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Steve Liesman (left), Gary D. Cohn at NIC 2018

Economist’s solution for Medicare, Medicaid funding woes? Term limits

Imposing term limits on elected officials would help solve funding issues for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, Gary D. Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council in the Trump administration, told those attending Thursday’s opening general session of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Fall Conference.

More OSHA inspections in the works for some

Some community care facilities for the elderly, nursing care facilities and other residential care facilities will see additional inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the agency’s new Site-Specific Targeting 2016 Program.

Latest State News

Richard Moore

Mass-ALFA seeks expansion of Silver Alert program

The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association is advocating expanding the availability of the state’s Silver Alert program to every community that has at least one assisted living residence.

Latest Technology News

New toolkit focuses on falls detection and prevention

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
Hillcrest, Gold award in Quality category in the Senior Living track

Hillcrest, Mercy Ridge named Gold winners in McKnight’s Technology Awards

A Montessori dementia care program and the use of technology to communicate with residents and staff are the Gold winners in the Quality and Training categories, respectively, of the Senior Living track of the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Hillcrest Health Services and Mercy Ridge Retirement Community are the winners in these categories.

Latest Company News

CDAL exam to be offered on demand

Senior living professionals seeking to earn the certified director of assisted living, or CDAL, credential will be able to take the exam on demand effective in January.

People in the news, Oct. 16

Appointments, promotions and other news at Commonwealth Senior Living, Emerald Communities, Fellowship Community, Legacy Village, Presby’s Inspired Life, SAGE, United Methodist Communities, Waltonwood and Watercrest Senior Living Group.

Latest Product News

Eldermark launches contact center and live chat services

Eldermark has launched a new contact center with inbound and outbound call capabilities. The center also supports live chat that integrates with the company’s sales customer relationship management and marketing automation solutions.

Latest In Focus

CNA site

Edgehill, a Stamford, CT, Benchmark Senior Living CCRC, acts as a learning site for technical school students. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!
Audrey and Summit Estates team

Their mission? A mile

A team of six residents from Summit Estates Senior Living, Reno, NV, recently completed a one-mile walk. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Fore! For employees

Commonwealth Senior Living recently raised more than $100,000 to benefit the organization’s employees at the annual Commonwealth Cares Golf Classic. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Going for gold

Southgate at Shrewsbury resident Ed Daly on Monday received the highest civilian award bestowed by the U.S. government in a ceremony Monday at the Shrewsbury, MA, retirement community. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!
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