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NIC-funded study will examine demand for middle-market seniors housing

NIC-funded study will examine demand for middle-market seniors housing

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care will be making a "major commitment" to studying the demand for middle-market seniors housing, NIC CEO Robert G. Kramer announced Thursday a luncheon at the organization's 2017 Spring Investment Forum in San Diego. Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist also spoke.

Hospice care lengthier in assisted living compared with skilled nursing, homes

Hospice care lengthier in assisted living compared with skilled nursing, homes

Median length of hospice care for assisted living residents is more than twice as long as it is for skilled nursing residents or people receiving care in traditional homes, according to a new study.

2 caregivers charged with felonies after resident freezes to death

Two former caregivers at a Michigan assisted living community are facing felony charges after a resident with dementia exited the building and froze to death.

Integrating housing and care can improve outcomes, save money, Juniper finds

Integrating housing and care can improve outcomes, save money, Juniper finds

A model that integrates onsite ancillary services with social supports and residential care may make senior living communities more attractive to payers and investors because it improves outcomes and saves money, according to new research presented Wednesday at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's Spring Investment Forum.

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Kentucky to establish review panels for malpractice cases

Three-member medical review panels will examine the merits of malpractice and neglect claims against assisted living communities and other healthcare settings before the claims go to court under a new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on March 16.

South Dakota NPs now have full practice authority

South Dakota has become the 22nd state to authorize nurse practitioners to provide a full scope of services — diagnosing, treating, managing care and prescribing medicines and therapies — independently. The change could affect staffing in senior living communities, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

A Florida senator has introduced legislation he says is intended to protect residents from fraud perpetrated by continuing care retirement communities operating in the state, but a Sunshine State advocacy group maintains that the bill will have unintended consequences if passed as written.

In Focus

A wee bit o' fun

A wee bit o' fun

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday. Find out more, and learn how to submit photos of your activities!

'Knit Wits'

'Knit Wits'

Presbyterian Village North's "Camp PVN" offered a chance for residents to impart their knowledge of hobbies and interests to Dallas-area children. Find out more, and learn how to submit your activities photos!

The good times rolled

The good times rolled

A parade kicked off the Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday afternoon at Spring Hills Middletown Assisted Living in Franklin, OH. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos of the fun activities taking place in your community.

Product News

Solution helps track applicants, onboard

Applicant Tracker, a new applicant tracking and onboarding solution within SmartLinx Solutions' WorkLinx product suite, is now available, the company announced.

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March 16

A wee bit o' fun

San Antonio

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday.

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