Assisted Living

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

Following the passage of resolutions at its annual conference, AMDA will advocate for continuing care retirement community participation in an accountable care organization initiative and for an integrated care model in assisted living.

'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

A new report from the Administration on Aging puts some numbers behind trends related to the increasing population of U.S. older adults and suggests opportunities for providers of seniors housing and care.

Staffing

Nothing magical about Disney's wage ruling

Nothing magical about Disney's wage ruling

What does a recent Labor Department ruling against the Walt Disney Co. have to do with your senior living organization? Hopefully, not a thing.

Here's what keeps senior living operators up at night

Here's what keeps senior living operators up at night

Finding and keeping the right workers was rated the top concern among nearly 200 senior living leaders who contributed to a new Perkins Eastman survey.

Marketing

Editors' Columns A slam dunk to increase move-ins?

A slam dunk to increase move-ins?

If basketball isn't part of your present marketing efforts, it could be part of your future, according to new research.

News 'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

A new report from the Administration on Aging puts some numbers behind trends related to the increasing population of U.S. older adults and suggests opportunities for providers of seniors housing and care.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

2 caregivers charged with felonies after resident freezes to death

Two former caregivers at a Michigan assisted living community are facing felony charges after a resident with dementia exited the building and froze to death.

More news for Tuesday, March 21

Ryan: Healthcare bill must do more for older people ... Here's the prescription that Ben Carson needs to write for HUD ... End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals ... Vitamin E, selenium supplements did not prevent dementia

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

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

More news for Friday, March 17

In next phase of health reform, long-term care cannot be overlooked ... Care received at end of life varies drastically by state ... Ibuprofen associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest ... Developers seeing older renters, 3-bedroom demand ... Administrator boots residents, opens new facility

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

More News for Wednesday, March 22

Congress may ease rules for safety records ... Bill would boost small-business insurance ... Republicans add sweeteners to sell Obamacare repeal ... New FLSA overtime rules coming? ... Kentucky property tax may apply to residents' units

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

Following the passage of resolutions at its annual conference, AMDA will advocate for continuing care retirement community participation in an accountable care organization initiative and for an integrated care model in assisted living.

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

'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.

ACA replacement would harm providers, caregivers, elderly, groups say

ACA replacement would harm providers, caregivers, elderly, groups say

Long-term services and supports providers, Medicaid beneficiaries and professional caregivers would suffer if the bill that Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act becomes law as written, according to organizations advocating for senior living operators and workers.

LeadingAge

Budget could cut $42 million for affordable senior housing, service coordinators

Budget could cut $42 million for affordable senior housing, service coordinators

Rental assistance for more than 23,000 older adult households and funding for 360 service coordinators in affordable senior housing would be eliminated if $42 million in budget cuts reportedly being considered by the Trump administration for fiscal year 2018 are enacted, according to LeadingAge.

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

A Florida senator has introduced legislation he says is intended to protect residents from fraud perpetrated by continuing care retirement communities operating in the state, but a Sunshine State advocacy group maintains that the bill will have unintended consequences if passed as written.

NIC

How the interest rate hike could affect seniors housing

How the interest rate hike could affect seniors housing

The Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to increase its benchmark rate by 25 basis points for the second time in three months could affect seniors housing in several ways, according to NIC Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

You don't have to be an expert to realize that many operators are not listening to the market. And as long-term strategies go, that's probably not a good one.

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March 16

A wee bit o' fun

San Antonio

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday.

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