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One way to attract more job applicants

One way to attract more job applicants

Senior living communities seeking to increase the number of people applying for open caregiver positions can learn a lesson from the data-crunchers at Textio.

GAO targets improper Medicare, Medicaid payments

GAO targets improper Medicare, Medicaid payments

Reducing improper payments made from the Medicare and Medicaid programs is a big step that the federal government can take to improve the country's long-term fiscal health without legislative action, the Government Accountability Office said in the first of what it expects to be annual reports on the United States' financial future.

High blood pressure may protect 'oldest old' from dementia: study

High blood pressure may protect 'oldest old' from dementia: study

Older adults who develop high blood pressure later in life have a lower risk of dementia after age 90, especially if they develop hypertension at or after age 80, according to the results of a new study.

More news for Wednesday, Jan. 18

Naturally occurring retirement communities challenge healthcare ... Brookdale among companies receiving "please comply" letters from SEC ... Fundraising campaign keeps 108-year-old resident in assisted living community ... HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price's plan to replace the ACA ... CBO: How ACA repeal will affect health insurance coverage and premiums

State News

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.

More news for Monday, Dec. 12

Deaf battle The Villages in federal court ... Assisted living growing in Wisconsin, but some say regulations not keeping up ... Denzel Washington visits assisted living community to wish his childhood librarian a happy 99th birthday ... User-friendly medication packaging design can boost patient safety ... U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

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Merry marriage

Merry marriage

It was a first for the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone — a wedding held on site. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Connecting through reading

Connecting through reading

Covenant Village of Golden Valley in Minnesota recently dedicated a Little Free Library on its property. Neighborhood residents now can take a book or leave a book. Find out more, and read how to submit your photos!

Gathering and giving

Gathering and giving

As 2016 comes to a close, senior living residents and staff have been donating toys and their time and enjoying holiday gatherings. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Product News

Medicare Rights Center updates online curriculum

The Medicare Rights Center has launched the newly redesigned Medicare Interactive Pro, an online curriculum designed to help professionals help residents, clients, patients, employees, retirees and others navigate questions about the Medicare program.

Eversound expands to 18 states; further growth planned

Eversound expands to 18 states; further growth planned

Senior living communities in 18 states now are using Eversound wireless group listening technology, according to the company's co-founder and CEO.

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Jan. 11

Merry marriage

Tyrone, PA

It was a first for the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone — a wedding held on site.

Read more / submit a photo »