Assisted Living

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.

Assisted living is area of fastest growth for AHCA/NCAL

Assisted living is area of fastest growth for AHCA/NCAL

Assisted living continues to be the fastest-growing segment of membership for the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, NCAL said Thursday in newly issued annual report for 2017.

Staffing

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Gender pay gap less pronounced for caregivers than for some other jobs, Census Bureau says

Gender pay gap less pronounced for caregivers than for some other jobs, Census Bureau says

A gender pay gap exists in caregiver positions, but it is not as great as the gap between men's and women's wages in some other professions, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Marketing

News How to get members of my sales and marketing team to sharpen their strategic focus

How to get members of my sales and marketing team to sharpen their strategic focus

The frequently asked questions concept is a very effective and credible marketing communication strategy.

Guest Columns Senior living sales and marketing professionals reveal biggest challenges

Senior living sales and marketing professionals reveal biggest challenges

A national survey provides insights into where senior care sales and marketing professionals should spend their time and energy.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

When Jewish Home Family adopted an economical art program, it improved the well-being of our residents, gave new perspectives to our staff and bolstered our community relations.

Hasbro's Joy for All brand acquired by Ageless Innovation

Hasbro's Joy for All brand acquired by Ageless Innovation

A group of former Hasbro employees has launched Ageless Innovation LLC, buying Hasbro's Joy for All line of animatronic pets with plans to develop additional products to stimulate and foster meaningful connections for older adults.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Proposal creating Medicare LTSS benefit gains senior living industry support

Proposal creating Medicare LTSS benefit gains senior living industry support

Proposed legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care is drawing support from senior living industry groups.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Research shows that social connectedness improves physical health, mental and emotional well-being and even longevity, thereby enabling individuals and communities, including life plan communities, to thrive.

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

When you understand the evolution of generally accepted accounting principles to identify and record all potential liabilities, you should feel more confident in your contract and fee decisions.

Argentum / ALFA

Is your senior living organization ready to crash and burn?

Is your senior living organization ready to crash and burn?

A hope and a prayer is a questionable way to run a senior living organization.

New Argentum quality initiative includes web resources, plans for certifications

New Argentum quality initiative includes web resources, plans for certifications

Improved resident quality of life is the goal of a new initiative announced Wednesday by Argentum at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference.

NCAL

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.

LeadingAge

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is needed

Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is needed

Advocates for aging services and affordable housing said they are pleased that a House Appropriations subcommittee bill exceeds the administration's fiscal year 2019 request for Housing and Urban Development funding. More is needed, however, they say.

NIC

NIC: First quarter sees $1.7 billion in closed seniors housing deals; private buyers especially active

NIC: First quarter sees $1.7 billion in closed seniors housing deals; private buyers especially active

The first quarter of 2018 had $1.7 billion in seniors housing transactions closures, Bill Kauffman, senior principal at the National Center for Seniors Housing and Care said Wednesday.

22 markets see occupancy challenges in first quarter

22 markets see occupancy challenges in first quarter

Twenty-two of the 31 markets tracked by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care had senior living community occupancy rates that were lower in the first quarter than year-earlier levels, according to NIC.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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