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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Next Brookdale CEO talks turnaround after company rejects takeover bid

Next Brookdale CEO talks turnaround after company rejects takeover bid

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As Lucinda "Cindy" Baier prepares to lead Brookdale Senior Living, the company's short-term turnaround plans include selling 30 communities, cutting $25 million in general and administrative expenses, increasing automation and the use technology where possible, and moving more decisions to the community level when deemed appropriate. She spoke with McKnight's Senior Living on Thursday.

Investors prefer communities that offer both independent and assisted living, survey finds

Investors prefer communities that offer both independent and assisted living, survey finds

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Senior housing investors are shifting to prefer communities that offer both independent living and assisted living (with or without memory care) on one campus, according to newly released results of a survey by professional services firm JLL.

Record-setting elder fraud sweep nets defendants who stole more than $500 million

Record-setting elder fraud sweep nets defendants who stole more than $500 million

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Charges against more than 250 defendants who allegedly stole more than $500 million from more than a million Americans were announced Thursday in an effort that the Justice Department described as "the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history."

Andy Smith out as Brookdale CEO as strategic review process concludes

Andy Smith out as Brookdale CEO as strategic review process concludes

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Andy Smith is being replaced as president and CEO at Brookdale Senior Living, and Daniel Decker will be leaving his position as executive chairman, the company announced this morning in advance of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call.

Senior living could lead cultural shift related to aging, report author says

Senior living could lead cultural shift related to aging, report author says

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The senior living industry, with innovation and imagination, could drive a new era of healthful aging, one of the authors of a new report from the Milken Institute told McKnight's Senior Living. "But things must change," she added.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.