Assisted Living

Assisted living is 16% of elder housing market: report

Assisted living is 16% of elder housing market: report

Assisted living comes in second to skilled nursing in housing the elderly outside of traditional homes, according to a new report.

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

Attorneys working in senior living discuss the benefits of pre-dispute arbitration agreements and share tips for operators creating or reworking theirs.

Staffing

5 ways to keep workers engaged in their jobs

5 ways to keep workers engaged in their jobs

Almost 65% of senior living workers believe they will be working in their current communities three years from now, according to a new analysis from Holleran. Here's how to encourage the ones you want to stick around.

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Marketing

Marketplace Columns 5 steps to generating inbound leads for your senior living community

5 steps to generating inbound leads for your senior living community

Generating leads online has the power to transform your marketing by reducing the cost per lead while delivering higher-quality prospects to your sales team.

Editors' Columns An important 'connection' that senior living often overlooks

An important 'connection' that senior living often overlooks

I am not a marketing director for an assisted living or independent living community. But if I were, my message would be simple and direct.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Unlikely volunteers give hope for those with dementia

Unlikely volunteers give hope for those with dementia

By taking time out of their work days to train for and lead SAIDO Learning sessions, employees in various departments are gaining an understanding of dementia and memory care while helping residents increase engagement with their family members and caregivers.

Take shivers out

Take shivers out

For many residents, the thought of bath time is cause for panic or alarm. But bathing doesn't have to be that way if providers supply the right approach, environment and products.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

CMS gives states 3 more years to comply with HCBS final rule

States will have until 2022 to comply with a final rule regarding the provision of home- and community-based services to Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

Cutting LTSS funding would be 'penny wise and pound foolish,' Collins says

Cutting LTSS funding would be 'penny wise and pound foolish,' Collins says

Federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration that affect the delivery of long-term services and supports "are really pennywise and pound foolish, because in the end they're going to cause more hospitalizations, more nursing home admissions and poorer health outcomes," Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Thursday in a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing she chaired.

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

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

The expansion of a camera-loaning program in New Jersey means that families of senior living residents now may be equipped to secretly record the care of their loved ones, but organizations representing operators are concerned that the families may not be equipped to address privacy and other concerns.

CMS gives states 3 more years to comply with HCBS final rule

States will have until 2022 to comply with a final rule regarding the provision of home- and community-based services to Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

NCAL

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

A resident representative holding power of attorney can be bound by an arbitration agreement that he or she signs on behalf of the resident, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, asserting that states are bound by the Federal Arbitration Act.

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

The expansion of a camera-loaning program in New Jersey means that families of senior living residents now may be equipped to secretly record the care of their loved ones, but organizations representing operators are concerned that the families may not be equipped to address privacy and other concerns.

LeadingAge

LeadingAge CAST updates telehealth selection tool

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies has updated its telehealth and remote patient monitoring selection tool with five new telehealth products/vendors and two new case studies.

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

A resident representative holding power of attorney can be bound by an arbitration agreement that he or she signs on behalf of the resident, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, asserting that states are bound by the Federal Arbitration Act.

NIC

Helping families navigate healthcare maze may offer competitive advantage, experts advise

As assisted living operators look to the future, one strategy may depend on helping families navigate the ability to pay for care for their loved ones, housing experts said Tuesday.

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.

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May 15

Raising the bar

Knoxville, TN

Former Life Care Centers of America President and CEO Tom Winston has earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee at age 73.

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