McKnight’s Senior Living Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers picked up two awards Friday at the 41st annual Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony.
Justin Brown, CEO of Choice Capital Partners, the ownership entity for Villagio Senior Living, has been named director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, which has approximately 7,000 employees and oversees older adult-related and other programs.
Brookdale Senior Living President and CEO Lucinda “Cindy” Baier discussed the company’s plans related to Medicare Advantage and serving the middle market, as well as recent successes in recruiting and occupancy, Wednesday.
HCP executives provided an update on the real estate investment trust’s relationships with Brookdale Senior Living, Capital Senior Living and other operators, as well as future plans, Wednesday during a presentation at the REITweek Investor Conference.
Although Welltower has “curated” its seniors housing portfolio to focus on properties in “high barrier-to-entry markets,” the real estate investment trust is aware that middle-income individuals will need more affordable options in the coming years, Chairman and CEO Tom DeRosa said Wednesday.
The percentage includes more than 214,000 workers, said the authors, from Harvard Medical School and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Industry groups representing senior living organizations say they generally support the federal government’s proposed salary threshold of $35,308 under which executive, administrative, professional and certain other employees would be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. They still have concerns, however.
Committee members also heard about how technology, such as virtual reality in assisted living, can help maintain health and quality of life for older adults.
A coalition of 23 states, cities and municipalities filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government for a final rule that allows individual healthcare workers as well as healthcare organizations to decline to provide care that conflicts with their religious and moral beliefs or mission.