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.
Older adults' first choice for living arrangements as they age is to remain completely independent at home, according to a new poll. But moving to an assisted living community was a "close second," by far topping home health or nursing home care.
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.
More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher saysJune 10, 2018
Addressing staffing and training issues could help reduce the number of deaths from resident-on-resident incidents involving assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia, says the author of a recently published study on such incidents.
Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary saysJune 05, 2018
Assisted living and post-acute care providers "will play a key role in the healthcare system over the next several decades," HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II said Tuesday. Both industries, however, have "a great deal of room for progress" in four areas, he said.
Although the off-label use of antipsychotic medications has decreased in nursing home residents who have dementia, it has increased in those with dementia who live in assisted living communities or at home, according to an analysis of insurance claims data released today by the AARP Public Policy Institute.
The finding dispels myths that such insurance is used only for nursing home care, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.
A Friday meeting with officials from the Office of Management and Budget left AHCA / NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson "optimistic" that assisted living and skilled nursing operators will be able to see tax savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, he said.
Nursing homes are the proverbial canary in the coal mine. They are chirping, but are you listening?
Weaker performance in skilled nursing operations at Five Star Senior Living CCRCs "heavily influenced" a decline in rent coverage in a Senior Housing Properties Trust portfolio, said the REIT's president and CEO, David Hegarty. Five Star is addressing the challenges in two ways, he added.
Families perceive hospice care in assisted living as being better than hospice care in a nursing home, according to new research.
If you can deliver post-acute care at a lower cost than the skilled care joint down the street, you just might find yourself swimming in a very nice new revenue stream.
Enrollment shifts from private health insurance to Medicare as baby boomers continue to age into the program will help drive average annual growth of 5.5% in national health spending and enrollment from 2017 to 2026, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Projections include spending related to nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.
Omega Healthcare Investors counts among its strengths one of its senior living partners, CEO Taylor Pickett told those participating in an earnings call on Wednesday. But the REIT's portfolio continues to be dominated by skilled nursing.
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.
Assisted living communities pay staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
The man behind a proposal that would add a "Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Residents' Bill of Rights" to the Florida constitution says it is an effort to "establish a situation where the rights of residents of long-term care facilities are at least on par with the rights of everyone else." At least one organization representing care and service providers, however, describes the proposal as "nothing more than an avaricious ploy by trial lawyers to profit from increased lawsuits."
It's starting to look like assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities simply may become spokes connected to a hub controlled by somebody else.
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.
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High-quality nursing homes and a healthy senior citizen population put Colorado on top of U.S. News & World Report's "Best States for Aging" ranking, the magazine said. Alaska came in last on the list. See where your state ranked.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 20, the date of the fifth McKnight's Fall Online Expo, where participants can earn up to three CE credits.
Sabra Health Care REIT will continue efforts to diversify its asset base now that its merger with skilled nursing-focused Care Capital Properties has been approved by the boards of both companies, the real estate investment trust's CEO and chairman, Richard Matros, told McKnight's Senior Living on Wednesday.
Back-to-back earnings calls Friday morning suggested a healthy future for senior living operators, as two large public healthcare real estate investment trusts relayed the growing place that senior living has in their portfolios.
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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is seeking details of a Florida memory care community's human resources and social media policies after a worker there allegedly secretly recorded two residents having consensual sexual relations in a private room and then posted the video to Snapchat.
The senior living industry has been among the top industries for post-recession job creation, and employment in the industry continues to increase, although the overall rate of growth is slowing, according to a new report from Argentum.
Assisted living operators can unintentionally invite lawsuits when they deliver care that goes beyond what a state will allow, warns Nancy Reynolds, an attorney with LeClairRyan.
Independent living offers the biggest opportunity for investment in seniors housing, according to the latest CBRE Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, released Tuesday.
A new survey of visitors to senior care-related websites reveals where older adults are living and, when they are residing in senior living communities, where they moved from. Survey results also detail the experiences of family caregivers.