Assisted Living

Assisted living and nursing facilities sue government over Medicaid reimbursement cuts

Assisted living and nursing facilities sue government over Medicaid reimbursement cuts

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.

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

These processes can help potential residents and their families make better-informed decisions about when is the right time for assisted living for themselves or their loved ones.

Staffing

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

Senior living communities and long-term care facilities employ workers in job categories that are expected to be among the fastest-growing types over the next 10 years, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and workers in those categories earn less than what it takes to be able to comfortably afford one- or two-bedroom housing, according to a new report.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

The free event, with its first session at 11 a.m. EDT, features three continuing education sessions as well as a virtual exhibition hall featuring products and services from leading companies serving the senior living profession.

Marketing

Guest Columns Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

These processes can help potential residents and their families make better-informed decisions about when is the right time for assisted living for themselves or their loved ones.

Marketplace Columns 3 blind spots in your senior living business (and how to fix them)

3 blind spots in your senior living business (and how to fix them)

Senior living professionals may have blind spots regarding prospective residents and the sales methods used to familiarize them with communities. Fortunately, ways exist to address them.

Dementia / Alzheimer's

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

The free event, with its first session at 11 a.m. EDT, features three continuing education sessions as well as a virtual exhibition hall featuring products and services from leading companies serving the senior living profession.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow!

The virtual doors to the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo will open at 10:30 EDT tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.

LTSS / HCBS / PACE

AMA supports incentives to expand home- and community-based services

AMA supports incentives to expand home- and community-based services

States should be incentivized to expand the availability of and access to home- and community-based services, the American Medical Association House of Delegates said in a policy it adopted at its recent annual meeting.

Operators head to Hill to brief Congress

Operators head to Hill to brief Congress

Quality, regulation and Medicaid will be three of the big themes as assisted living operators gather Monday and Tuesday in the nation's capital to meet with legislators and their staffs as part of this year's American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing.

CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.

More CCRCs part of larger systems now, Ziegler says

More CCRCs part of larger systems now, Ziegler says

Life plan communities have become more likely to be part of larger systems and slightly less likely to be sponsored by a not-for-profit organization over the past several years, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler.

Argentum / ALFA

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

The labor challenges that senior living operators discuss are part of a larger problem that generally is ignored.

Is your senior living organization ready to crash and burn?

Is your senior living organization ready to crash and burn?

A hope and a prayer is a questionable way to run a senior living organization.

NCAL

Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary says

Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary says

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.

Operators head to Hill to brief Congress

Operators head to Hill to brief Congress

Quality, regulation and Medicaid will be three of the big themes as assisted living operators gather Monday and Tuesday in the nation's capital to meet with legislators and their staffs as part of this year's American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing.

LeadingAge

Older adults have mixed views of telehealth for consultations, chronic care, poll finds

Older adults have mixed views of telehealth for consultations, chronic care, poll finds

More than half of older adults in a recent poll said they would be comfortable using a live video service such as Skype for a medication consultation or for ongoing management of a chronic condition, although they had concerns related to use of the technology.

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

NIC

NIC board adds Brookdale CEO Lucinda 'Cindy' Baier

NIC board adds Brookdale CEO Lucinda 'Cindy' Baier

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care has added Brookdale Senior Living President and CEO Lucinda "Cindy" Baier to its board of directors.

Two paths to higher occupancy, per NIC

Two paths to higher occupancy, per NIC

Two paths can help senior living operators prevent occupancy from dropping any further, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

In Focus

June 13

Survey says ... game show week is a hit

Rochester, NY 

St. John's Home recently hosted "Game Show Week 2.0" in recognition of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, which is June.