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Assisted Living

Older adults: Images, reality don’t always match

A new campaign by AARP and Getty Images certainly fits nicely with LeadingAge’s important vision to “permanently change the image of aging in our society,” but it was another organization that came to my mind when I heard about this new effort.


‘Silver wave’ is about more than future residents, reports suggest

Mention the baby boomer-related demographic forces that could be a boon for senior living operators in the coming years, and most minds in the industry turn to prospective residents. Two recent reports, however, suggest that baby boomers of traditional retirement age offer an opportunity of a different sort right now.


ASHA: 6 areas where senior living must improve

The senior living industry must focus on innovation and “much-needed change” if it is to attract more residents and cultivate new revenue streams, according to a new issue brief from the American Seniors Housing Association.

Dementia / Alzheimer's


‘Replace denial with proposal’ on long-term care, House committee told

Congress must “replace denial with a detailed, bipartisan legislative proposal on long-term care” to address the needs of a growing older population facing high costs for healthcare and housing, Robert Blancato, national coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, told the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing Thursday.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Daniel Ruth headshot

Taking aim at the CCRC model

Continuing care retirement communities offer peace of mind that often comes with a six- to seven-figure entrance fee. Leadership at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living chose a different path.





Senior signing contract

New unit demand sets record as latest NIC data suggest construction slowdown

Demand for new senior living (independent and assisted living) units in the third quarter set a record for the highest number in any quarter since the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care began reporting the data in 2006, the organization said Thursday. Also, construction appears to be slowing, and occupancy inched up, NIC said.
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