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New Census Bureau data show steady increase in prospective residents

New Census Bureau data show steady increase in prospective residents

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Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show a steady increase in the number of adults of the age when many start moving into senior living communities.

Industry mourns senior housing and care veteran Tony Mullen, NIC co-founder

Industry mourns senior housing and care veteran Tony Mullen, NIC co-founder

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Senior living industry leaders are remembering Anthony James "Tony" Mullen as a trailblazing, passionate advocate of seniors housing and care as well as a good friend. Mullen died Saturday after having a heart attack. He was 61.

Flu initiative results in 'significant reductions' in illness, deaths, Capital Senior Living says

Flu initiative results in 'significant reductions' in illness, deaths, Capital Senior Living says

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Capital Senior Living's first national public health initiative to better protect residents from the effects of the flu resulted in "significant reductions in infections, hospitalizations and deaths nationwide," CEO Larry Cohen said Tuesday on the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call.

ASHA launches Senior Living Hall of Fame, inducts six

The American Seniors Housing Association launched a new Senior Living Hall of Fame and inducted six industry veterans at its annual meeting.

A different take on intergenerational living

A different take on intergenerational living

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Senior living communities already know that marketing to a prospective resident includes marketing to the older adult's grown children because they are decision-influencers. Perhaps now it's time for communities to regularly market to those adult children as prospective residents themselves.

Lumber, labor continue to affect seniors housing construction: brief

Lumber, labor continue to affect seniors housing construction: brief

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Increased lumber costs and a labor shortage continue to be concerns in seniors housing construction projects across the country, according to a new brief prepared for the American Seniors Housing Association by The Weitz Co.

Schwartz will continue to lead Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board

Schwartz will continue to lead Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board

The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has named its 2018-2019 board officers, and Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., of the National Center for Assisted Living will continue as chairwoman.

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

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The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

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Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

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Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

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A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents' long-term health and wellness, the institute announced Tuesday.

Enlivant cracks top 10 list of largest senior housing owners

Enlivant cracks top 10 list of largest senior housing owners

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Chicago-based Enlivant Senior Living for the first time is ranked among the top 10 largest senior housing owners in the United States on the 2017 ASHA 50 list.

Joint effort aims to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud

Joint effort aims to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud

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Four senior housing and care provider organizations have teamed up with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud and share resources that those leaders, in turn, can pass along to colleagues, residents and families.

Inflation, labor shortage continue to affect senior living construction costs

Inflation, labor shortage continue to affect senior living construction costs

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Inflation, a lack of workers and the price of wood and steel continue to be concerns in seniors housing construction projects across the country, according to a new brief prepared for the American Seniors Housing Association by The Weitz Co.

Labor Department begins rescission of 'persuader rule'

Labor Department begins rescission of 'persuader rule'

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The Trump administration formally has indicated its intent to rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that would have required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.

A future that's built on a solid foundation

A future that's built on a solid foundation

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American Seniors Housing Association President David Schless talks about the progress seniors housing has made — and the road ahead.

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

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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.

Senior living construction costs continue to rise due to labor shortage

Senior living construction costs continue to rise due to labor shortage

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A labor shortage in the construction industry is one of the driving factors behind continued inflation for senior living construction projects in every region of the country, according to a new brief prepared for the American Seniors Housing Association by The Weitz Co.

5 big issues in senior living in 2016

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Looking back on our coverage of the senior living industry and the issues that affected it in 2016, several common themes emerge. Five are detailed in this year-end review.

Capital Senior Living mourns president

Capital Senior Living mourns president

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Keith Johannessen, president, chief operating officer and a board member of Capital Senior Living, died Tuesday after battling cancer, the company announced Wednesday.

First impressions: Little things can mean a lot

First impressions: Little things can mean a lot

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I spent some time at a senior living community at the invitation of the Where You Live Matters campaign and realized that seemingly small things can add up to a memorable first impression for prospective residents. And those same things can factor into the resident and staff experience, too.

Websites tops for reaching senior living prospects: survey

Websites tops for reaching senior living prospects: survey

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Websites are the most effective way for many senior living operators to conduct their marketing, according to industry professionals responding to a new survey.

Judge permanently blocks 'persuader' rule implementation

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A federal judge Wednesday issued a permanent injunction preventing the Labor Department from requiring employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys, as well as information about fees and arrangements.

Canceling overtime changes would benefit employers, real family income, CBO says

Canceling overtime changes would benefit employers, real family income, CBO says

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Canceling changes to overtime regulations that are set to go into effect Dec. 1 would reduce private-sector employers' payrolls and compliance costs and would increase profits, according to an analysis released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. It also would increase real family income.

Senior living prepares for Trump presidency

Senior living prepares for Trump presidency

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Leaders of organizations representing operators and others in senior living say they look forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump and members of his administration to advance causes important to the industry and the people associated with it.

What's needed for the future of senior living

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Eleven people share what they believe is needed for senior living success in the future.

Brookdale tops ASHA 50 lists of biggest seniors housing owners, operators

Brookdale tops ASHA 50 lists of biggest seniors housing owners, operators

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Brookdale once again tops this year's ASHA 50 lists of owners and operators of senior living communities in the United States, released Wednesday. The lists do contain some changes from last year, however.

Agreement provides discount to show films in communities

Organizations representing senior living communities and those who work at them have negotiated a discounted rate on the license required to show DVDs and other programs that are protected under intellectual property rights.

CEAL report latest effort to aid providers in evolving healthcare environment

CEAL report latest effort to aid providers in evolving healthcare environment

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A new report from the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living is designed to help communities improve quality and increase value in the evolving healthcare system. The project falls under one of the four areas of focus that the group recently reaffirmed at a strategic planning meeting, CEAL's executive director tells McKnight's Senior Living.

Seniors housing construction costs escalating: brief

Seniors housing construction costs escalating: brief

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The tight labor market for skilled labor and trades in the construction industry is resulting in higher-than-expected cost escalation for seniors housing projects, according to a new issue brief.

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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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