Assisted Living

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

A new analysis showing that older adults can save money by residing in senior living communities rather than continuing to live in their homes may not surprise those in the industry, but most older adults and their families don't calculate costs accurately, according to a former analyst who crunched some numbers.

Assisted living occupancy falls to lowest level since 2010

Occupancy for assisted living in the first quarter of 2017 averaged 87.2%, its lowest level since early 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

Staffing

'Best days are ahead' under Trump, with caveats, financial adviser says

'Best days are ahead' under Trump, with caveats, financial adviser says

Gross domestic product growth could increase to 3% starting in 2018, one expert predicts, if the federal government can enact several reforms, among them healthcare and immigration.

The least engaged workers in senior living — and how to engage them

A new analysis reveals the senior living community departments where engagement is lowest, and an expert provides insights into how to increase engagement in those areas.

Marketing

Guest Columns 5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

Senior living communities are devising new ways to attract and fulfill the needs of active boomers who want to be able to age in place and have opportunities for creative education and personal exploration.

News How Holiday increased revenue from new leases by 10%

How Holiday increased revenue from new leases by 10%

What started around 2011 as an effort to find a better way to establish appropriate unit rents has led Holiday Retirement to consistently realizing a 10% revenue increase from new leases and receiving an international award.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

More news for Thursday, April 20

150-year-old drug may provide 'off' time relief for people with advanced Parkinson's disease ... With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger' ... Woman reportedly involuntarily living in assisted living community; probate judge questions lawyers ... Retirement community sues to stop water treatment plant

Aerobic exercise beats mental exercise for brain fitness, researcher says

Aerobic exercise beats mental exercise for brain fitness, researcher says

If you'd like to help residents keep their brains fit as they age, you may want to focus on aerobic exercise, not "brain games," suggests Neil Charness, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Per-capita Medicaid cap could reduce dual-eligible spending by $44 billion over 10 years

Per-capita Medicaid cap could reduce dual-eligible spending by $44 billion over 10 years

A per-capita cap on federal Medicaid funding growth based on medical inflation could reduce spending on dual-eligible beneficiaries by $44 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research.

More news for Monday, March 20

A response to a critique of the Urban Institute model of financing long-term services and supports ... Complaints to Arizona's Adult Protective Services rarely substantiated ... Meals on Wheels receives 35% of funding from federal government, organization says ... Poll reveals early public attitudes about ACA replacement

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Type A and C contracts increasing in popularity with CCRCs

Type A and C contracts increasing in popularity with CCRCs

Type A and C entry-fee contract use has become more common in continuing care retirement communities over the past 10 years, whereas type B contract and rental agreement use has become less common, according to the results of a new poll.

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

Senior living communities are devising new ways to attract and fulfill the needs of active boomers who want to be able to age in place and have opportunities for creative education and personal exploration.

Argentum / ALFA

'Joint employer' ruling appeal case arguments to begin Thursday

'Joint employer' ruling appeal case arguments to begin Thursday

Oral arguments are set to begin Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as Browning-Ferris Industries looks to overturn a 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board that changed the standard for determining joint employer status. The outcome could affect senior living operators that use temporary or contract workers or have franchises.

Protect, strengthen public health workforce, advocacy groups tell president

The role of federal public health and biomedical researchers is critical and should be remembered as long-term policy regarding federal hiring is considered, several advocacy groups, including Argentum, told President Donald Trump in a Feb. 27 letter.

NCAL

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

The family of an assisted living resident can sue the community where he lived in a case related to his death despite having signed an arbitration agreement, a Minnesota judge has ruled.

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

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.

LeadingAge

Lack of quality applicants is top workforce challenge: survey

Finding enough applicants who are qualified for an open position is the biggest workforce challenge facing member organizations responding to a recent survey by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

HUD programs deserve expansion, not cuts

HUD programs deserve expansion, not cuts

If we care about how our nation's seniors live their golden years, we not only must protect all of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's programs staunchly; we also must work our hardest to expand them.

NIC

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

It's very possible the real payoff of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care study of middle-market demand for seniors housing may be the reality check it delivers. And here, I'm afraid, the findings may not be so encouraging.

Assisted living occupancy falls to lowest level since 2010

Occupancy for assisted living in the first quarter of 2017 averaged 87.2%, its lowest level since early 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

Never Miss Out

Get Top Stories Sent to your inbox

In Focus

April 20

New Jersey newlyweds

Pompton Plains, NJ

Edie Dombal and Rich Cirelli both volunteer at Cedar Crest retirement community's TV studio, and now they have something else in common: each other.

Read more / submit a photo »