Assisted Living

Assisted living and nursing facilities sue government over Medicaid reimbursement cuts

Assisted living and nursing facilities sue government over Medicaid reimbursement cuts

The Montana Health Care Association and several assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities that are members sued the state of Montana on Monday afternoon, alleging that the state violated the law when it cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for the providers.

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.

More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says

More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says

Addressing staffing and training issues could help reduce the number of deaths from resident-on-resident incidents involving assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia, says the author of a recently published study on such incidents.

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.

Assisted living, memory care have quickest lease-ups, NIC says

Assisted living, memory care have quickest lease-ups, NIC says

Assisted living and memory care units have higher median occupancy rates than independent living and skilled nursing units both two and four years after opening, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary says

Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary says

Assisted living and post-acute care providers "will play a key role in the healthcare system over the next several decades," HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II said Tuesday. Both industries, however, have "a great deal of room for progress" in four areas, he said.

Operators head to Hill to brief Congress

Operators head to Hill to brief Congress

Quality, regulation and Medicaid will be three of the big themes as assisted living operators gather Monday and Tuesday in the nation's capital to meet with legislators and their staffs as part of this year's American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing.

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.

Assisted living is area of fastest growth for AHCA/NCAL

Assisted living is area of fastest growth for AHCA/NCAL

Assisted living continues to be the fastest-growing segment of membership for the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, NCAL said Thursday in newly issued annual report for 2017.

'Capture the Moment' is theme for National Assisted Living Week

'Capture the Moment' is theme for National Assisted Living Week

"Capture the Moment" will be the theme of this year's National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 9 to 15, the National Center for Assisted Living announced Thursday.

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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.