April 01, 2015 - McKnight's Senior Living

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A hospitality twist

A hospitality twist

A lot went smoothly for the development of the Life Care Center of Ooltewah: Architect Bob Franklin had worked on eight skilled nursing facilities for the nursing home chain since 2008, and the design philosophy was well established.

Tech tools are playing a role in virtually every aspect of running a senior living organization.

There’s an app for that

Once seen as a luxury, tech tools are increasingly viewed as an essential part of running an up-to-date senior living organization. Few operational areas are not affected by new breakthroughs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration reclassified hydrocodone combination products in the fall.

Serious side effects

New pain medication rules went into effect in October, forcing long-term care providers to figure out how to ensure residents receive what they need, and in comforting, timely ways.

Seniors housing properties are riding a financial rush that brings caution.

Capital gives sector a lift

Investors and lenders are lining up to find seniors housing projects to fund, but while this might seem like positive news, capital suppliers express concern about how to keep a lid on the potential tempest.

‘Super Agers’ may offer new insights

Often referred to as “Super Agers,” sharp-thinking seniors close to either side of 100 have brains that could yield changes in memory care and treatment for diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to new research.

Providers see tech tools as a way to provide more efficient care.

Leaders pushing for greater tech role

Members of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) recently joined federal agency leaders and industry experts to push for the adoption of health information technology by senior living operators.

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