The granddaughter of a 90-year-old senior living community resident who died last year after apparently being attacked by an alligator is suing the community for wrongful death.
Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people who have high blood pressure, and increased exercise may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a report released Thursday. But there's a catch.
A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete ... Fraud charges added to $36M lawsuit over senior living venture ... Police find drugs, suspect golf cart 'chop shop' at retirement community
The U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates on Thursday that indicate the counties and states that have the highest median ages. Overall, according to the data, the country's population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago.
Diet, exercise and stimulating activities are keys to reversing physical frailty, recent research has found.
LeadingAge has launched a new effort to help members and state affiliates solve issues related to recruiting and retaining workers, the organization announced Wednesday.
The 74 million lower-income, disabled and older adults who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare coverage could be harmed, and the healthcare system unduly burdened, under current proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, the leaders of 10 large managed care organizations said Tuesday in a letter to Senate leaders.
Informed discussion and smart immigration policies are needed as policymakers and leaders in senior living and long-term care increasingly see lawful and undocumented immigrants as a solution to workforce needs, according to a new research brief by PHI.
As "pet therapy" programs become more popular, a new study finds that senior living communities often deviate from animal visitation guidelines meant to protect residents, staff, visitors and the animals, a new study finds.
A newly released analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' chief actuary "makes clear" that the American Health Care Act poses a "danger" to Medicaid beneficiaries, especially older adults and those with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for home- and community-based services, according to an AARP policy research senior analyst.
A former senior living community aide who reportedly was caught on camera scrolling through her cellphone for half an hour while a 91-year-old resident with dementia was nearby on the floor after a fall has been sentenced to one year of probation and 10 months of community service.
The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating dementia with Lewy bodies.
Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill ... The Senate is close to a healthcare bill, but do Republicans have the votes? ... FDA approves MRSA drug ... Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to establish national consortium for studying Lewy body dementia ... Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won't take the family heirlooms
The American Medical Association will lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow continuing care retirement communities to initiate investment models of accountable care organizations if its board of trustees approves a resolution that the AMA's House of Delegates referred for a decision last week at the delegates' meeting in Chicago.
A New Senior Investment Group shareholder has amended a lawsuit that alleges that members of the real estate investment trust's board acted in their own self-interest when they acquired 28 independent living properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement for $640 million in 2015.
State funding levels for the $219 million that will be allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing via the national Housing Trust Fund in fiscal year 2017 were approved June 14 and have been released by HUD.
Senior living community names resident with dementia 'Employee of the Month' ... Senior living sculpture will celebrate generations ... Residents may lose entry fees in assisted living community receivership ... Two years later: Marshall Square property sold, development ahead ... Sixth graders collaborate with senior living residents to design assistive devices
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Medicaid cuts proposed under the American Health Care Act could result in the loss of up to 713,000 direct-care jobs to provide long-term services and supports, according to a report released Thursday by LeadingAge and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst.
Chronic pain is correlated with memory decline and dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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.
Alzheimer's affects twice as many people as estimated ... Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease ... Liquid laundry detergent pods pose lethal risk for adults with dementia ... Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease ... Being overweight linked to longer life in older adults with diabetes
States that currently offer relatively low levels of home- and community-based services or where the projected increase in older adults aged 85 or more years is high would be among those especially at risk in their ability to serve beneficiaries who want to stay out of the nursing home under changes to Medicaid funding proposed in the American Health Care Act, according to a new report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dr. Bill Thomas has a new project for affordable seniors housing: tiny houses that could be used as accessory dwelling units ("granny pods") or clustered into so-called pocket neighborhoods.
An automated light system and a shoe insert won top prizes at a recent event designed to find new ways to prevent falls among older adults.
As rural America faces an onslaught of Alzheimer's, states look to radical ways to help ... Restaurant employs waiters with dementia, and you never know what you're getting
Brookdale Senior Living is in negotiations to be acquired for $3 billion by Chinese real estate development and holding company Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd., Reuters reported Tuesday, citing "people familiar with the matter."
States will need to accelerate the rate of improving long-term services and supports in several areas to meet the upcoming needs of aging baby boomers, according to a report released today by the AARP.
Long-term care facilities continue to face a lack of resources, including qualified staff, to implement sufficient infection control programs at a time when almost 400,000 residents die annually as a result of healthcare-associated infections, according to research being presented today at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Portland, OR.
The country's largest senior living operator is following in the footsteps of the country's largest independent living operator by rolling out a new pricing model that can tailor rent levels to individual communities and units within them.
An employee of a Missouri assisted living community has been charged with first-degree rape, a felony, after he allegedly had sex with a 74-year-old female resident who has dementia.
In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, a medical reference website is highlighting information on how to prevent, recognize and respond to elder abuse for healthcare professionals and consumers.
Subpoena scuffle puts American Senior Communities fraud case on contentious course ... Business is 'Hotels.com for assisted living' ... Sunrise resident who was visited by George Clooney congratulates him on newborn twins
Senior living operators and other health providers are under increased risk for cyberattacks that could threaten residents, several lawmakers suggested at a recent House hearing
A Phoenix-area developer is building assisted living options for an often-overlooked population: those with few financial resources.
The loss of muscle stem cells may be a large contributing factor to muscle decline in old age, a study performed on mice found. Previously, it was thought that the loss of motor neurons was the main contributing factor.
Boomers changing look of assisted living ... Louisiana bill limits care assisted living operators may deliver ... Trading barbs over the HHS budget ... Lower drug cost an administration priority ... Florida court overturns damages cap ... Nearly half of all employees are instant messaging on the job
McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural online expo will be next Tuesday, June 20. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show. Those who attend the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.
Erroneous government payments to senior living operators and other health-related organizations are approaching $100 billion a year, a new federal report alleges.
It's no secret why marketers in some organizations set themselves apart from the competition, according to a story in strategy+business.
Methylene blue, a common antioxidant, may delay skin aging, researchers say.
Telehealth gains acceptance ... But challenges remain ... Judge: Deadbeat state must pay Medicaid providers
Senior living organizers gained a regulatory victory Wednesday when the Labor Department announced it was rescinding an expanded "joint employer" rule.
Senior living executives joined hundreds of demonstrators and several lawmakers opposed to Medicaid funding cuts during a rally this week at the U.S. Capitol.
Therapies used to extend one's life may not translate to increasing overall health, a recent study finds.
Seniors' housing demand still growing ... Senate's Obamacare repeal vote coming in 'near future' ... Medicaid for all in Nevada? ... Black bears spotted near assisted living center
A Miami-based physician has been charged with two counts of neglecting an elderly or disabled adult.
President Trump called on Senate and House lawmakers to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act during a meeting yesterday at the White House.
Prescribing antibiotics for older adults with urinary tract infection symptoms may be causing more harm than previously believed, a new study finds.
Religious-affiliated nonprofits exempt from pension-law protections ... Arbitration rules get two major victories ... New FDA boss targets drug prices ... 39 Sunrise communities recognized ... More operators going to the dogs
Senate negotiations on a bill to squash Obamacare quickly took center stage as Republican lawmakers returned from a 10-day recess.
A Florida assisted living facility is closing its doors, thanks largely to a report that all but blamed the community for a resident's death.
Bisphosphonates may not necessarily prevent bone fractures in older women, according to a recent study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Mexico emerges as lower-cost senior living option ... Healthcare sector adds 24,300 jobs in May ... ONC boss calls for single health record ... Feds see drop in fraud recoveries ... Democrats mull government healthcare takeover
National Center for Assisted Living members will converge on the nation's capital Monday and Tuesday with four themes in mind for legislators and their staffs, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle told McKnight's Senior Living.
An app designed to help make senior living communities and other settings more suitable for older adults and those with dementia should be ready for download by Sept. 21, World Alzheimer's Day, according to its developers.
A man involved in a scheme to sexually assault residents of an Illinois assisted living and memory care community was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday.
McKnight's Senior Living Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers picked up awards for editorial writing and headline writing Friday in the 2017 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism competition.
Dementia, falls prevention and staffing will be the topics of three separate webinars during the McKnight's Senior Living Expo 2017 on June 20. Participants in the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.
First Realty Management Co. and seven Legacy Senior Living communities it operates in the Rochester, NY, area will pay $328,000 to settle claims that several employees were underpaid between 2010 and 2014, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.
Debt collection and credit cards have been two of the top focuses of complaints that older adults made to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since the independent government agency was founded in 2011, according to a new report.
Electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks and some of its employees will pay a total of $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they misrepresented the capabilities of the company's software and paid more than $392,000 in kickbacks to customers in exchange for promoting its product, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
The Maryland attorney general is seeking civil penalties and treble damages to the state in a lawsuit against an assisted living community he says submitted false Medicaid claims totaling $1.1 million over more than four years.
Virginia ranks as the most accommodating U.S. state for seniors, whereas Idaho ranks as the least accommodating state, according to a new report.
Mobility aids may increase fall risk for those with dementia ... Handwashing: Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs ... Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease ... Cash-strapped seniors turn to assisted living centers in Mexico
Many challenges faced by assisted living communities in a populous state can be attributed to staffing requirements that have not kept pace with resident needs that are increasing in acuity, according to a new report.
Federal prosecutors are suing to seize nine properties, worth a total of $30 million, that they say a purported senior living community developer bought with proceeds from a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud the federal government through the EB-5 visa program and obtain "green cards" for some fugitives who are on China's "Most Wanted" list.
The owner of a Florida assisted living community was arrested Thursday after an employee said the man sexually assaulted her at work.
Daughter of resident who died talks healing after Marshall Square fire ... Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia residents ... Navigating a world of mean girls and new friends at a retirement community ... Assisted living homes have challenge recruiting, keeping caregivers
As a retirement community's online presence becomes increasingly important, research reveals the number one piece of information that adults aged 75 to 84 seek on a community's website as well as other features of interest.
A caregiver at a Georgia senior living community has been charged with reckless conduct after she allegedly moved the bed of a resident with dementia away from his call cord so he could not use it to request assistance.
Senior living professionals will have the opportunity to earn three continuing education credits from their desktop computers or online devices June 20 at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017.
Three-fourths of adults aged 40 or more years do not know how much it costs to live in an assisted living community, according to the results of a new survey. Education also appears to be needed regarding the potential of some income sources and programs to pay for long-term care and services.
The majority of people with Alzheimer's disease die in long-term care facilities, although the percentage is decreasing, whereas the number of people with the disease who die at home is increasing, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A former certified nursing assistant in Virginia was sentenced to a year in prison and a year of probation after pleading guilty Thursday to abusing a 94-year-old resident at the senior living community where he worked.
The American Health Care Act would reduce Medicaid spending by $834 billion from 2017 to 2026 if signed into law as is, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
U.S. adults aged 85 or more years are approximately three times as likely to need assistance with activities of daily living as are adults aged 75 to 84 and are six times as likely to require help as those aged 65 to 74, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Drastic" and "devastating" are two of the words used by advocacy organizations representing seniors housing or care providers and those they serve to describe President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, released Tuesday.
MFCU efforts result in 19 assisted living convictions, $168,991 in recoveries in FY 2016: OIG report
Efforts by state Medicaid Fraud Control Units resulted in a total of 19 convictions and $168,991 in recoveries related to assisted living in fiscal year 2016, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
The Trump administration formally has indicated its intent to rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that would have required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.
Congress may open door to some Medicare long-term care ... It's time to worry about healthcare in the Senate ... Attitudes and behaviors of current and soon-to-be empty nesters ... Top adult financial regret is not saving enough for retirement
Home- and community-based services would be "especially vulnerable to deep cuts" if the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives were to become law, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. LeadingAge, AMDA, PHI and 74 other organizations told Senate leaders the same thing.
Assisted living hospice care, Medicaid personal care services, home- and community-based services waiver programs and Medicaid data are four topics that made the top 25 list included in the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's "2017 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations."
Thirteen operators of Miami-area assisted living facilities have been arrested for insurance fraud after a year-long investigation, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has announced.
Registration is now open for McKnight's Senior Living's first online expo. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show.
Although seniors use technology less than younger adults, their use of it is growing, according to new research from the Pew Research Center. And the younger a senior is, the more likely he or she is to be using technology, on average.
The owner of a licensed Nevada assisted living facility was sentenced to 179 days in prison and three years of probation and was ordered to pay $3,000 after investigators said she admitted residents who were beyond the level of care that could be provided there and did not keep the facility clean and well-maintained.
ABHOW, Beacon, be.group postpone name change ... Police ID two women stealing from assisted living employees ... 1 dead, 3 injured after tree falls at retirement community ... Eye drop could replace injection for age-related blindness
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 comes in second to skilled nursing in housing the elderly outside of traditional homes, according to a new report.
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 senior living residents died in an apparent murder-suicide Monday at the Pennsylvania community where they lived.
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.
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.
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.