Memory Care

Five Star takes steps to mitigate effects of memory care occupancy challenges

Five Star takes steps to mitigate effects of memory care occupancy challenges

By

Five Star Senior Living is taking several steps to manage revenue in light of continuing occupancy challenges from new competitors on the private-pay side of its business, especially in memory care, executives said Tuesday on a first quarter earnings call.

Anthem making progress under LTC Properties' watchful eye

Anthem making progress under LTC Properties' watchful eye

By

Anthem Memory Care continues to make progress on community occupancy and leadership stability, LTC Properties' Chairman, President and CEO Wendy Simpson said Thursday during a first-quarter 2018 earnings call

Memory care 'fiercest' area of competition for Five Star, CEO says

Memory care 'fiercest' area of competition for Five Star, CEO says

By

Memory care has been the "fiercest" area of competition in private-pay senior living over the past year, Five Star Senior Living President and CEO Bruce Mackey said Wednesday during a fourth quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call.

55% expect no change in value of seniors housing this year

55% expect no change in value of seniors housing this year

By

Almost 55% of respondents to a survey by professional services firm JLL said they believe that no change will occur in the value of seniors housing over the next year.

New assisted living database designed to enable operators, lenders to compare communities nationwide

New assisted living database designed to enable operators, lenders to compare communities nationwide

By

A new assisted living and memory care quality database by Formation Healthcare Group and Vision LTC has completed beta testing and has been launched publicly to a limited number of organizations, the companies have announced. Attendees of this week's NIC Spring Investment Forum will have the opportunity to view it firsthand.

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

By

Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.

Memory care community sanctioned after resident elopes, freezes to death

Memory care community sanctioned after resident elopes, freezes to death

By

A Wisconsin memory care community has been fined $4,200 and is prohibited from accepting new residents after a resident with dementia wandered outside and froze to death in December.

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

Therapeutic environments that benefit people with dementia embrace meaningful and innovative activities, good communication, skilled problem-solving around behaviors challenging for staff, and excellent staff training. Consider adopting several of these contemporary best practices in your community.

Memory care occupancy increasing

Memory care occupancy increasing

By

Occupancy in memory care increased in the third quarter, somewhat reversing from a downward trend that had begun in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.

Your favorite columns of 2017

By

An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.

High ratings fuel recognition for 1,600 senior living operators

High ratings fuel recognition for 1,600 senior living operators

By

SeniorAdvisor.com announced that more than 1,600 senior living communities have been recognized as among the best in the business.

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

By

This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

By

Billionaire Bill Gates announced he will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The venture capital fund links targets the disease by coordinating public and private-sector efforts.

Why design matters in memory care communities

Why design matters in memory care communities

Here are four areas of community design that can help improve the quality of life for memory care residents.

Anthem making 'good progress' on challenges, LTC CEO says

Anthem making 'good progress' on challenges, LTC CEO says

By

Anthem Memory Care is making "good progress" addressing financial, occupancy and staffing issues previously identified by LTC Properties, the healthcare real estate investment trust's chairman, president and CEO, Wendy Simpson, said Thursday during a third-quarter earnings call.

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

By

Caring.com is releasing its list of reviews-based honorees today, and 267 independent living communities, assisted living communities, memory care communities, care homes or skilled nursing facilities across 40 states made the cut.

2 former caregivers to be sentenced for felonies in resident's hypothermia death

2 former caregivers to be sentenced for felonies in resident's hypothermia death

By

Two former caregivers at a Michigan assisted living and memory care community are scheduled to be sentenced next month after entering pleas to felony charges in a case involving a resident with dementia who froze to death after exiting the building.

A book with a purpose to change the world

A book with a purpose to change the world

Our newly released book, "New Possibilities in Memory Care: The Silverado Story," aims to give hope and strength to families and inspire innovation across our industry.

More news for Wednesday, Oct. 4

CMS withdraws proposal requiring LTC facilities to afford spousal rights to same-sex couples ... White House says deregulation can increase economic growth ... Today at 1 p.m. ET: Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a free CE credit

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

By

Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don't find themselves in the same position.

Strange bedfellows?

Strange bedfellows?

By

Once primarily a skilled-care service, rehab is increasingly entering the senior living domain as communities tout their therapeutic excellence as a marketing and admissions differentiator.

More news for Wednesday, Sept. 20

New task force in Florida seeks assisted living regulation ... Florida senior living groups comment on generator rule ... Missing memory care resident found dead two miles from community ... Brookdale resident sues nearby Red Lobster for 'overserving' her

Pathway to Living imports 'rementia' program

Pathway to Living imports 'rementia' program

By

The operator's soon-to-open assisted living and memory care community in Westmont, IL, will be the first senior living community in the United States to implement a dementia care program from Australia.

More news for Friday, Sept. 15

Senate confirms Pamela Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary ... Pentagon fires chief of Armed Forces Retirement Home agency ... Football games encourage memory care residents to exercise ... Retirement home — for dogs — being rebuilt after Harvey

Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a CE credit Oct. 4

Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a CE credit Oct. 4

Participants in an Oct. 4 McKnight's Senior Living webinar will earn one CE credit while learning about emerging trends in Alzheimer's disease and how one senior living operator is using Montessori principles to increase resident engagement in memory care.

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

With the number of people in whom dementia is diagnosed growing at alarming rates, the need for effective memory care programs is more important than ever. One international program combines dementia care best practices with a Montessori philosophy.

Memory care worker pleads guilty to abuse after co-worker records her interactions with resident

Memory care worker pleads guilty to abuse after co-worker records her interactions with resident

By

A caregiver at a Minnesota assisted living community pleaded guilty to abuse of a vulnerable adult last week after a co-worker recorded her on a cellphone taunting, restraining and swearing at a resident with dementia.

Isakson Living brings new memory care approach to U.S.

Isakson Living brings new memory care approach to U.S.

By

Park Springs Health Services in Stone Mountain, GA, has opened the first Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household Model of Care in the United States.

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

By

An Ohio senior living community is finding that fidget spinners and cubes seem to produce a calming effect in those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Executive's case pending as memory care community cook found guilty of rape

Executive's case pending as memory care community cook found guilty of rape

By

A former memory care community cook whose case was highlighted in a CNN report earlier this year was found guilty Thursday of raping a resident who told authorities that the sex was consensual. A case against an executive at the community, related to her handling of the matter, is pending.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

JOB LISTINGS