Assisted Living

Families prefer assisted living over nursing homes for hospice care: survey

Families prefer assisted living over nursing homes for hospice care: survey

Families perceive hospice care in assisted living as being better than hospice care in a nursing home, according to new research.

Why skilled care's pain could be senior living's gain

Why skilled care's pain could be senior living's gain

If you can deliver post-acute care at a lower cost than the skilled care joint down the street, you just might find yourself swimming in a very nice new revenue stream.

Staffing

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

If anyone in senior living or long-term care is screaming in relation to the results of this year's Fellowship Matches, they are screams of despair.

Top senior living concerns are recruiting, retaining, paying, survey says

Top senior living concerns are recruiting, retaining, paying, survey says

Staffing and labor issues by far are the biggest concerns of senior living chief financial officers responding to a recent poll by specialty investment bank Ziegler.

Marketing

Guest Columns 5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

We gathered a group of senior housing marketing experts to forecast upcoming trends.

Editors' Columns A different take on intergenerational living

A different take on intergenerational living

Senior living communities already know that marketing to a prospective resident includes marketing to the older adult's grown children because they are decision-influencers. Perhaps now it's time for communities to regularly market to those adult children as prospective residents themselves.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.

Increasing social interaction improves quality of life for residents with dementia

Increasing social interaction improves quality of life for residents with dementia

An hour a week of social interaction, combined with person-centered care, improves the quality of life for senior living residents with dementia and saves money, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

Responding to a report that cites lax state oversight, federal officials said they will begin to monitor potentially dangerous incidents at senior living communities more closely.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 8

CMS answers FAQs related to HCBS Medicaid beneficiaries with dementia ... AHCA/NCAL and ACHCA partner for administrator credentialing, including assisted living ... Senate funding bill contains $2 billion for NIH, including Alzheimer's research ... VA considers restricting eligibility for caregivers program

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

CMS: Aging population a big driver of annual growth in national healthcare spending

Enrollment shifts from private health insurance to Medicare as baby boomers continue to age into the program will help drive average annual growth of 5.5% in national health spending and enrollment from 2017 to 2026, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Projections include spending related to nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.

ASHA launches Senior Living Hall of Fame, inducts six

The American Seniors Housing Association launched a new Senior Living Hall of Fame and inducted six industry veterans at its annual meeting.

Argentum / ALFA

'Everything is different' at this year's Argentum conference

'Everything is different' at this year's Argentum conference

"Everything is different," Nathan Nickens, Argentum's vice president of programming and innovation, told McKnight's Senior Living about the organization's 2018 Senior Living Executive Conference May 14-16 in San Diego.

Senior living could benefit from big price drops for fresh fruits, vegetables

Senior living could benefit from big price drops for fresh fruits, vegetables

Wholesale food price drops are forecast for several categories in 2018, but the biggest decreases are expected for fresh fruits and vegetables, according to a senior living industry report.

NCAL

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.

Assisted living communities top nursing homes for caregiver pay

Assisted living communities top nursing homes for caregiver pay

Assisted living communities pay staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

LeadingAge

Pushing for the right kinds of change

Pushing for the right kinds of change

LeadingAge's board chair talks about the labor and policy challenges operators must face.

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.

NIC

People in the news, Feb. 6

People in the news, Feb. 6

Retirements, promotions and appointments at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, Epoch Senior Living, Golden West, HCP, HJ Sims, LCB Senior Living, LifeSpan Network, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, SoftWriters, Springpoint Senior Living, Timber Ridge at Talus, the Veterans Home at King and Welltower.

Seniors housing transaction volume continues downward trend, NIC says

Seniors housing transaction volume continues downward trend, NIC says

Seniors housing and care transaction volume has declined over the past three years, according to preliminary data shared by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.