Assisted Living

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Independent living, assisted living and continuing care retirement / life plan communities were among those 55+ housing types recognized at the National Association of Home Builders' 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

Bill would increase fines for noncompliant assisted living communities

Bill would increase fines for noncompliant assisted living communities

A bill introduced in Virginia, if passed as written, would increase the amount in civil penalties that assisted living communities would face for not complying with the terms of their licenses.

Staffing

One way to attract more job applicants

One way to attract more job applicants

Senior living communities seeking to increase the number of people applying for open caregiver positions can learn a lesson from the data-crunchers at Textio.

EEOC seeks input on workplace harassment guidance

Members of the public have until Feb. 9 to comment on proposed guidance announced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday to address unlawful workplace harassment.

Marketing

News New referral site launches for senior living communities

New referral site launches for senior living communities

Does the seniors housing and care industry need another source of leads? Lancaster, PA-based Track 5 Media believes the answer is yes and has launched SeniorCaring.com based on that premise.

Editors' Columns Breaking free of industry stereotypes

Breaking free of industry stereotypes

A film student in Germany surely has a bright professional future, but one of his recent projects doesn't do much to illuminate the senior living industry.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

High blood pressure may protect 'oldest old' from dementia: study

High blood pressure may protect 'oldest old' from dementia: study

Older adults who develop high blood pressure later in life have a lower risk of dementia after age 90, especially if they develop hypertension at or after age 80, according to the results of a new study.

Tablet computers help manage agitation in people with dementia: study

Tablet computers help manage agitation in people with dementia: study

Tablet computers are safe and potentially effective in managing agitation among people with dementia, according to the results of a small pilot study in press by the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Save HCBS-related ACA provisions, LeadingAge and other advocacy groups tell Trump

Save HCBS-related ACA provisions, LeadingAge and other advocacy groups tell Trump

Improving access to Medicaid home- and community-based services is a critical provision of the Affordable Care Act that has bipartisan support and should remain intact even if the healthcare law is repealed and replaced, members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations said in Jan. 10 letters to President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team.

Operators seek resolution to these issues in the new year

Operators seek resolution to these issues in the new year

Several regulatory issues remain unresolved for senior living operators as 2017 begins.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Independent living, assisted living and continuing care retirement / life plan communities were among those 55+ housing types recognized at the National Association of Home Builders' 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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

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

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.

Argentum / ALFA

How to sleep tight when traveling

How to sleep tight when traveling

If you're headed to a major senior living conference this year, you may find a new "best of" cities list of interest. But this is a list that no city wants to be on.

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

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

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.

NCAL

How to sleep tight when traveling

How to sleep tight when traveling

If you're headed to a major senior living conference this year, you may find a new "best of" cities list of interest. But this is a list that no city wants to be on.

5 big issues in senior living in 2016

Looking back on our coverage of the senior living industry and the issues that affected it in 2016, several common themes emerge. Five are detailed in this year-end review.

LeadingAge

How to sleep tight when traveling

How to sleep tight when traveling

If you're headed to a major senior living conference this year, you may find a new "best of" cities list of interest. But this is a list that no city wants to be on.

Save HCBS-related ACA provisions, LeadingAge and other advocacy groups tell Trump

Save HCBS-related ACA provisions, LeadingAge and other advocacy groups tell Trump

Improving access to Medicaid home- and community-based services is a critical provision of the Affordable Care Act that has bipartisan support and should remain intact even if the healthcare law is repealed and replaced, members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations said in Jan. 10 letters to President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team.

NIC

How to sleep tight when traveling

How to sleep tight when traveling

If you're headed to a major senior living conference this year, you may find a new "best of" cities list of interest. But this is a list that no city wants to be on.

Inventory, asking rent growth bright spots of fourth quarter: NIC

Fourth-quarter data released Monday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service reveals upward and downward trends in occupancy, absorption, inventory, construction and asking rent.

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Merry marriage

Tyrone, PA

It was a first for the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone — a wedding held on site.

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