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Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

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frame, a company offering cloud-based, customizable digital content management and display systems for senior living communities, has announced an advancement for its digital memory boxes.

Dementia care managers in CCRCs see 2.75% bump in pay, survey says

Dementia care managers in CCRCs see 2.75% bump in pay, survey says

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Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Stimulate the senses to engage memory care residents

Stimulate the senses to engage memory care residents

As we continue to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, caregivers and assisted living facilities have been able to create increasingly sophisticated and tailored solutions to help improve the quality of life for residents.

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D.C. bill would bar assisted living communities from accepting new residents with dementia ... Ohio assisted living communities score an average of 85.2 (out of 100) on resident satisfaction survey

Silverado announces $45 million, 5-year expansion plan

Silverado announces $45 million, 5-year expansion plan

Silverado on Wednesday announced plans to fund a five-year effort to develop memory care communities throughout top U.S. metro areas with a $45 million investment commitment from real estate investment management firm Artemis Real Estate Partners.

Assisted living, memory care have quickest lease-ups, NIC says

Assisted living, memory care have quickest lease-ups, NIC says

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Assisted living and memory care units have higher median occupancy rates than independent living and skilled nursing units both two and four years after opening, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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

In Focus

July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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