Josh Crisp says he felt an inner calling to provoke change and develop a new approach to senior living. On Monday, that calling revealed itself in the form of Solinity.
Welltower is the top-ranked seniors housing-related entity on Revista's new list of Top 50 Owners of Medical Real Estate. See what other companies made the list.
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.
Argentum members will be concentrating on governmental and staffing issues affecting senior living operators and residents this week as the organization holds a Public Policy Institute, Fly-in and Workforce Development Symposium in Washington, DC.
Capital Senior Living communities and others have been affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey and may be affected by Hurricane Irma as well. CEO Larry Cohen sees silver linings in the storm clouds for the senior living industry, however, he said Thursday in a presentation at the Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference in Boston.
The death rate from unintentional falls for adults aged 65 or more years has been increasing an average of 4.9% per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The office of a New Mexico guardian to older adults, veterans and people with special needs has been closed after federal officials accused the company and its co-founders of embezzling $4 million in client funds to finance their "lavish lifestyles."
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More than three-fourths of assisted living communities and similar residential settings for older adults do not use electronic health records, according to newly analyzed data collected as part of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. Electronic health information exchange capability is missing in many such communities, too, according to the data.
A Chicago-based senior living developer avoided being barred from the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, and his companies are not going into receivership, after a federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction and receivership made by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 20, the date of the fifth McKnight's Fall Online Expo, where participants can earn up to three CE credits.
Maplewood Senior Living has launched a new center with the goals of increasing resident independence, better managing health and wellness, broadening social connectedness and improving safety and quality of life through innovation.
A Virginia senior living community and one of its former nursing assistants have been ordered to pay $1.75 million to the estate of a late resident who was sexually assaulted there.
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As the regular National Football League season gets underway, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that its 143-bed senior living community for retired professional football players should be complete in Canton, OH, in time for the league's 100th anniversary year.
As senior living providers in Florida brace for the possible effects of Hurricane Irma, operators with properties in Texas are beginning relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
Scientists are asking the players of virtual reality games to play a free game to help them better understand dementia, with the goal of developing a diagnostic test. A mobile version is available, too.
A federal judge Thursday declared unlawful an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have made 4.2 million more workers eligible for overtime pay by raising the salary threshold for eligibility from $23,660 to $47,476. Provider groups had opposed the rule.
Chicago-based Enlivant Senior Living for the first time is ranked among the top 10 largest senior housing owners in the United States on the 2017 ASHA 50 list.
Brookdale Senior Living has refinanced $618.9 million in outstanding mortgage debt, including $389.9 million of debt that was scheduled to reach maturity next year, through a $975 million credit facility from Jones Lang LaSalle Multifamily, the company announced Thursday.
Senior living organizations in Texas and elsewhere continue to respond to the needs created by Tropical Storm Harvey.
Employers no longer will be required to submit summary employee pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission beginning in March. The White House on Tuesday nixed the rule containing the requirement, saying it would burden employers and that it had other problems.
Offering senior housing that is disconnected from services could help operators reach additional prospects, according to a new issue brief.
Self-neglect was by far the most common type of maltreatment investigated by state and local adult protective services programs in 2016, according to a new federal report released Tuesday.
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A photo from a Texas assisted living community became a social media sensation on Sunday, sending visual confirmation of the destruction that Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey brought to the Lone Star State across the country and around the world. Behind the scenes, both small and large senior living operators on the Gulf Coast were dealing with historic levels of rain and other effects through the weekend and on Monday.
A Tennessee senior living community violated federal law by requiring two employees to work on Saturdays, which they observed as the Sabbath, alleged the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Operators and companies serving them increasingly are looking to the dining experience as a way to help senior living residents socially, emotionally and nutritionally.
The Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office has cut almost all staff visits to assisted living communities and nursing homes because of budget cuts, and some advocates say that decision is problematic.
The former manager of an assisted living facility in Maryland has been sentenced to 52 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after admitting to obtaining credit cards in the names of residents and making almost $75,000 in purchases on them.
Dominion Senior Living is adapting Chick-fil-A's employment approach to senior living, banking on the belief that executive directors who "own" the experience at their communities will enjoy their work more and stay with the company. Those who succeed will enjoy another benefit: a share of the profits.
A former worker at an assisted living community in Florida was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison on aggravated identity theft charges for his role in a tax scheme that netted more than $430,000 using the names of residents and others.
W-2 thefts at employers in 2017 translated into several hundred thousand employees whose sensitive data were stolen by fraudsters, according to the IRS. The agency shares tips on how payroll, financial and human resources professionals can report suspicious emails and avoid falling for such schemes.
A potential class action lawsuit filed Aug. 17 against Senior Lifestyle Corp. accuses the company of not informing workers in writing about how it would protect the digital fingerprint scans that it required of employees.
The AARP is calling a federal court's decision Tuesday to have the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reconsider workplace wellness plan incentives "a tremendous victory for workers," although the final outcome in the matter remains to be seen.
Four senior housing and care provider organizations have teamed up with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud and share resources that those leaders, in turn, can pass along to colleagues, residents and families.
Senior living operator Silverado violated federal law when it fired a pregnant employee rather than accommodate her need for "light duty" work due to medical restrictions, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Senior living community operator Presence Life Connections would become part of Ascension Living under the terms of a nonbinding letter of intent announced Tuesday by their parent organizations. The deal would link parent companies Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the United States and the world's largest Catholic health system, and Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois.
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Over the next year, a new initiative will see state attorneys general across the country focusing on strengthening efforts to fight elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in senior living communities and other settings.
Florida's Department of Elder Affairs has withdrawn a proposed rule that was challenged by Florida Argentum, which said the changes would have financially burdened assisted living operators and would have had several negative effects on residents and their families while not recognizing differences between assisted living and skilled nursing.
A caregiver at a senior living community in Georgia has been charged with neglect, aggravated battery and murder after he allegedly hit a 91-year-old resident and then refused to help him. The resident later died.
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HCR ManorCare said it intends to "vigorously" contest the request that Quality Care Properties made to a California state court that an independent receiver be appointed to oversee ManorCare's assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
Student loan debt is increasing among older adults, according to data released Friday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, suggesting that more prospective senior living community residents may face a big impediment to making a move.
The senior living community of Crestavilla will be opening later this year in Laguna Niguel, CA, having displaced some long-time residents that will be moving to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
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Facebook can be a way to reach prospects, build a sense of community among residents and keep older adults engaged with family and friends. Two big issues can keep seniors off the social networking site, according to a new study, and one of the authors shares exclusive insights that could help senior living communities counter them.
Utah is the best state in which to grow old, and West Virginia is the worst, according to a new Caring.com report. See where your state ranks.
Park Springs Health Services in Stone Mountain, GA, has opened the first Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household Model of Care in the United States.
Sabra Health Care REIT will continue efforts to diversify its asset base now that its merger with skilled nursing-focused Care Capital Properties has been approved by the boards of both companies, the real estate investment trust's CEO and chairman, Richard Matros, told McKnight's Senior Living on Wednesday.
A new website is rating assisted living communities in San Diego County in what a consumer group says is unique effort in California and the entire country.
The Missouri AFL-CIO plans to present about 300,000 petition signatures to the secretary of state's office on Friday. The move is part of an effort to delay implementation of the state's new "right to work" law.
Residents at Valley Springs in Auburn recently received a letter notifying them to vacate the building. That's because the Kansas-based complex for seniors — a Section 42 participant — is being foreclosed on.
Interfering with the enzyme that blocks communication between brain cells may help reverse Alzheimer's-related memory loss, MIT researchers have found.
Brookdale Senior Living continued to make strides toward reaching its sustainability-related goals in 2016, reducing energy use by 2.42% in the communities it owns or operates compared with 2015, the company said in a report released Monday.
Outsourcing rehabilitation and therapy services is popular among senior living organizations, according to a recent poll by specialty investment bank Ziegler. See what other services made the list.
Shareholders will vote Sept. 20 on a proposed reorganization after which AdCare Health Systems would be known as Regional Health Properties, Allan Rimland, the self-managed real estate investment company's president, CEO and chief financial officer, told participants in a second-quarter earnings call Monday.
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.
Officials with Florida Argentum have filed a legal challenge to a proposed rule that they say would financially burden assisted living operators in the Sunshine State and have several negative effects on residents and their families while not recognizing differences between assisted living and skilled nursing.
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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.
Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market gradually is increasing, according to the results of a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.
Flower-wielding man may have stolen $100,000 in valuables from senior living residents, authorities say
Maryland law enforcement authorities believe that a man may have carried flowers into a senior living community as a cover to steal thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry, cash and credit cards from at least four residents.
Holiday Retirement properties in real estate investment trust NHI's portfolio have seen a steady increase in occupancy over the past three months as the country's largest independent living operator finished implementing a change in its management model, NHI Executive Vice President of Investments Kevin Pascoe said Wednesday during a second-quarter earnings call.
A universal, catastrophic insurance program sufficiently could finance the needs of those who need long-term services and supports, and a "managed cash" benefit design might best pay for service delivery, LeadingAge concluded in a report issued Wednesday.
Decreased regulation would enable private markets to become more involved in helping to solve the "affordable rental housing crisis" that affects older adults and others, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday as the agency released a new report to Congress.
The opening of new communities near Brookdale Senior Living properties challenged the country's largest senior living operator in the second quarter, President and CEO Andy Smith told participants in a Tuesday earnings call. But the company is using at least four strategies to fight that competition, he said.
A new law in New Jersey increases reporting requirements for long-term care workers who suspect abuse or exploitation in their facilities but "inexplicably" reduces the maximum fine by 90% for individuals who don't report such incidents, according to a state provider organization.
Wednesday, HLN will broadcast an encore presentation of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," the network announced hours after Campbell's death on Tuesday. The documentary has a special connection to senior living providers.
Brookdale Senior Living's talks to be acquired by Beijing-based Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co. Ltd. have stalled because Chinese regulatory officials are more carefully scrutinizing overseas investments and financial institutions are taking a more conservative approach to assessing credit risks, the Financial Times reported Monday. Meanwhile, Brookdale released its second-quarter financial results.
States should make certain that Medicaid payments to assisted living community operators are high enough to encourage them to serve Medicaid beneficiaries and to increase beneficiaries' access to home- and community-based services, according to the authors of a newly published study.
Increasing the quantity and quality of the workforce serving the aging population is the ultimate goal of 17 grants totaling more than $385,000 that recently were awarded to rural LeadingAge Minnesota members.
After more than a decade of work, Purchase College is moving forward with its plans to create a senior living community on its 500-acre campus.
Assisted living is an area that offers encouragement for the future of The Ensign Group and its operating affiliates, President and CEO Christopher Christensen told participants in a Friday call about second-quarter earnings.
A resident of an affordable senior housing community in New Jersey was shot by police and charged with crimes after he allegedly attacked two women in the community's management office with a meat cleaver.
Holiday Retirement's operating model transition, which saw community oversight change from live-in managers to more traditional executive directors over the past year, continued to affect occupancy in the second quarter and, therefore, the portfolio performance of New Senior Investment Group, the publicly traded real estate investment trust's CEO, Susan Givens, told participants in a Thursday earnings call.
A payroll administrator for a California senior living operator has been charged with seven felonies after allegedly embezzling more than $256,000 from her employer by funneling funds to other accounts that she controlled, authorities said Wednesday.
Aegis Living is marking its 20-year anniversary this summer with a new headquarters, a forecast of physical and financial growth, and new recognition from Glassdoor.
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PharMerica to go private in $1.4 billion deal as it looks to 'aggressively compete' for assisted living business
PharMerica Corp. says that its $1.4 billion acquisition by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR, with Walgreens Boots Alliance as a minority investor, will provide additional resources to expand its business. Some of that future growth is expected to come from assisted living.
Leaders of Capital Senior Living and Five Star Senior Living used their second-quarter earnings calls this week in part to discuss their companies' approaches to recruiting and retaining executive directors.
Inflation, a lack of workers and the price of wood and steel continue to be concerns in seniors housing construction projects across the country, according to a new brief prepared for the American Seniors Housing Association by The Weitz Co.
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Brookdale Senior Living properties negatively affected the performance of HCP's senior housing operating portfolio in the second quarter as the country's largest senior living operator experienced a higher-than-expected decline in occupancy due to under-spending on marketing and sales, above-average turnover of sales directors and distractions caused by discussions about its future, HCP leaders said Tuesday in an earnings call.
Caregiver vigilance and improved products can work together to help prevent and treat wounds in the senior living setting.
The right furniture is essential to create a welcoming environment that residents will find attractive, comfortable and therapeutic
Establishing a prototype design for replication across various communities can be an economical approach, but operators need to watch for pitfalls.
Healthcare real estate investment trust HCP still expects Scott Brinker to join the company in January as executive vice president and chief investment officer, despite allegations from his former employer, Welltower, that he violated the terms of his separation agreement by entering into discussions with a competitor, HCP Executive Chairman Michael McKee said Tuesday during a second-quarter earnings call.
McLean, VA-based Sunrise Senior Living has rebranded seven of its urban California communities under the name of a new brand extension, Sunrise Villa, the company announced Monday.
An employee of the agency that oversees the licensure of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Florida accepted bribes from facility owners, including one charged in a historic $1 billion healthcare fraud case, in exchange for providing information that helped them keep their licenses and submit fraudulent bills for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Department of Justice alleges.
Benchmark Senior Living employees beat their goal of committing 1,000 "radiant acts of kindness" in June, with a total of 1,204 acts, in honor of the company's 20th anniversary.
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Provider groups applauded Friday's early-morning failure of the Senate's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some in the federal government, however, later suggested that their battle may not be over to prevent the Medicaid cuts contained in reform efforts to date.
"Now the real estate community can buckle up for the tax reform roller coaster ride," Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro told those participating in a second-quarter earnings call Friday, hours after the failure of a Senate attempt to pass a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The seniors housing operating portfolio was "the highlight" of the second quarter for Welltower, "with meaningful outperformance relative to our budget," Shankh Mitra, the real estate investment trust's senior vice president for finance and investments, told participants in a second-quarter earnings call Friday.