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267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

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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.

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The insufficiency of Medicaid block grants: The example of Puerto Rico ... CNN says drug used inappropriately on elderly with dementia ... American Geriatrics Society renews call for bipartisan collaboration on healthcare reform ... How can we keep people out of nursing homes?

Health, nursing home quality make Colorado 'Best State for Aging'

Health, nursing home quality make Colorado 'Best State for Aging'

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High-quality nursing homes and a healthy senior citizen population put Colorado on top of U.S. News & World Report's "Best States for Aging" ranking, the magazine said. Alaska came in last on the list. See where your state ranked.

McKnight's Fall Online Expo returns Sept. 20

McKnight's Fall Online Expo returns Sept. 20

Mark your calendar for Sept. 20, the date of the fifth McKnight's Fall Online Expo, where participants can earn up to three CE credits.

Sabra looking forward to 'fun part' now that CCP merger is approved

Sabra looking forward to 'fun part' now that CCP merger is approved

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Sabra Health Care REIT will continue efforts to diversify its asset base now that its merger with skilled nursing-focused Care Capital Properties has been approved by the boards of both companies, the real estate investment trust's CEO and chairman, Richard Matros, told McKnight's Senior Living on Wednesday.

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

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Back-to-back earnings calls Friday morning suggested a healthy future for senior living operators, as two large public healthcare real estate investment trusts relayed the growing place that senior living has in their portfolios.

More news for Thursday, July 13

Nursing care occupancy dropped to 86.5% in second quarter ... SEC brings fraud charges against telemarketers who allegedly told seniors to kill themselves ... Senate Aging Committee examines nutrition's role in healthy aging

Sen. Grassley demands details of community's HR, social media policies after worker arrest

Sen. Grassley demands details of community's HR, social media policies after worker arrest

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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is seeking details of a Florida memory care community's human resources and social media policies after a worker there allegedly secretly recorded two residents having consensual sexual relations in a private room and then posted the video to Snapchat.

Senior living continues to see job growth, although rate is slowing

Senior living continues to see job growth, although rate is slowing

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The senior living industry has been among the top industries for post-recession job creation, and employment in the industry continues to increase, although the overall rate of growth is slowing, according to a new report from Argentum.

Leave skilled care services to skilled care facilities, attorney warns

Leave skilled care services to skilled care facilities, attorney warns

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Assisted living operators can unintentionally invite lawsuits when they deliver care that goes beyond what a state will allow, warns Nancy Reynolds, an attorney with LeClairRyan.

Independent living hot with investors: report

Independent living hot with investors: report

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Independent living offers the biggest opportunity for investment in seniors housing, according to the latest CBRE Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, released Tuesday.

Where your new residents are moving from

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A new survey of visitors to senior care-related websites reveals where older adults are living and, when they are residing in senior living communities, where they moved from. Survey results also detail the experiences of family caregivers.

A Q&A with NIC's Robert Kramer

A Q&A with NIC's Robert Kramer

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Robert G. Kramer, founder and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, recently spoke with McKnight's about the current state and future prospects of independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, as well as trends in seniors housing.

Success may be as simple as focusing on two areas

Success may be as simple as focusing on two areas

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Senior living operators should focus their efforts on two areas, says elder care policy expert Laura Katz Olson, Ph.D. And one is especially important.

Study finds 'substantial' risk of suicide among LTC residents, cites staff influence

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Suicide risk among residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities is "substantial," according to a study published in the July issue of The American Journal of Public Health.

Nursing home inventory shrank, assisted living hit highest-ever growth rate, quarterly data shows

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Assisted living inventory growth reached a historic high in the second quarter of 2014, while nursing home inventory continued its slight downward trajectory, according to data released Friday by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.

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Some recipients of holiday cards from New Perspective Senior Living this year are in for a special treat.