Lois A. Bowers

Senior Editor

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

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New perks that really do work

New perks that really do work

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It's no secret that recruiting and retaining employees is the biggest challenge facing senior living and long-term care operators. Sometimes it takes some creativity to stand out to current and prospective workers.

New Census Bureau data show steady increase in prospective residents

New Census Bureau data show steady increase in prospective residents

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Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show a steady increase in the number of adults of the age when many start moving into senior living communities.

Assisted living connections highlighted in Senate hearing on guardians

Assisted living connections highlighted in Senate hearing on guardians

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Cases of financial exploitation of older adults by their legal guardians, including cases indirectly involving assisted living communities, "highlight shocking breaches of trust by people who obtained positions of power or influence over vulnerable seniors," Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday at a hearing on the topic.

Assisted living facilities sued for discriminating against people who use wheelchairs

Assisted living facilities sued for discriminating against people who use wheelchairs

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A group of related assisted living communities in New York City as well as the state's governor, health commissioner and Department of Health are defendants in a lawsuit alleging they discriminate against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs.

CMS revises guidance on penalty period start date for HCBS waiver participants

CMS revises guidance on penalty period start date for HCBS waiver participants

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CMS has issued revised guidance related to the penalty start date for asset transfers of Medicaid beneficiaries applying to receive home- and community-based services delivered through 1915(c) waivers, which includes some HCBS offered in assisted living communities.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.