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'Clandestine' facilities pose risks for residents: study

'Clandestine' facilities pose risks for residents: study

Unlicensed residential care facilities could pose serious risks for older adults, including physical, financial and emotional exploitation, abuse and neglect, according to a newly published study.

Music therapy: Passive better than active for those with dementia, study finds

Music therapy: Passive better than active for those with dementia, study finds

Listening to music appears to be more effective in reducing agitation, behavioral symptoms and anxiety for older adults with dementia than does their singing or playing along with music, according to a new study.

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Reports make the case for HCBS over institutional care

Reports make the case for HCBS over institutional care

Community-based long-term services and supports have the potential to increase Medicaid beneficiary satisfaction and save costs, and they're becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to institutional care, according to reports on the Tuesday agenda of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Door Forum.

IL administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase: survey

IL administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase: survey

Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Editors' Columns

Recognizing senior living tech success

Recognizing senior living tech success

The hard part was implementing technology to improve care and operations. The easy part is entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards to try to get recognized for it. The deadline is this Friday.

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

What do the latest numbers from the Labor Department mean for you as a senior living operator? Perhaps the least painful answer is that this is a time of challenge and opportunity.

Guest Columns

3 ways data could shut down your facility

3 ways data could shut down your facility

Today, it's less of a matter of whether you'll have a data security breach and more of a matter of when. But if you take steps to mitigate the impact of a breach, then you can recover.

Drug abuse in retirement communities is a very real problem

Drug abuse in retirement communities is a very real problem

As aging services providers, it is our duty to help manage and mitigate the health and legal risks associated with resident alcohol and drug use.

Marketplace Columns

The future of senior living activities is virtual reality

The future of senior living activities is virtual reality

Research suggests that virtual reality could help senior living communities improve residents' mental and physical health.

Is it time to call in the branding experts?

Is it time to call in the branding experts?

Changes in the senior living sector are happening fast, and your branding will need to keep pace.

Company News

$25.2M deal adds Koelsch Communities to LTC Properties portfolio of operators

$25.2M deal adds Koelsch Communities to LTC Properties portfolio of operators

LTC Properties will acquire two Texas memory care communities in a $25.2 million sale-leaseback arrangement that adds Koelsch Communities to its portfolio of operators, the real estate investment trust announced Tuesday.

People in the news, July 17

People in the news, July 17

Appointments and promotions at American House Senior Living Communities, Balfour Senior Living, Cadence Senior Living, Commonwealth Senior Living, Christian Care Centers, Diversicare, Epoch Senior Living, Erickson Living, Hebrew SeniorLife, IN2L, Jackson Creek Senior Living, Maplewood Senior Living, Mission Health Communities, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, PGIM Real Estate Finance, Primrose Retirement Communities, Regional Enterprises, Seasons Management and Solutions Advisors Group.

Product News

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

frame, a company offering cloud-based, customizable digital content management and display systems for senior living communities, has announced an advancement for its digital memory boxes.

In Focus

July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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