Lois A. Bowers
Community-based long-term services and supports have the potential to increase Medicaid beneficiary satisfaction and save costs, and they're becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to institutional care, according to reports on the Tuesday agenda of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Door Forum.
Unlicensed residential care facilities could pose serious risks for older adults, including physical, financial and emotional exploitation, abuse and neglect, according to a newly published study.
The hard part was implementing technology to improve care and operations. The easy part is entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards to try to get recognized for it. The deadline is this Friday.
Less than two weeks before a special meeting at which shareholders will vote on whether to merge with fellow real estate investment trust Welltower, Quality Care Properties announced that it had reached an agreement to resolve two related class action lawsuits.
Assisted living caregivers arrested after resident with dementia reportedly restrained with duct tapeJuly 15, 2018
Two caregivers at a Florida assisted living community were arrested after one allegedly used duct tape to restrain and silence a resident who has dementia and the other allegedly knew about but did not report the incident.
The McKnight's Senior Living staff has earned three awards in Communications Concepts' 2018 Awards for Publication Excellence competition.
An Arizona sheriff's office is taking time for introspection after a 92-year-old woman reportedly shot and killed her 72-year-old son because he wanted her to move to an assisted living community. The incident is an opportunity for introspection for the senior living industry, too.
Former American Senior Communities Chief Operating Officer Daniel Benson was sentenced Friday to 57 months in federal prison for his role in a $19.4 million fraud, kickback and money-laundering scheme that netted his former boss, CEO James Burkhart, a 9 1/2 year sentence a week earlier.
Fourteen senior living communities are the targets of a federal lawsuit that alleges they discriminated against prospective residents who are deaf, based on undercover interactions with "testers" recruited by a fair housing organization.
Brookdale asks court to reconsider False Claims Act ruling, and two 'friends' file briefs in supportJuly 05, 2018
Brookdale Senior Living is asking the full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a June 11 ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that revived a False Claims Act case against the company that originated in 2012. Two organizations filed "friend-of-the-court" legal briefs supporting that request this week.
A 92-year-old woman in Arizona is accused of murdering her 72-year-old son because he planned to have her move into an assisted living community, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
A potential rival to real estate investment trust Welltower's plans to merge with Quality Care Properties has withdrawn its acquisition proposal and no longer is considering a transaction with the company. QCP made the disclosure Monday in a filing with the SEC in which it also revealed two class action lawsuits related to the proposed Welltower merger.
The category of home health, long-term care and hospice services holds high interest for more than one-third of corporate or private equity executives planning to make an acquisition in the next 12 to 18 months, according to the latest healthcare merger and acquisitions study from business / technology consulting firm West Monroe Partners.
These two tips could help senior living leaders establish positive relationships with employees. In fact, it's good advice for any relationship inside or outside the workplace.
Former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart was sentenced Friday to 9 1/2 years in prison for his role in what U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler described as a "massive fraud, kickback and money-laundering conspiracy" through which the company leader and others funneled almost $19.4 million to themselves to fund luxury purchases.
Registered nurse is the most sought-after worker by employers so far this year, and Brookdale Senior Living tops the list of employers looking for workers in general, according to an employment website analysis.
About one-fourth of assisted living communities use electronic health records, and use is highest among communities located in the Midwest, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The merger of one of the country's largest senior living and care organizations with one of the country's largest healthcare systems will have a "ripple effect" throughout the sector, according to one industry expert.
Brookdale Senior Living and real estate investment trust Welltower announced lease restructuring plans Wednesday that will result in 63 senior living communities transitioning to different operators.
Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision that unions can't collect fees from nonunion employees without their explicit consent is either "a long-awaited victory for worker freedom" or "yet another example of how billionaires rig the system," depending on which group one asks.
A Texas healthcare system has evacuated its senior living and long-term care residents as well as hospital patients after an on-site explosion Tuesday afternoon killed one construction worker and injured 12 other construction workers.
One resident has been arrested and another has been hospitalized, and one firefighter has died and another has been released from the hospital, after an explosion, fire and shooting Monday at a California affordable senior housing community.
A bill to cap punitive damages awarded in lawsuits against assisted living communities, personal care homes and nursing homes was defeated 103-91 Monday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Public health measures related to Alzheimer's got a boost Tuesday from the testimony of actress Marcia Gay Harden at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing focused on what she called "an insidious, cowardly disease."
Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care "is a promising start toward effective solutions," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.
The daughter of a husband and wife who died in the five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends in November filed a civil lawsuit against the West Chester, PA, continuing care retirement community on Tuesday, claiming that her parents might still be alive if the facility's no-smoking policy had been enforced.
Quality Care Properties said Tuesday that its board continues to recommend that stockholders approve the merger agreement with real estate investment trust Welltower that was announced in April, although it also announced that it is investigating an acquisition proposal from a third party that "could reasonably be expected to lead to a 'superior offer' as defined in the merger agreement."
The Montana Health Care Association and several assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities that are members sued the state of Montana on Monday afternoon, alleging that the state violated the law when it cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for the providers.
Quality Care Properties said Tuesday that it is investigating an acquisition proposal that "could reasonably be expected to lead to a 'superior offer' " to the one announced in April with real estate investment trust Welltower.