Accepting Medicaid and being considered a healthcare provider? Senior living will never be the same, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Your favorite columns of 2022
Dec 21, 2022
COVID-19 and its related challenges, as well as regulation and incontinence, drew reader attention in 2022, according to analytics related to website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers...
Arrow Senior Living plans Joint Commission assisted living accreditation for entire portfolio
Oct 27, 2022
Vitalia North Olmsted has become the second stand-alone assisted living community in the United States — and the first in Ohio — to receive accreditation by The Joint Commission. The announcement comes...
Senior living’s challenge of omission and commission
Sep 22, 2022
Long-term care could be made better with funding from Congress. But for now, it appears we’ll have to settle for a congressional commission.
How to improve senior living? Don’t just count the ways
Feb 10, 2022
A new report offers so many specific ways assisted living can be improved. Any single item by itself can help. Collectively, they could significantly change the face of senior living — for the better.
Senior living’s grand illusion needs a reality check
Dec 02, 2021
Senior living suffers from a grand illusion problem. Even in 2021, many of its practitioners insist it is primarily in the hospitality — rather than the healthcare — sector.
Joint Commission awards first assisted living accreditation
Lois A. Bowers
Sep 20, 2021
A nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Chicago on Friday became the first senior living community to achieve The Joint Commission’s assisted living community accreditation.
Senior living’s slide into the welfare class
Sep 03, 2020
The push for support for assisted living from Uncle Sam is intensifying. But as any skilled care operator will remind you, Uncle Sam tends to be a very demanding business partner.
A favor that could change senior living oversight
Apr 09, 2020
Assisted living operators have marketed themselves as “un-nursing homes.” But the field may have just made that position more difficult to defend.
The push for standards: At least we’re making progress
Feb 20, 2020
Ever been to one of those weddings where the parents were a bit less than thrilled? Kind of reminds me of the way a few senior living organizations are now looking at Argentum.