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GOP lawmakers say they will seek Medicare, Medicaid changes next year

GOP lawmakers say they will seek Medicare, Medicaid changes next year

While Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives work to reconcile their two versions of a tax reform bill that analysts say could add more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years, GOP lawmakers are signaling plans for 2018 to reduce spending on Medicare and Medicaid.

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform: report

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform: report

As the population depending on Medicaid long-term services and supports grows, the experiences of several states offer lessons that providers can use to identify opportunities to collaborate with state Medicaid agencies on future reform efforts, according to a new report.

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

The $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica Corp. by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR has been completed ahead of schedule. The company previously had announced its intention to "aggressively compete in the assisted living industry."

Residential and personal care spending tops $173.5 billion

Residential and personal care spending tops $173.5 billion

Spending on residential and personal care was $173.5 billion in 2016, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' National Health Expenditures report, published Wednesday.

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for older Americans to bring work-related age discrimination cases as the United States marks the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Wildfires endanger California senior living communities again

Wildfires endanger California senior living communities again

Wildfires came roaring back to California this week, less than two months after senior living operators in the state encountered blazes that put in motion emergency response plans, damaged or destroyed communities and led to a lawsuit against one community.

15 best 'LGBT-friendly' senior housing communities named

15 best 'LGBT-friendly' senior housing communities named

California and Florida dominate a new list of the top 15 senior housing communities deemed welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

LeadingAge Ziegler 150 top 10 sees minor changes for 2017

LeadingAge Ziegler 150 top 10 sees minor changes for 2017

The six biggest overall senior living operators on the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 list in 2017 remain unchanged from their rankings on the 2016 list, and three additional organizations made the top 10 both this year and last. This year's list was released Monday.

CCRC resident arrested after allegedly making toxin, testing it on fellow residents

CCRC resident arrested after allegedly making toxin, testing it on fellow residents

A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday in the case of a Vermont continuing care retirement community resident who, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, made the poison ricin in her apartment and then tested it on fellow residents.

QCP's new deadline for HCR ManorCare is Jan. 15

QCP's new deadline for HCR ManorCare is Jan. 15

HCR ManorCare now has until Jan. 15 to respond to Quality Care Properties' receivership complaint, QCP announced Monday.

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.

Seniors housing continues to produce strong returns

Seniors housing continues to produce strong returns

Seniors housing continues to produce higher annualized total returns than apartment, hotel, office and retail properties, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Meeting some seniors' desire for urban living presents challenges, benefits

Meeting some seniors' desire for urban living presents challenges, benefits

Senior living companies seeking to offer housing in urban areas can face many obstacles during the site location and building processes, but a payoff comes in addressing the needs of an unserved or underserved market. And the market for senior living in urban areas appears to be growing. Here's one company's recent experience.

Conquering senior living, a step at a time

Conquering senior living, a step at a time

How do you stay relevant for nearly three decades? It helps if you focus on changing needs. As Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrates its 29th anniversary, read our exclusive interview with founder, Executive Vice President and CEO Herbert H. Friedman.

FBI investigating discovery of deadly toxin at Vermont CCRC

FBI investigating discovery of deadly toxin at Vermont CCRC

The FBI is investigating after the toxic poison ricin was found at a continuing care retirement community in Vermont.

How to remain competitive

How to remain competitive

Q: My community is 20 years old. Should I be concerned about remaining competitive?

Before the fall

Before the fall

Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.

Tech: Only just begun

Tech: Only just begun

Virtually every aspect of senior living is now being affected by tech innovation — and it appears things are just getting started.

Money for the asking

Money for the asking

Despite growing concerns about excess supply and changing industry dynamics, capital remains available in the senior living sector. Well-run operations have the best options.

Where no details are too small

Where no details are too small

Aspired Living of Westmont, IL, recently welcomed the public inside to see how progressive design fosters engagement, wellness and warmth.

Design briefs, December 2017

Parc Communities, The Moorings of Arlington and Pineview Cottage.

Imperiled tax credit could lead to improved health, report says

Imperiled tax credit could lead to improved health, report says

"Evidence is building" that the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit has a positive effect on the health of residents of affordable housing, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The report calls for more research into the connection just as Congress is considering tax reform that would eliminate incentives that facilitate the production of affordable housing for seniors and others.

Assisted living tab for generators in Florida will be $280 million, officials say

Assisted living tab for generators in Florida will be $280 million, officials say

A proposed rule requiring the 3,111 assisted living communities in Florida to install generators will cost operators more than $280 million, the state Department of Elder Affairs said Wednesday.

Former memory care community cook gets 12 years for resident rape

Former memory care community cook gets 12 years for resident rape

A former memory care community cook whose case was highlighted in a CNN report earlier this year has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a resident.

Scrap tax bill, LeadingAge and 41 other groups urge Senate

Scrap tax bill, LeadingAge and 41 other groups urge Senate

LeadingAge and 41 other organizations are urging Senate leaders to scrap the body's tax reform bill and start over, expressing "deep concerns" about "drastic cuts" that potentially would occur to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, as well as increases in out-of-pocket medical expenses for older adults and those with disabilities, should the legislation pass.

Provider settles EEOC national origin discrimination lawsuit for $335,000

Provider settles EEOC national origin discrimination lawsuit for $335,000

A Colorado company and one of its assisted living communities will pay $335,000 to settle allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that they violated federal law by implementing an employment exam that discriminated against workers who had emigrated from Africa.

Solstice Senior Living launches with 32 communities

Solstice Senior Living launches with 32 communities

Solstice Senior Living has launched as a new joint venture between senior living management company Integral Senior Living and public, non-traded real estate investment trust NorthStar Healthcare Income.

Family seeks up to $2.3 million after resident allegedly is hit with laundry cart, dies

Family seeks up to $2.3 million after resident allegedly is hit with laundry cart, dies

The family of a former resident of an Oregon retirement community is suing the community for up to $2.3 million after the resident allegedly was hit by a laundry cart and died.

$240 million bond issue sets record for single-site CCRC, HJ Sims says

$240 million bond issue sets record for single-site CCRC, HJ Sims says

A $240 million financing on which HJ Sims is the lead underwriter is the largest fixed-rate public bond issue for a single-site continuing care retirement community, according to the privately held investment bank and wealth management firm.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac re-enter LIHTC market

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac re-enter LIHTC market

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has granted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac limited re-entry into the Low Income Housing Tax Credit market as equity investors.

Another defendant in American Senior Communities fraud case agrees to plead guilty

Another defendant in American Senior Communities fraud case agrees to plead guilty

Another defendant in the alleged $16 million fraud, kickback and money-laundering scheme involving former executives of American Senior Communities has agreed to plead guilty to charges against him.

Dec. 15 is OSHA's new electronic workplace injury reporting compliance date

Dec. 15 is OSHA's new electronic workplace injury reporting compliance date

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor has extended to Dec. 15 the deadline by which employers must electronically report 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A through its Injury Tracking Application website.

Court shuts down two international mail fraud operations targeting seniors

Court shuts down two international mail fraud operations targeting seniors

A federal court in New York has permanently barred 14 people and entities from operating two alleged multimillion dollar international mail fraud schemes that targeted older Americans and others, according to the Justice Department.

More news for Monday, Nov. 27

Uncertain future for those counting on medical deductions ... For older LGBT adults, equality is not a piece of cake ... Japan is embracing nursing-care robots ... Disney has a loyal following in an unexpected place: The Villages ... LGBT senior living facility residents return after wildfire

Residents abandoned during wildfire, claims lawsuit against assisted living community

Residents abandoned during wildfire, claims lawsuit against assisted living community

Four former residents of a California assisted living community sued the community's developer and management companies on Monday, maintaining that they were abandoned during an October wildfire that destroyed the building.

Association forms for small assisted living operators

Association forms for small assisted living operators

You probably won't see any of the current or future members of the new Residential Assisted Living National Association on a "largest provider" list, and that's by design.

Assisted living, memory care benefit from $40 million USDA investment

Assisted living, memory care benefit from $40 million USDA investment

A Pennsylvania long-term care provider will use a $40 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a 123-unit assisted living facility and a 10- to 15-bed memory care unit, the department said.

Pittsburgh earns high marks as retirement location

Pittsburgh earns high marks as retirement location

Pittsburgh ranks as the best U.S. metropolitan area to which to retire, according to a report released Monday by Bankrate. The Riverside/San Bernardino, CA, metro area was ranked last. See how your area rates.

4 residents presumed dead after Pennsylvania CCRC fire as Idaho operator recovers from a blaze

4 residents presumed dead after Pennsylvania CCRC fire as Idaho operator recovers from a blaze

Four residents of a Pennsylvania retirement community remained missing Monday and were presumed dead after a five-alarm fire at the community that began Thursday. Across the country in Idaho, another senior living operator was dealing with the aftermath of a weekend fire that completely destroyed one of its communities.

Learn about opioid risks and earn a CE credit Dec. 5

Learn about opioid risks and earn a CE credit Dec. 5

Earn a continuing education credit Dec. 5 while learning why it is important for independent living and assisted living community operators to develop plans to mitigate the risk of opioid addiction in residents.

Residents missing after five-alarm fire at Pennsylvania CCRC

Residents missing after five-alarm fire at Pennsylvania CCRC

An undisclosed number of residents remained unaccounted for Sunday, three days after a five-alarm fire began at a Pennsylvania continuing care retirement community, injuring 27, according to authorities.

CCRC monthly rate increases for 2018 will average 3.1%

CCRC monthly rate increases for 2018 will average 3.1%

Continuing care retirement communities plan to raise their monthly fees for existing independent living residents an average of 3.1% in 2018, according to a recent poll of 160 chief financial officers of not-for-profit senior living communities and financial professionals by specialty investment bank Ziegler.

Mainstreet to acquire $425 million portfolio, change name to Invesque

Mainstreet to acquire $425 million portfolio, change name to Invesque

Mainstreet Health Investments will acquire Care Investment Trust, which owns 42 U.S. seniors housing and care properties, for $425 million, the company announced Friday. The healthcare real estate company also said it will change its name to Invesque, because the name is "unique and recognizable."

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.

New York initiative to invest more than $150 million in seniors housing

New York initiative to invest more than $150 million in seniors housing

New York City plans to invest more than $150 million over the next 11 years to help meet the housing needs of seniors under a slate of new affordable housing programs, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced.

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.

Governor, state senator promise greater scrutiny of senior living abuse allegations

Governor, state senator promise greater scrutiny of senior living abuse allegations

Minnesota's governor and a legislator who leads the state Senate's Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee promised increased scrutiny of senior living communities and the state health department Wednesday after the Star Tribune newspaper published a five-part series about elder abuse.

App aims to improve communication, care coordination

App aims to improve communication, care coordination

A personal experience with a relative with dementia inspired high school student Logan Wells and his family to develop an app to help improve communication and the coordination of care among professional and family caregivers.

Former caregiver gets six-month sentence after resident's freezing death

Former caregiver gets six-month sentence after resident's freezing death

A former caregiver at a Michigan assisted living and memory care community was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday for her role in the death of a resident with dementia who froze to death after exiting the building.

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

Universities study robots to help senior living residents

Universities study robots to help senior living residents

Independent living and assisted living communities are serving as testing grounds as researchers try to develop robots that humans can trust and respond to as companions and caregivers. Researchers hope the efforts meet resident needs and help operators address labor challenges.

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.

Assisted living needs to better manage rising acuity levels, expert warns

Assisted living needs to better manage rising acuity levels, expert warns

Relatively few assisted living operators can effectively manage rising acuity levels among their residents, a blog appearing in Forbes contends.

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

Billionaire Bill Gates announced he will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The venture capital fund links targets the disease by coordinating public and private-sector efforts.

Fraud case moves to California state court — for now

Fraud case moves to California state court — for now

A class-action lawsuit against Oakmont Senior Living appears to be headed back to a California state court. The lawsuit alleges the community failed to deliver on staffing promises.

Assisted living, CCRC worker injuries down slightly, Labor Department says

Privately owned assisted living communities and continuing care retirement communities had a nonfatal injury and illness incidence rate of 6.5 per the equivalent of 100 full-time workers in 2016 compared with 6.7 in 2015, according to data recently released by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ensign banks on assisted living, home care for the future

Ensign banks on assisted living, home care for the future

Independent and assisted living, along with home healthcare and hospice, are among the growing areas for the Ensign Group, President and CEO Christopher Christensen said Thursday on a third-quarter earnings call.

Regional Health Properties names interim CEO, CFO as legacy issues remain

Regional Health Properties named an interim CEO and interim chief financial officer after the third quarter ended and created a Strategic Finance Committee that will advise both of them as the self-managed healthcare real estate investment company addresses legacy issues and plots a course for its future.

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.

Anthem making 'good progress' on challenges, LTC CEO says

Anthem making 'good progress' on challenges, LTC CEO says

Anthem Memory Care is making "good progress" addressing financial, occupancy and staffing issues previously identified by LTC Properties, the healthcare real estate investment trust's chairman, president and CEO, Wendy Simpson, said Thursday during a third-quarter earnings call.

Five Star to sell 6 communities but keep managing them

Five Star to sell 6 communities but keep managing them

Five Star Senior Living will sell six senior living communities to Senior Housing Properties Trust for $104 million, Five Star President and CEO Bruce Mackey told those participating in a Thursday third-quarter earnings call. But the company will continue to manage them.

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

Caring.com is releasing its list of reviews-based honorees today, and 267 independent living communities, assisted living communities, memory care communities, care homes or skilled nursing facilities across 40 states made the cut.

Brookdale, Holiday on NHI CEO's 'worry list'

Brookdale, Holiday on NHI CEO's 'worry list'

National Health Investors is watching the performance of Brookdale Senior Living and Holiday Retirement very closely, the real estate investment trust's president and CEO, Eric Mendelsohn, said Wednesday on a third-quarter earnings call. But he has a "bragging list," too.

Address racial, gender inequality to increase pipeline of direct care workers: report

Address racial, gender inequality to increase pipeline of direct care workers: report

Gender and racial disparities among direct care workers could be contributing to the difficulty of attracting new candidates for such jobs, according to a new report that PHI released Wednesday.

Provider groups like Verma's new vision for Medicaid

Provider groups like Verma's new vision for Medicaid

Organizations representing senior living operators told McKnight's Senior Living that they are encouraged by the Medicaid vision and policies outlined Tuesday by Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Welltower settlement delays start of former executive at HCP

Welltower settlement delays start of former executive at HCP

Welltower has settled a lawsuit against a former employee, and the terms will push back his start date with a competitor about two months, executives said Tuesday. During an earnings call, they also discussed Brookdale Senior Living, natural disasters and transitioning one operator from a triple-net to RIDEA structure.

Size helps Brookdale in natural disasters, CEO says, but financial effects linger

Size helps Brookdale in natural disasters, CEO says, but financial effects linger

Hurricanes, wildfires, generators, HCP and metrics of success were among the topics that executives of Brookdale Senior Living discussed with shareholders and analysts Tuesday on a third-quarter earnings call.

Americans not prepared for Alzheimer's: poll

Americans not prepared for Alzheimer's: poll

More than half of respondents to a recent poll about Alzheimer's disease greatly underestimated the costs of long-term care.

Referral service to be sold in light of $1.4 billion merger involving parent company

Referral service to be sold in light of $1.4 billion merger involving parent company

The owner of Caring.com has agreed to sell the senior living referral service due to a planned $1.4 billion merger with another company that has two large shareholders that own the service's bigger competitor, APlaceforMom.com, the FTC announced Friday.

Effects of Holiday management transition lingered in third quarter, New Senior says

Effects of Holiday management transition lingered in third quarter, New Senior says

Holiday Retirement's operating model change from live-in property managers to more traditional executive directors continued to affect occupancy in New Senior Investment Group's independent living portfolio in the third quarter. But things are looking up, executives said.

How senior living might win — and lose — under the new tax bill

How senior living might win — and lose — under the new tax bill

House Republicans have unveiled an ambitious plan to revamp the nation's tax code. If enacted, the measure promises to be a mixed bag for senior living operators.

Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

More than 20 states have specific laws addressing employee leave requirements. That creates additional burdens for senior living organizations operating in multiple states. A new House bill targets the problem, according to its supporters.

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

As drug companies invest millions of dollars to find Alzheimer's treatments, one research team is dancing to a different drummer. Actually, dancing to a drummer could be part of its investigation.

Brookdale, HCP loosen ties in what CEOs call 'win-win' deals

Brookdale, HCP loosen ties in what CEOs call 'win-win' deals

HCP will reduce the exposure to Brookdale Senior Living in its portfolio and Brookdale will gain more flexibility to negotiate to sell some or all of its assets in a series of transactions announced Thursday that the CEOs of both companies are calling a "win-win."

Sabra has $1 billion acquisition pipeline, but don't expect big news soon

Sabra has $1 billion acquisition pipeline, but don't expect big news soon

Sabra Health Care REIT has a $1 billion acquisition pipeline, CEO Rick Matros told participants in a third-quarter earnings call on Thursday. But don't expect any big announcements from the real estate investment trust for the rest of this year, he added.

Capital Senior Living tries new operating model to boost performance

Capital Senior Living tries new operating model to boost performance

Expressing disappointment in the company's recent operational and sales performance, Capital Senior Living executives outlined for shareholders and analysts the steps the company is taking to get back on track on Wednesday evening during a third-quarter earnings call.

Integrating assisted living, PACE generates good outcomes for residents, operators

Integrating assisted living, PACE generates good outcomes for residents, operators

Integrating Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly into assisted living can increase attention to residents, reduce the length of hospitalizations and increase resident satisfaction, according to Peter DeGolia, M.D., CMD, medical director of McGregor PACE in Cleveland. As a result, residents who receive PACE care tend to stay in their assisted living communities longer, he added.

Location, timing of falls 'counterintuitive,' researcher says

Location, timing of falls 'counterintuitive,' researcher says

If Wednesday's flip of the calendar to November had you worried about residents' increased falls risk associated with walking outdoors in winter months, preliminary results of a study suggest that your concern is misplaced.

Lyft, grandPad team up to offer seniors another transportation option

Lyft, grandPad team up to offer seniors another transportation option

Already formally being tested by several senior living operators, Lyft this week announced a new partnership that will make it likely that even more older adults will use the ride-hailing service.

Residents' increasing acuity drives need for talks, education, data collection

Residents' increasing acuity drives need for talks, education, data collection

As shifting demographics and changing consumer preferences contribute to residents' increasing acuity needs in assisted living communities, it's critical to clarify with staff members what your community and they are able to do and what you and they are willing to do, Liz Jensen, RN, MSN, RN-BC, told those attending an educational session Tuesday at the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.

Brookdale sale talks end without deal: report

Brookdale sale talks end without deal: report

Negotiations by Chinese real estate development and holding company Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd. to purchase Brookdale Senior Living have ended without a deal, according to one account.

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

LeadingAge Florida and Florida Argentum filed an emergency joint motion Tuesday asking an appeals court to prevent state agencies from enforcing generator rules that have a Nov. 15 compliance deadline. The action stems from disagreement over the ramifications of a state Division of Administrative Hearings decision Friday that the emergency rules "are invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority."

LeadingAge leaders share a plan for 'turbulent times'

LeadingAge leaders share a plan for 'turbulent times'

The past year has been one of "natural disasters and political upheaval," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told those attending Monday's general session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo. She and new Board Chairman Stephen Fleming shared a plan for the future.

Trump administration to appeal overtime rule decision

Trump administration to appeal overtime rule decision

The Justice Department on Monday said it intends to appeal an Aug. 31 U.S. District Court summary judgment that a federal overtime rule finalized under President Obama was unlawful because it based overtime changes on a minimum salary level rather than job responsibilities.

Activist shareholder calls for more transparency from Brookdale

Activist shareholder calls for more transparency from Brookdale

Brookdale Senior Living should be more transparent about the status of its strategic review process, which has been taking place for more than eight months, Brookdale shareholder Land and Buildings said Monday.

Florida provider groups cheer generator ruling as governor promises appeal

Florida provider groups cheer generator ruling as governor promises appeal

Organizations representing Florida assisted living and nursing home operators cheered Friday's decision by the state's Division of Administrative Hearings that invalidated two emergency rules put in motion Sept. 16 by Gov. Rick Scott. The rules had given them 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least 96 hours following a power outage.

Administrator 'not shocked' that NY woman missing for 42 years was found at his MA facility

Administrator 'not shocked' that NY woman missing for 42 years was found at his MA facility

The administrator of a Massachusetts long-term care facility tells McKnight's Senior Living that he is "not shocked at all" that a New York woman missing for more than 42 years was found living where he works. In fact, unbeknownst to authorities until last week, the woman had been living there since 2001.

70+ Elmcroft properties to see management, ownership changes, Ventas says

70+ Elmcroft properties to see management, ownership changes, Ventas says

More than 70 Elmcroft Senior Living properties currently in Ventas' portfolio will be transitioned to a new management company led by a former Holiday Retirement and HCP executive early next year, Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro said Friday. The communities will be owned by Ventas and an institutional investor in a joint venture, she added.

More news for Monday, Oct. 30

Judge: Hospital can be liable for reviving assisted living resident who had living will ... How Brookdale Senior Living moved 300 residents to safety

Genworth: Only 20% of adults are preparing to pay for long-term care

Genworth: Only 20% of adults are preparing to pay for long-term care

American adults fear long-term care costs, but not enough to save money to pay for them, according to the results of a survey by insurance company Genworth.

Quality, consistency of food and service are keys to senior living dining success: survey

Quality, consistency of food and service are keys to senior living dining success: survey

The quality and consistency of food and the quality and consistency of service are the biggest contributors to the success of senior living dining programs, according to the newly released results of a survey of C-level and senior executives of senior living communities

Erickson Living tests two Lyft options for residents

Erickson Living tests two Lyft options for residents

Erickson Living is testing two options related to the ride-hailing service Lyft at two of the 19 continuing care retirement communities it manages.

More news for Friday, Oct. 27

How the GOP budget plan will wallop retirees ... CBO sees small savings, no significant coverage effects from Alexander-Murray ... Bipartisan elder abuse bill signed into law

Texas among states with big gains in senior housing inventory

Texas among states with big gains in senior housing inventory

When it comes to senior living, Texas is hopping — or at least parts of it are.

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.

SQLC names new CEO, chairman

SQLC names new CEO, chairman

Joe Anderson has been named president and CEO of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp., becoming the only full-time employee at the nonprofit's corporate office in suburban Dallas while others associated with the organization move into new positions, the company announced Wednesday.

HUD accepting comments on $15 million supportive services pilot project

HUD accepting comments on $15 million supportive services pilot project

A $15 million, three-year U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development project that will test the ability of an enhanced supportive services model to help elderly residents of affordable housing properties age in place and stay out of emergency departments, hospitals and nursing homes continues to move forward.

CCRC sued after photos of partially nude memory care residents end up online

CCRC sued after photos of partially nude memory care residents end up online

An Illinois continuing care retirement community is facing a lawsuit after an employee allegedly photographed partially nude memory care residents and gave the photos to her boyfriend, who allegedly posted the photos online, including to the CCRC's own Facebook page.

New center, council support innovation and healthful aging

New center, council support innovation and healthful aging

A new center in Louisville, KY, aims to foster innovation and healthful aging, and a new council there has the goal of promoting the city as a hub of activity related to optimal aging.

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Assisted living tab for generators in Florida will be $280 million, officials say

A proposed rule requiring the 3,111 assisted living communities in Florida to install generators will cost operators more than $280 million, the state Department of Elder Affairs said Wednesday.

Governor, state senator promise greater scrutiny of senior living abuse allegations

Minnesota's governor and a legislator who leads the state Senate's Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee promised increased scrutiny of senior living communities and the state health department Wednesday after the Star Tribune newspaper published a five-part series about elder abuse.

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.

In Focus

Students of life

Students of life

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Destined for dining

Destined for dining

Fifteen residents of Devonshire at PGA National recently packed food to be sent to children in Haiti and Puerto Rico. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Mailed merriment

Mailed merriment

Recipients of holiday cards from New Perspective Senior Living this year are in for a special treat. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Product News

Vikus acquired by HealthcareSource

Chattanooga, TN-based Vikus Corp. has been acquired by HealthcareSource, a Woburn, MA-based provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, the companies announced Tuesday.

TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will donate to disaster fund with each booth visit

TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will donate $5 to the LeadingAge Disaster Relief Fund for every visit to its booth Monday through Wednesday at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans, according to the company.

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Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.