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Assisted Living

Road to assisted living quality: review of staff efforts, metrics

Assisted living is recognized as one of the fastest-growing components of the long-term care industry, with an increasing proportion of residents having diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to presenters at the Gerontological Society of America 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online. Little is known, however, about assisted living quality, due to a lack of measures, they said.



Dementia / Alzheimer's

Business briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 2

PA governor vetoes bill giving senior living and care organizations limited liability protections … Americans’ feelings of financial security remains at pre-pandemic levels: survey … Older adults with dementia often miss bill payments 6 years before diagnosis: study … Nashville, TN, senior living community plans $75M expansion … CareTrust REIT extends $15M mezzanine loan to Next Healthcare for 9-property Virginia SNF acquisition … ESI arranges $9.6M sale of Pennsylvania skilled nursing facility



PACE provider urges Michigan legislature to overturn home-care restrictions

Denver-based InnovAge, the largest Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly provider, is advocating that the Michigan legislature pass a bill that would allow it to petition the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to offer its home care services in the metropolitan Detroit market, according to Crain’s Detroit.

More COVID-19 relief needed before January, provider groups say

While congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victories at the polls, executives of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge are calling for Congress to work in the time before the Jan. 20 inauguration to pass an aid package to help long-term care operators and others battling the coronavirus.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

Flipping mindset to focus on the future will help CCRCs thrive post-pandemic: speakers

One of the biggest outcomes of the pandemic on the life plan / continuing care retirement community sector has been giant leaps made in recognizing the importance of connectivity within the lives of older adults and taking steps to ensure that it continues in spite of not being able to see each other in person, said speakers Wednesday at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience.





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