Assisted Living

Where assisted living is the most and least expensive: survey

Average monthly assisted living costs range from $3,051 for a studio apartment in Louisiana to $6,936 for a two-bedroom apartment in Delaware, according to the state results of Lincoln Financial Group's annual What Care Costs study, released Wednesday.

Assisted living sees record-setting unit prices

Average per-unit prices in the assisted living market reached $193,650 in 2016, topping the previous record set in 2015 by 2%, according to a new report.

Staffing

Argentum asks government to address 'regulatory overreach' by NLRB

Argentum asks government to address 'regulatory overreach' by NLRB

Congress and the new administration should prioritize addressing the "regulatory overreach" that has occurred via the National Labor Relations Board for the past eight years, Argentum President and CEO James Balda wrote in a letter to the leaders of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

Want to keep your best employees? Then break these two bad habits

Want to keep your best employees? Then break these two bad habits

Most organizations would dramatically trim turnover overnight by adopting a coaching mindset and eliminating annual reviews.

Marketing

News Websites, social media vital for senior living marketers: report

Websites, social media vital for senior living marketers: report

Make sure your senior living community website is comprehensive, up-to-date and search engine optimized, and stay or become active on social media. Those points are some of the take-away messages for senior living marketers offered in a new report.

News Who uses social media the most? Not millennials

Who uses social media the most? Not millennials

A new report from Nielsen provides insights into the use of social media platforms and the technology adults use to access them, perhaps offering food for thought on communicating with staff members and prospective residents and their families.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Brookdale raises $2 million to fight Alzheimer's disease

Brookdale raises $2 million to fight Alzheimer's disease

Brookdale Senior Living employees, residents, family members and business partners raised more than $2 million for Alzheimer's disease in 2016, the third consecutive year they've generated more than $1 million in donations, according to the company.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 16

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LTSS / HCBS / PACE

More news for Friday, Feb. 17

Price increases, aging to push healthcare to 20% of economy by 2025 ... Researcher questions Urban Institute LTSS financing model ... CPF Living CEO John Rijos on the intersection of senior living and hospitality (video) ... Jimmy Buffett partners with Minto Communities on 55+ community ... Study confirms vitamin D protects against colds and flu

GAO recommends increased CMS oversight of Medicaid LTSS payment rates

GAO recommends increased CMS oversight of Medicaid LTSS payment rates

In the wake of findings detailed in a new report from the Government Accountability Office made public on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will take steps to ensure that states have sufficient incentives to use the billions of dollars they receive for the provision of Medicaid managed long-term services and supports.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

Many continuing care retirement / life plan communities offer a benefit that is not mentioned explicitly on their websites but could be a source of comfort to prospective residents.

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Independent living, assisted living and continuing care retirement / life plan communities were among those 55+ housing types recognized at the National Association of Home Builders' 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

Argentum / ALFA

Argentum asks government to address 'regulatory overreach' by NLRB

Argentum asks government to address 'regulatory overreach' by NLRB

Congress and the new administration should prioritize addressing the "regulatory overreach" that has occurred via the National Labor Relations Board for the past eight years, Argentum President and CEO James Balda wrote in a letter to the leaders of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

252 earn new assisted living certification

252 earn new assisted living certification

The independent, nonprofit Senior Living Certification Commission, formed by Argentum in 2015, has awarded the certified director of assisted living designation to its inaugural class of 252 senior living professionals.

NCAL

Price confirmed as HHS secretary

Price confirmed as HHS secretary

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was sworn in as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday hours after being confirmed by a party-line 52-47 vote in the Senate.

Court sets date to begin hearing arguments against 'joint employer' change

Court sets date to begin hearing arguments against 'joint employer' change

Oral arguments have been scheduled to begin March 9 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.

LeadingAge

Price confirmed as HHS secretary

Price confirmed as HHS secretary

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was sworn in as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday hours after being confirmed by a party-line 52-47 vote in the Senate.

Taking age discrimination off the menu

Taking age discrimination off the menu

A court case in Boston ultimately may affect hiring practices at all types of employers across the country.

NIC

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.

Seniors housing M&A activity down from 2015, data show

The number of mergers and acquisitions in seniors housing and care decreased in 2016 compared with 2015, according to data from two sources released Jan. 18.

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Feb. 10

Snow fun

Princeton, NJ

Residents of Brandywine Living at Princeton in New Jersey ranging in age from 88 to 94 had a little outside fun after a snowstorm blasted the Northeast on Feb. 9.

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