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Argentum asks government to address 'regulatory overreach' by NLRB

Argentum asks government to address 'regulatory overreach' by NLRB

Congress and the new administration should prioritize addressing the "regulatory overreach" that has occurred via the National Labor Relations Board for the past eight years, Argentum President and CEO James Balda wrote in a letter to the leaders of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

Ventas reportedly in talks to buy all or part of Brookdale

Healthcare real estate investment trust Ventas is in talks to purchase all or part of Brookdale Senior Living, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Anti-fraud efforts must include senior living, hearing witness says

Anti-fraud efforts must include senior living, hearing witness says

Efforts to stop or prevent the financial exploitation of older adults should include assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, as well as personal care and nursing homes, because residents in such settings are targeted, a hearing witness told members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday during their first meeting of the 115th Congress.

State News

Missouri says 'Show Me' again with camera bills

Missouri residential care, assisted living, intermediate care and skilled nursing facilities would be required to grant resident requests to use electronic monitoring devices in their rooms, with certain conditions, under two bills recently introduced in the state House of Representatives. It's not the first time, or even the second, that the legislation has been considered.

Bill would increase fines for noncompliant assisted living communities

A bill introduced in Virginia, if passed as written, would increase the amount in civil penalties that assisted living communities would face for not complying with the terms of their licenses.

19 states see minimum wage increases as new year begins

As 2017 began, the minimum wage increased in 19 states. It will increase in two more in July. Several cities hiked their hourly rates as well, although one state prohibited cities from enacting rates that exceed the state level.

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Snow fun

Snow fun

Residents of two senior living communities in New Jersey found ways to take advantage of — or avoid — the snow that blasted the Northeast on Feb. 9. Read more, and find out how to submit your activities-related photos!

#WeRemember

#WeRemember

Seven residents of Gurwin Jewish-Fay J. Lindner Residences participated in what is being called the largest global event ever to commemorate the holocaust, a #WeRemember international social media campaign launched by the World Jewish Congress in observance of Holocaust Memorial Day, Jan. 27. Learn more, and find out how to submit photos of activities at your community.

Fennel finale

Fennel finale

Residents at Applewood, a New Jersey continuing care retirement / life plan community, recently participated in a Food Network-style "Chopped" competition that concluded the community's yearlong Culinary Institute of Applewood program. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Product News

Products you need, February 2017

Read about convertible mattresses and a pill-crushing system.

PointClickCare puts IPO on hold, closes $85 million round of financing

PointClickCare puts IPO on hold, closes $85 million round of financing

PointClickCare has put plans for an initial public offering on hold, instead closing an $85 million round of financing. The company said it plans to use the funds to accelerate its focus on delivering solutions to its customers and end markets.

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Feb. 10

Snow fun

Princeton, NJ

Residents of Brandywine Living at Princeton in New Jersey ranging in age from 88 to 94 had a little outside fun after a snowstorm blasted the Northeast on Feb. 9.

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