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 and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.
Reported illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths of residents sickened in an infectious disease outbreak at a Virginia retirement community have inched upward since June 30, and now another, unrelated senior living community nearby also is reporting an outbreak.
Several bills under consideration in Congress aim to protect older adults and others from robocalls, the second-most reported complaint to the Senate Special Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline last year, committee members said Wednesday during a hearing on the topic.
Activist shareholder Land & Buildings on Tuesday repeated the recommendation that Brookdale Senior Living sell assets or separate its real estate and its management company into two separate companies “to maximize the value of the company’s real estate.”
An artificial intelligence-enabled camera system helped senior living communities reduce visits from emergency medical teams by 75% and visits to emergency departments by 80% by detecting falls among residents living with dementia, according to the results of a pilot study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.
Kentucky put at risk the health and safety of some older and disabled adults receiving home- and community-based services through section 1915(c) Medicaid waivers because its annual inspections were “insufficient,” according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Human and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
A majority of senior living and care organizations have residents serving on their corporate or community advisory boards, according to chief financial officers responding to a newly released survey by specialty investment bank Ziegler.
A Florida guardian responsible for an assisted living resident who died after she allegedly defied his wishes by filing and refusing to remove a do-not-resuscitate order has had advance directives in 98 cases revoked by a judge, according to media reports.
Senior living and care employees using the OnShift Wallet app are on track this year to collectively access more than $30 million of their earned income in advance of being paid, the Cleveland-based cloud-based human capital management software company estimated Monday.
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