Clinicians can use a new assessment to determine when an Alzheimer's patient is likely to need nursing home care, according to researchers based at Columbia University Medical Center.
Residents of small assisted living communities are more likely to be younger than 65 and have a developmental disability or mental illness than those in a large community, according to newly published research.
Erickson Living's Charlestown campus in Catonsville, MD, is the nation's largest single-site, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, according to rankings recently compiled by investment bank Ziegler.
About a year from now, the story coming out of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry conference will be around how operators are clutching their pearls about the decline in assisted living occupancy.
Increasing demand for long-term care means that operators can realize solid returns on new construction, but they must gauge the potential for success on a market-by-market basis, according to the leader of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
Elmcroft Senior Living has announced that it will install Cerner Corp.'s CareTracker at its 85 assisted living facilities.
Assisted living continues to boom in the seniors housing market, but caution is needed as more units are slated to open in mid-2014, said experts Thursday at the annual meeting of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
Omnicare, the nation's largest long-term care pharmaceutical services provider, is positioned to be successful as insurance coverage expands under the Affordable Care Act, according to CEO John Workman.
Skilled nursing facilities with a high rate of employee satisfaction also have fewer survey deficiencies and a higher Five-Star quality rating, according to research announced yesterday at the American Health Care Association annual meeting in Phoenix.
With a nod to community history, renovations at the Village at Rockville broadened services and created a more tranquil environment
Current approaches to sexual expression do not fit into the culture change movement toward more person-centered care in nursing facilities and similar settings, according to a recently published report.
It's easier to have empathy for people if you know specific things about them. Long-term care providers know this, and it is behind many valuable programs to learn more about residents' lives. Journalists also know this to be true, as shown by the recent Frontline/ProPublica expose on assisted living.
Emeritus Senior Living is focused on increasing communications to address concerns raised by a critical Frontline documentary that aired last week, according to Granger Cobb, the company's CEO, president and director. "We were disappointed by the report, which focused on very tragic, but rare and isolated incidents, that occurred several years ago at our communities," Cobb said during an earnings call last Thursday.
The cost of a private nursing home room rose an average of more than 3% per year during the past five years, and currently averages annually at more than $94,000, according to a new survey.
Incidents of resident harm are "rare and isolated" in assisted living communities, and providers work closely with regulators and support transparency, the leader of the Assisted Living Federation of America said in response to a critical Frontline report.
Loose regulations are endangering the growing number of assisted living residents in the United States, according to a new Frontline documentary that focuses on Emeritus Senior Living facilities. The program airs Tuesday at 10 P.M. EST, and is accompanied by a series of reports published this week on ProPublica.
Now and then, I agree to leave my safe, dark hole under the porch and interact face-to-face with actual residents of actual long-term care communities. I did this yesterday, wandering freely through an independent and assisted living campus seemingly inhabited and staffed by levelheaded people who were very glad to be there.
The deadline for entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards has been extended to July 31. The awards are open at no cost to skilled nursing and assisted living operators, and CCRCs. Winners will receive acknowledgement in the print and digital editions of McKnight's.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments until Aug. 5 on a petition calling for a total ban on adult portable bed rails. The commission merged two petitions from a vast array of consumer interest groups before publishing notice in the Federal Register in early June.
A superior court judge has upheld a $23 million verdict against Emeritus Senior Living and ordered the company to pay an additional $4.3 million in fees and costs to the plaintiffs' lawyers, citing evidence that a former resident received abysmal care.
Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.
Emeritus Senior Living has engaged high-profile attorneys in its bid to overturn the verdict handed down by a jury in March, under which Emeritus would have to pay nearly $23 million in punitive damages related to the death of a resident who had pressure wounds.
The "For Sale" sign outside my grandmother's house caught me by surprise last Saturday.
The Assisted Living Federation of America will hold its annual conference and expo Monday through Thursday in Charlotte, NC, with a special speaker on Wednesday. Laura Bush, wife of former President George W. Bush, will address attendees at the ALFA Hero Awards Luncheon. More than 2,000 senior living executives from around the world will be in attendance for idea development, problem solving, networking and intense educational opportunities at the conference.
Applications are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program.
The cost of long-term care continues to rise, according to the 10th annual Cost of Care Survey from insurance company Genworth. The median annual cost of a private nursing home room reached $83,950 this year, up 3.6% from 2012, the report showed.
The estate of a woman who died in an Emeritus Corp. assisted living facility may pursue wrongful death and medical malpractice claims without providing expert testimony, U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster has ruled.
On a macro level, expanding Medicaid reimbursement for assisted living will result in higher demand across the board. Serving Medicaid residents is not for every assisted living provider, but may be very beneficial to some.
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage recently originated a total of $16.4 million for seniors housing properties in Ohio and Nebraska.
The National Center for Assisted Living opens its annual spring conference Tuesday at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL. An "intense, in-depth learning experience" that will focus on "the customer experience," according to organizers, the two-day conference promises to teach processes that will "improve your reputation, and increase revenues."