Assisted Living

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living communities may be able to take advantage of a 20% business income tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may elude skilled nursing facilities, according to AHCA/NCAL's interpretation of a proposed rule issued by the IRS.

CVS looks to assisted living for future Omnicare success after disappointing quarter

CVS looks to assisted living for future Omnicare success after disappointing quarter

Assisted living figures prominently in the future plans that CVS Health executives shared Wednesday to improve performance in its Omnicare long-term care pharmacy business.

Staffing

When it comes to recruitment and retention, these guys school the competition

When it comes to recruitment and retention, these guys school the competition

So what's to be done when you need employees who are better trained and more loyal?

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

Much has been written about the benefits that senior living communities can offer older adults who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. A recent national survey puts more data behind the argument, but some results may surprise you.

Marketing

News Kisco Senior Living pioneers new employee training program inspired by hospitality industry

Kisco Senior Living pioneers new employee training program inspired by hospitality industry

Kisco Senior Living was looking for a way to take its customer service to the next level. The organization found a way to do it that no other senior living operator had found before.

Marketplace Columns 4 ways sales teams can foster community in senior housing

4 ways sales teams can foster community in senior housing

Fostering an authentic sense of community is the most important part of working in any aspect of the senior living industry, but it is especially true in sales.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Benzodiazepines identified as latest Alzheimer's risk

Benzodiazepines identified as latest Alzheimer's risk

Benzodiazepine use may modestly increase the odds your residents will get Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Healthcare professionals who treat adults in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training related to Alzheimer's disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Reports make the case for HCBS over institutional care

Reports make the case for HCBS over institutional care

Community-based long-term services and supports have the potential to increase Medicaid beneficiary satisfaction and save costs, and they're becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to institutional care, according to reports on the Tuesday agenda of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Door Forum.

Survey: Older adults prefer assisted living over home health or nursing home care

Survey: Older adults prefer assisted living over home health or nursing home care

Older adults' first choice for living arrangements as they age is to remain completely independent at home, according to a new poll. But moving to an assisted living community was a "close second," by far topping home health or nursing home care.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Independent living administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase, survey reveals

Independent living administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase, survey reveals

Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Baby boomers bode well for CCRCs

Baby boomers bode well for CCRCs

Continuing care retirement communities are expected to hold much appeal to baby boomers, and the good news is, the first wave of boomers will be entering the target age range for such communities within the next five years, notes a new report.

Argentum / ALFA

Argentum begins program to boost senior living advocacy efforts

The STAR program builds on advocacy efforts associated with Argentum's annual springtime "fly-in" in Washington, D.C.

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

Provider groups are cheering Monday's passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.

NCAL

NCAL launches AL Cost Calculator to help operators demonstrate their value

The National Center for Assisted Living has launched the AL Cost Calculator, a web-based resident assessment tool that enables assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents.

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living communities may be able to take advantage of a 20% business income tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may elude skilled nursing facilities, according to AHCA/NCAL's interpretation of a proposed rule issued by the IRS.

LeadingAge

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

Provider groups are cheering Monday's passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.

Independent living administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase, survey reveals

Independent living administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase, survey reveals

Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

NIC

Where senior living inventory growth is the greatest

Where senior living inventory growth is the greatest

Seven metropolitan markets have accounted for 30% of the growth in seniors housing inventory in the past year, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Assisted living occupancy drops to record low in second quarter

Assisted living occupancy drops to record low in second quarter

The occupancy rate for assisted living continued its downward trend in the second quarter, falling lower than last quarter's record-low average of 85.7% to a low of 85.2%, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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