Real estate investment trust Welltower has enlisted a group of senior living operators, academics, industry representatives and adult children of residents to develop care quality standards for its assisted living and memory care community operators that could be used across the industry.
The fate of minimum wage and sick leave changes passed by the Michigan legislature Dec. 4 is uncertain, as it remains to be seen whether outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will sign them into law, and the changes also may face legal challenges.
The significant shift in demographics, combined with increasing lifespans and an already challenging staffing environment, represents a perfect storm for healthcare organizations in general — and geriatric-specific entities in particular.
A bipartisan bill that would authorize $100 million in funding over five years to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease was passed unanimously by the Senate Health Committee on Thursday.
An Alzheimer’s vaccine that could reduce dementia by half? Researchers at the University of Texas are saying such an outcome just might be possible, in the wake of results from an experimental vaccine.
Bipartisan legislation introduced Friday aims to protect Medicaid payments for home- and community-based services, including those provided in assisted living communities, that otherwise would end Dec. 31 with the expiration of a provision known as Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid payments for assisted living services could be in jeopardy in some states if Congress does not renew a provision in the Affordable Care Act that is set to expire on Dec. 31, according to a new issue brief.
Occupancy in various levels of care or service within continuing care retirement communities generally has been higher than occupancy in freestanding, non-CCRC communities offering those same levels of care or service, according to an analysis by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
The Long Term Care Community Coalition released recommendations for best practices for the assisted living industry on Wednesday, citing an “urgent need” given the findings contained in a February report from the federal Government Accountability Office.
The outcome of the federal midterm elections makes it less likely that Medicaid funding cuts will be on the agenda for the next Congress, organizations representing senior living operators believe. Concerns remain, however.
A report issued Wednesday about housing for older adults in the United States is a “call to action” for policymakers and senior housing and services providers, LeadingAge Vice President of Housing Policy Linda Couch told McKnight’s Senior Living.
The staffing challenges facing senior living communities are not just human resources headaches. They also represent the biggest operational risk in the industry, according to experts participating in a recent panel discussion.