Assisted Living

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

The $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica Corp. by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR has been completed ahead of schedule. The company previously had announced its intention to "aggressively compete in the assisted living industry."

Association forms for small assisted living operators

Association forms for small assisted living operators

You probably won't see any of the current or future members of the new Residential Assisted Living National Association on a "largest provider" list, and that's by design.

Staffing

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for older Americans to bring work-related age discrimination cases as the United States marks the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

It's time for senior living leaders to man up

It's time for senior living leaders to man up

Here's my advice to the many men out there running senior living firms.

Marketing

Editors' Columns Why is senior living overlooking this golden opportunity?

Why is senior living overlooking this golden opportunity?

To judge by many of the marketing materials the senior living field produces, a major benefit is not being touted.

News How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

Senior living operators can take steps to reduce risk related to social media use by employees, according to Kristi Eldredge, RN, JD, CPHRM, senior patient safety consultant at medical liability insurance company MMIC. She was a presenter on the topic Wednesday at AHCA/NCAL's 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

Whether you buy stamps at your local post office or online, you now have the opportunity to help lick dementia at the same time.

Are you ready for an Alzheimer's breakthrough?

Are you ready for an Alzheimer's breakthrough?

Some treatments for Alzheimer's may be available by 2020. If so, the U.S. healthcare system may not be prepared, according to a new study.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform: report

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform: report

As the population depending on Medicaid long-term services and supports grows, the experiences of several states offer lessons that providers can use to identify opportunities to collaborate with state Medicaid agencies on future reform efforts, according to a new report.

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

$240 million bond issue sets record for single-site CCRC, HJ Sims says

$240 million bond issue sets record for single-site CCRC, HJ Sims says

A $240 million financing on which HJ Sims is the lead underwriter is the largest fixed-rate public bond issue for a single-site continuing care retirement community, according to the privately held investment bank and wealth management firm.

Argentum / ALFA

Sales certificate program registration deadline is Dec. 21

Dec. 21 is the registration deadline for Argentum's online certificate program for senior living sales counselors.

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.

NCAL

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.

LeadingAge

LeadingAge Ziegler 150 top 10 sees minor changes for 2017

LeadingAge Ziegler 150 top 10 sees minor changes for 2017

The six biggest overall senior living operators on the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 list in 2017 remain unchanged from their rankings on the 2016 list, and three additional organizations made the top 10 both this year and last. This year's list was released Monday.

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.

NIC

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Seniors housing continues to produce strong returns

Seniors housing continues to produce strong returns

Seniors housing continues to produce higher annualized total returns than apartment, hotel, office and retail properties, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

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Dec. 6

Students of life

Milwaukee

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.