about alleged fraud by senior living developer

Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to provide extensive information about a California senior living community developer alleged to have obtained visas for some fugitives who are on China's "Most Wanted" list.

Holiday Retirement to relocate headquarters from Oregon to Florida

Holiday Retirement to relocate headquarters from Oregon to Florida

The country's largest independent living operator and second-largest overall senior living company announced Wednesday its intentions to move its headquarters from the West Coast to the East Coast this year.

Data on Medicaid-funded personal care services need to be improved, GAO says

One of 79 new actions that Congress or executive branch agencies could take to improve operations across government, according to the Government Accountability Office's seventh annual report, released Wednesday, involves personal care services funded by Medicaid.

McKnight's Senior Living earns two design awards

McKnight's Senior Living earns two design awards

McKnight's Senior Living has won two awards in the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards competition.

Senior living cost growth may surprise potential residents — in a good way

Growth in costs for assisted living and memory care probably runs counter to what most people think, according to a report released Tuesday.

Paying for LTSS via Medicare would improve outcomes, lower costs: report

Paying for LTSS via Medicare would improve outcomes, lower costs: report

Paying for long-term services and supports through Medicare for some residents of independent and assisted living communities and seniors living at home would improve care and lower costs for the government and individual beneficiaries, maintain the authors of a new report.

More news for Wednesday, April 26

About 100 California assisted living communities closed or put on probation in past year ... Assisted living operator fights $12,500 fine imposed for evicting residents ... Forget millennials: Seniors are poised to reshape the housing market

Daughter seeks $1.5 million in death of mother after fall at assisted living community

Daughter seeks $1.5 million in death of mother after fall at assisted living community

A jury trial is set to begin Monday in a case brought by a woman whose mother died after a fall in the Virginia assisted living community where she lived.

60% of older owners of cellphones use them while driving

60% of older owners of cellphones use them while driving

It's not just your residents' adult children and grandchildren. Sixty percent of drivers aged more than 65 years with cellphones said they talked on them while driving in a recent survey.

More news for Tuesday, April 25

The disabled and the elderly are facing a big problem: Not enough aides ... Ohio short on nursing home, assisted living inspectors ... Sexual abuse in Missouri nursing homes and care facilities ... The tension between promoting mobility and preventing falls ... Baby boomers slip to 74.1 million in U.S.; Census Bureau estimates growing edge for millennials ... After the death of a friend, healing in a human social network

Dementia, stroke risk linked with diet soda consumption

Dementia, stroke risk linked with diet soda consumption

People who drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage a day could have almost three times the risk of developing dementia or stroke compared with those who drink such beverages less than once a week, according to new research. And switching to beverages sweetened with sugar isn't necessarily better for the brain.

Owner of 16 assisted living facilities obstructed IRS, government says

The owner of 16 assisted living facilities in Michigan, previously indicted in October, now is accused of obstructing internal revenue laws and failing to file his individual tax returns for 2013 through 2015 in a timely manner.

Falls prevention may be aided by virtual reality in the future

Falls prevention may be aided by virtual reality in the future

Virtual reality one day might be used widely to help train older adults to improve their balance while walking and help healthcare professionals diagnose balance impairments to prevent falls, suggests a new study.

More news for Monday, April 24

Are smartphones and social media the antidote to loneliness? ... Officials: Despite alleged fake architect, senior living projects appear OK ... Detectives investigating homicide at retirement community ... Sheriff's office recovers heroin from senior living community

Per-capita Medicaid cap could reduce dual-eligible spending by $44 billion over 10 years

Per-capita Medicaid cap could reduce dual-eligible spending by $44 billion over 10 years

A per-capita cap on federal Medicaid funding growth based on medical inflation could reduce spending on dual-eligible beneficiaries by $44 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research.

Son hides in mother's closet to catch senior living thief; executive director arrested

Son hides in mother's closet to catch senior living thief; executive director arrested

The executive director of a senior living community in Florida faces felony charges of burglary and grand theft after the son of a resident placed cameras in his mother's apartment and then hid in a closet while the employee allegedly entered the apartment and took money from the resident's purse.

Consumer website missing 60% of substantiated complaints against senior living communities: report

Consumer website missing 60% of substantiated complaints against senior living communities: report

More than 60% of substantiated complaints of substandard care involving one state's assisted living communities, residential care facilities, adult foster homes and nursing facilities made since 2005 have not been posted on a state website for consumers, according to a newly published investigation.

Assisted living administrator vows cooperation as Judiciary Committee investigates social media incident

Assisted living administrator vows cooperation as Judiciary Committee investigates social media incident

The administrator of a Florida memory care community has pledged complete cooperation with the Senate Judiciary Committee as it investigates an incident in which a worker allegedly secretly recorded two residents having consensual sexual relations in a private room and then posted the video to Snapchat.

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

A new analysis showing that older adults can save money by residing in senior living communities rather than continuing to live in their homes may not surprise those in the industry, but most older adults and their families don't calculate costs accurately, according to a former analyst who crunched some numbers.

More news for Thursday, April 20

150-year-old drug may provide 'off' time relief for people with advanced Parkinson's disease ... With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger' ... Woman reportedly involuntarily living in assisted living community; probate judge questions lawyers ... Retirement community sues to stop water treatment plant

GAO calls for more sharing of best practices for reducing improper Medicaid payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should collaborate with states to develop a systematic approach for collecting and sharing promising practices through which states have identified and reduced improper Medicaid payments, the Government Accountability Office said in a newly released report.

Aerobic exercise beats mental exercise for brain fitness, researcher says

Aerobic exercise beats mental exercise for brain fitness, researcher says

If you'd like to help residents keep their brains fit as they age, you may want to focus on aerobic exercise, not "brain games," suggests Neil Charness, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University.

More news for Wednesday, April 19

Demand soaring for 62-and-over high-rise on ASU's Tempe campus, company says ... Settlement reached in CCRC nurses' elevator-related lawsuit ... A Q&A with the founder and president of Peregrine Senior Living ... Faces of a century: Chicago-area centenarians ... Huge sinkhole opens behind retirement home

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

The off-label use of antipsychotic medication to treat cognitively impaired residents can be significantly reduced by training frontline staff members to recognize that individuals may exhibit challenging behaviors when trying to communicate about their unmet needs, according to the results of a newly published study.

AdCare fires CEO for lying about his credentials

AdCare fires CEO for lying about his credentials

AdCare Health Systems fired its CEO and chairman of the board, William McBride III, on Monday after an internal investigation revealed that he had lied about his educational background, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Former assisted living resident gets 60-year sentence for killing caregiver

Former assisted living resident gets 60-year sentence for killing caregiver

A former resident of an Alaska assisted living facility has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for murdering his caregiver there.

More news for Tuesday, April 18

This state is a laboratory for the future of Alzheimer's in America ... Declaring war on financial abuse of older people ... 81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60

'Best days are ahead' under Trump, with caveats, financial adviser says

'Best days are ahead' under Trump, with caveats, financial adviser says

Gross domestic product growth could increase to 3% starting in 2018, one expert predicts, if the federal government can enact several reforms, among them healthcare and immigration.

Nonphysician care of seniors results in good outcomes: study

At a time when the United States is facing a shortage of geriatricians and others to care for senior living community residents and other older adults, one solution may be having nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide care that traditionally has been provided by doctors, suggests a new review.

More news for Monday, April 17

In Idaho, demand for senior housing has been 'mind boggling' ... Man charged in woman's beating at assisted living home

Type A and C contracts increasing in popularity with CCRCs

Type A and C contracts increasing in popularity with CCRCs

Type A and C entry-fee contract use has become more common in continuing care retirement communities over the past 10 years, whereas type B contract and rental agreement use has become less common, according to the results of a new poll.

51% of tweets about dementia contain stigma: study

51% of tweets about dementia contain stigma: study

Fifty-one percent of tweets by private users of Twitter accounts contain comments that are stigmatizing when they mention dementia or the people who have it, according to a recently published study.

More news for Friday, April 14

Brookdale nurse supervisor alleges company owes wages ... Friendship Retirement gunman sentenced to prison term ... WSJ: Should Medicaid be converted to a block-grant program? ... Detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier using ... Greebles?

Assisted living occupancy falls to lowest level since 2010

Occupancy for assisted living in the first quarter of 2017 averaged 87.2%, its lowest level since early 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

Merger and acquisition activity drops in first quarter

Merger and acquisition activity drops in first quarter

Publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions totaled $1.4 billion in the first quarter of this year, a 78% drop in dollar volume compared with the fourth quarter of last year and a 45% drop from the first quarter of last year, according to acquisition data from Irving Levin Associates.

Brookdale announces director departure, continues to 'explore options'

Brookdale announces director departure, continues to 'explore options'

Brookdale Senior Living leadership announced the impending departure of a director Wednesday while reaffirming the company's commitment to "achieving consistent operational excellence and optimizing our portfolio."

More news for Thursday, April 13

This is what retirement looked like in 1970 ... BOKF seeks dismissal of class action suit over Brogdon-related bonds ... Focus on Alzheimer's disease shifts to prevention ... Independent living centers for elderly, disabled, poor at risk from state, federal budget cuts

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

The family of an assisted living resident can sue the community where he lived in a case related to his death despite having signed an arbitration agreement, a Minnesota judge has ruled.

Involving family members in discharge planning cuts hospital readmission rates: study

Involving family members in discharge planning cuts hospital readmission rates: study

Systematically integrating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for older adults reduces hospital readmissions by 25%, according to an analysis published this month by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

$125,000 NIC study will assess demand for middle-market seniors housing

$125,000 NIC study will assess demand for middle-market seniors housing

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care is spending $125,000 to study the demand for middle-market seniors housing, the organization formally announced Monday. NIC CEO Robert G. Kramer shared previously undisclosed details with McKnight's Senior Living.

More news for Wednesday, April 12

Coming full circle, doulas cradle the dying ... Plotting the demise of Alzheimer's ... Yes, older adults are having sex ... Sisterhood of Temple Shalom taking Passover to assisted living facilities, memory care centers

The least engaged workers in senior living — and how to engage them

A new analysis reveals the senior living community departments where engagement is lowest, and an expert provides insights into how to increase engagement in those areas.

36% of not-for-profit senior living providers manage other communities

Approximately 36% of not-for-profit senior living providers manage other communities through a separate subsidiary or division, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler.

Benzodiazepines increase risk of pneumonia in people with dementia: study

People who have dementia and take benzodiazepines are at a 30% increased risk of developing pneumonia compared with those with dementia taking Z-drugs and those taking neither type of medication, according to a study published Monday.

More news for Tuesday, April 11

Difficulty managing medications and finances in older adults: A 10-year cohort study ... Life skills, wealth, health, and wellbeing in later life ... Teach residents importance of medical appointments with free kit from National Institute on Aging

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