Assisted living providers who serve Medicaid beneficiaries will be the focus of a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General in fiscal year 2020, the office said Thursday.
Average monthly assisted living costs nationwide range from $4,136 for a studio apartment to $5,148 for a two-bedroom unit, but costs vary greatly based on location, according to the results of Lincoln Financial Group’s annual What Care Costs study, released Tuesday.
Assisted living occupancy in the second quarter fell to 85.1%, the lowest point since the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care began collecting data in 2006, the organization said Thursday.
People who live in retirement communities overall are happier and sometimes healthier than older adults who haven’t moved into one, a recent study from ProMatura has found.
Some who work in the aging services field once again are countering claims that federal regulation of assisted living is needed to standardize training and staffing requirements and help ensure quality resident care.
A “historic” group of aging services professionals concluded two days of meetings with university professionals Thursday in Chicago, and the resulting buzz left participants eager for the next steps.
Assisted living residents who receive services from home health agencies are more likely to have cognitive and activity of daily living impairments than people receiving home care in other settings, according to a study recently published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review.
As legislators in her home state of Minnesota passed a landmark bill related to assisted living and memory care, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, seeking to win the Democratic nomination in the race for president, discussed her family’s experience with the settings at a campaign event in New Hampshire.
Senior living organizations, regulators and consumer advocates on Tuesday finalized an agreement about licensing assisted living facilities for the first time in Minnesota, completing a two-year process.
A new study projects that at least 54% of middle-income adults in 2029 won’t be able to afford senior living. But even if people can afford it, will they want it?
Senior living advocates told McKnight’s Senior Living they will continue working with policymakers and others to try to ensure that middle-market adults have housing and care options as they age.
Serving middle-income older adults could be an answer to the occupancy and oversupply challenges facing senior living operators and developers, Eclipse Senior Living CEO Kai Hsiao told those attending a Health Affairs event Wednesday.
A landmark study released this week paints a sobering portrait of senior living affordability for many older Americans. It also should send this strong message to many operators: Change or else.
Fifty-four percent of the 14.4 million middle-income older adults in 2029 in the United States will lack the financial resources to pay for senior housing and care, and a combination of public and private efforts will be needed to address the looming crisis, projects a study funded by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care and published online today by Health Affairs. Two people associated with the research shared insights with McKnight’s Senior Living.
Modest rate increases necessitated by imbalances in supply and demand offer senior living operators in some U.S. markets a marketing opportunity if they’re willing to change their thinking, according to executives with Seattle-based A Place for Mom. The senior living referral service has released its latest National Senior Living Cost Index.
Staffing and Medicaid reimbursement were two pressing issues for operators that emerged from a recent survey commissioned by the Florida Assisted Living Association, the organization’s CEO, Shaddrick A. Haston, Esq., told McKnight’s Senior Living.
The occupancy rate for senior housing across the United States in the first quarter of 2019 increased 0.1 percentage point from the previous quarter, to 88.1%, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
The Government Accountability Office on Monday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address a recommendation made in its January 2018 report on assisted living and said it would be monitoring CMS to see what actions it takes.
It’s no secret that more assisted living communities are competing with skilled care operators for high-need residents. But a recent piece in the New York Times is sure to raise troubling questions about this emerging strategy.
Bathing is the most common activity of daily living with which residents of assisted living or similar residential communities need help, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The report sheds light on the characteristics of the 28,900 residents in such communities who were provided long-term care services as of 2016.