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Long-term care dominates May real estate deals

Long-term care dominates May real estate deals

Senior living and skilled nursing accounted for almost one-third of the healthcare-related real estate deals announced or closed in May, according to a new list compiled for Bloomberg Law.

Assisted living is not 'community-integrated housing,' Justice Department says

Assisted living is not 'community-integrated housing,' Justice Department says

Assisted living communities cannot be considered "community-integrated housing" for purposes of helping Louisiana comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in serving people with serious mental illness, according to an agreement recently signed by the U.S. Justice Department and Louisiana Department of Health.

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Judge rules for Montana providers, but health dept. doesn't take action

Judge rules for Montana providers, but health dept. doesn't take action

Montana health officials on Friday remained unsure what course of action they would take, two days after a judge ordered them to reinstate last year's Medicaid reimbursement rates for assisted living and skilled nursing operators while a lawsuit proceeds.

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

Senior living communities and long-term care facilities employ workers in job categories that are expected to be among the fastest-growing types over the next 10 years, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and workers in those categories earn less than what it takes to be able to comfortably afford one- or two-bedroom housing, according to a new report.

Editors' Columns

Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

You are in a position to not only read some good news, but to make some of your own.

Guest Columns

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Senior living operators are facing historic rates of turnover, decreasing revenues and increasing competition. One way to address these issues is to offer human resources and other programs for workers who are family caregivers.

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

These processes can help potential residents and their families make better-informed decisions about when is the right time for assisted living for themselves or their loved ones.

Marketplace Columns

The future of senior living technology: Choice, control, connection

The future of senior living technology: Choice, control, connection

What if you could boost revenue, worry less about occupancy and retain employees for longer periods of time?

3 blind spots in your senior living business (and how to fix them)

3 blind spots in your senior living business (and how to fix them)

Senior living professionals may have blind spots regarding prospective residents and the sales methods used to familiarize them with communities. Fortunately, ways exist to address them.

Company News

Otterbein unveils new organization-wide brand identity

Otterbein unveils new organization-wide brand identity

Otterbein SeniorLife is the new name of the former Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, based in Lebanon, OH. The change is part of a companywide rebranding effort that also includes a new logo and an updated website.

NIC board adds Brookdale CEO Lucinda 'Cindy' Baier

NIC board adds Brookdale CEO Lucinda 'Cindy' Baier

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care has added Brookdale Senior Living President and CEO Lucinda "Cindy" Baier to its board of directors.

Product News

National HealthCare Corp. selects MatrixCare for enterprise technology solution

National HealthCare Corp. has selected MatrixCare as its enterprise electronic health record platform partner.

In Focus

June 13

Survey says ... game show week is a hit

Rochester, NY 

St. John's Home recently hosted "Game Show Week 2.0" in recognition of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, which is June.