Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.
A Michigan operator will pay $400,007 in back wages to employees of two senior living and care communities after automatically deducting time for meal breaks from their recorded work time even when the workers were unable to take those breaks, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.
New York-based institutional real estate investor Access Industries has invested in Vancouver, WA-based JEA Senior Living with plans to acquire and develop additional communities in select U.S. markets, the organizations announced Thursday.
Former Florida assisted living and skilled nursing facility owner Philip Esformes has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a case that the federal government continues to describe as “the largest healthcare fraud scheme charged by the U.S. Justice Department.”
U.S. News & World Report and senior care resource and referral service Caring are collaborating on a directory with data on more than 8,700 assisted living communities, including memory care programs, the companies announced this week.
Oct. 7 is deadline to comment on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft statement on cognitive screening … ‘Revolutionary’ $53 million grant to fund 40 pilots to improve direct Alzheimer’s care … Mediterranean diet linked to lower cognitive decline in U.S. seniors
Recent news is enough to cause any operator, developer or investor to reach for the aspirin. A look at data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, as well as discussions with experts from NIC and elsewhere, however, give hope.
More than 40 residents of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay retirement community in St. Petersburg, FL, attended a recent homebrewing class at the community and helped create a craft beer called Fountain of Youth Brew. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!