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Assisted Living

Assisted living supply increases in 3 states, declines in 1: report

Assisted living supply has improved in three states in recent years, as measured by the number of assisted living and residential care units per 1,000 people aged 75 or more years, according to the 2020 Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard, released Thursday by the AARP and the AARP Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation.

Staffing

Some changes will be permanent post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for several changes in the design and operation of senior housing. Many of those changes are likely to be permanent in senior housing in the future.

Marketing

Dealmaker’s Handbook 2020

Download Dealmaker’s Handbook 2020 Digital version of Dealmaker’s Handbook 2020 Inside: Down but not out: The hard-hit sector is looking beyond COVID-19 A new frontier: COVID-19 has thoroughly altered the way providers view their mission and methods Here’s what I’m telling my members. Comments from NIC, AHCA/NCAL, LeadingAge, Argentum, NADONA, NASL, ASHA, and AAPACN Telling…

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Falls may be an Alzheimer’s precursor, study finds

Alzheimer’s brain changes may be the culprit when an older person with no known cognitive decline has a fall, according to a new study. These falls tend to occur about five years before memory loss and confusion arise, the researchers say.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

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HCBS could be solution to ‘catastrophic costs’ of long-term care: report

Focusing more on home- and community-based services such as those provided in some assisted living communities, rather than on institutional care such as that provided in nursing homes, is one way that state and federal policymakers can address the “potentially catastrophic costs” of long-term care, according to a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Older adult students taking notes in classroom

Pandemic upending university-based retirement communities: Barron’s

A growing number of seniors have been opting to live in university-based retirement communities in an effort to age in place along with the cultural offerings and vibrancy often associated with college campuses. But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing these communities to close their doors to visitors and colleges sending students home for virtual learning, many older adults are questioning what the future might look like for them in a college town.

Argentum

NCAL

stacks of white towels

Focus On: Infection control

The new infection control push puts scrutiny on laundries. From cleaning and disinfection practices to space and machines, departments are asked to improve their game.
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People in the news, Oct. 20

Appointments and promotions at AHCA / NCAL, AHEPA, Bane Care Management, Cadence Living, Cypress Cove, Harmony Senior Services, Integral Senior Living, Legend Senior Living, Life Enriching Communities, Nazareth Home, Oakmont Senior Living, Presbyterian Senior Living, RMR Group, Senior Star, Sequoia Living, The Springs Living, United Hebrew of New Rochelle and Welltower.

LeadingAge

Nicole Fallon at 2020 SMASH conference

Creativity, adaptability will usher senior living industry through post-COVID era, expert says

It will take both a close-up look at COVID-19 effects and policies as well as a bigger-picture examination of payment and care delivery policies to get a clear view into what the future of senior living and care may look like in a post-COVID-19 world, according to Nicole Fallon, vice president of healthy policy and integrated services for LeadingAge.

NIC

Senior Living Facility

Nursing home and assisted living move-ins increasing: NIC survey

Assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are reporting an increase in the pace of move-ins over the past 30 days, according to data collected from the most recent Executive Survey conducted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. In fact, results show that move-ins have risen to their highest levels since the survey began in March (43% and 46%, respectively).

Despite record-setting occupancy drop, pandemic could offer ‘silver lining’ for senior living, NIC says

Independent living and assisted living communities saw their largest occupancy drops on record in the third quarter of 2020, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. NIC Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace described the declines as “steep” and “significant” and said they reflected “the apparent impact of the coronavirus.” She noted, however, that the pandemic may contain a “silver lining” for the industry.
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