Assisted Living

Also in the News for Friday, April 24

Convicted nursing home killer says evidence destroyed .... Rhode Island zeroing in on Medicaid reimbursements ... AHCA lends support for Veterans Access bill ... Assisted living caregiver charged with raping resident

Assisted living assault now ruled homicide

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Police said Monday that the death of a 93-year-old woman in a Winston-Salem, NC, assisted living facility is now being investigated as a homicide.

Ensign acquires three assisted living facilities

The Ensign Group has bought Heritage Assisted living of Boise, Heritage Assisted Living of Twin Falls and Woodstone Assisted Living.

Dove announces plans to build assisted living facility

Dove Healthcare and Affiliates have announced plans to create a 36-bed assisted living facility in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Also in the News for Tuesday, April 21

Maintenance worker accused of stealing $17,000 from assisted living resident ... Medicare beneficiaries should sign end-of-life directives, Jeb Bush says ... Tylenol may hamper emotions, study finds

Peppers cooked in hooch lead to facility fire, evacuation

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There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.

Assisted living residents' nude calendar needs second printing

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Nearly four months into the year, a 2015 calendar sporting nude photographs of the residents of Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living in Akron, OH, are still flying out the door — so much so that a second printing was ordered.

Also in the News for Tuesday, March 31

Bed bugs suspected to be reason behind Virginia assisted living closure ... CNA says she was told to lie about resident fall ... Medicare spent $4.5B on new hepatitis C medications

Granite Investment announces AL buy

Granite Investment Group has acquired a 48-unit assisted living facility in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee, KS.

Also in the News for Friday, March 20

Five days until McKnight's Online Expo ... Senate GOP budget cuts less than House version ... Houston condo owners sue over proposed assisted living development ... New diet may reduce Alzheimer's risk

Gould promoted at East Ridge

Gould promoted at East Ridge

Ken Gould is the new director of community operations for East Ridge at Cutler Bay in Florida.

Pasternak starts at Ambassador

Pasternak starts at Ambassador

Vivian Pasternak is the new Director of Clinical Services for The Ambassador, the new assisted living and memory care community opening in Scarsdale, NY. She will oversee the community's policies and procedures and establish nursing care standards.

Homicide charges follow sudden illness of six assisted living residents

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A 98-year-old woman's death in a south suburban Chicago assisted living facility has been ruled a homicide. She and five others were hospitalized in early February after suffering breathing difficulties. The Cook County Medical Examiner's made the announcement Monday.

TN assisted living community to open in April

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City will welcome its first resident in April, the assisted living and memory care community announced.

2014 senior housing prices hit record highs

2014 senior housing prices hit record highs

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Average per-unit prices in the assisted living market soared 25% in 2014 in the midst of a record-setting favorable combination of vigorous investment activity, abundant capital and low interest rates, a leading market intelligence firm announced Monday.

Also in the News for Thursday, March 5

Adults only get the flu twice a decade, research indicates ... Murder-suicide alleged in Dallas assisted living facility ... Too much testosterone is being prescribed for older men, researchers say

GAO has good points in how, why antipsychotics are given

GAO has good points in how, why antipsychotics are given

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The government recognizes the progress made in nursing homes with reduction of antipsychotics for residents with dementia, but also notes many who live in assisted living are receiving the drugs. It's part of a continuing narrative where the government is not super interested in paying for inappropriate medications that can harm seniors.

Assisted living residents with dementia receiving too many antipsychotics, GAO says

Assisted living residents with dementia receiving too many antipsychotics, GAO says

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Government investigators are calling for greater scrutiny of antipsychotics use among dementia patients in post-acute settings beyond nursing homes.

New report highlights handrails, grab bars for seniors

Handrails or grab bars are the most common modification made for seniors, closely followed by rugs to prevent tripping, according to a new analysis. Fewer are saying they are installing sensors.

Safer cooking options for seniors in assisted living

Safer cooking options for seniors in assisted living

Induction cooktops, which operate with a different technology than either gas or electric stoves, offer features that make them safer and easier for seniors to use.

California mulls assisted living cameras

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California may allow some form of videotaping in assisted living facilities, following mounting pressures from concerned families and positive outcomes from an Orange County facility that installed the devices years ago.

Also in the news for Tuesday, February 3

Estate of AL resident sues over motorized scooter collision ... Three-part series investigates history of Lemington Home for the Aged ... Common antibiotics given with diuretic double sudden death risk in older patients

Flynn to oversee community relations in MA

Flynn to oversee community relations in MA

Carey Flynn was named the new director of community relations for All American Assisted Living's community in Raynham, MA in January.

How to evaluate memory care opportunities

How to evaluate memory care opportunities

Gut-checks allow a verification of the results through deeper dives into the facts. Partnerships set communities up for success by matching the community to the market's needs.

PointClickCare employees earn CEAL designation

A dozen employees at PointClickCare have earned the Certification for Assisted Living Administrators (CEAL) designation. CEAL is a national certification program designed to enhance the capabilities of assisted living administrators.

3 ways facility-based provider organizations can innovate

3 ways facility-based provider organizations can innovate

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Current modes of long-term care service delivery, such as assisted living, nursing home and private duty home care providers, will lose unless they begin to innovate a patient-centered, setting-agnostic platform that meets a much broader array of family needs.

Evaluating AL versus personal care homes in PA

Evaluating AL versus personal care homes in PA

The introduction of Assisted Living Residences in PA as a cheaper alternative to nursing homes that will allow seniors to delay or avoid a move to nursing facility in essence is great. However, the reality is a little less prosperous, at least presently.

You call this a plan to reduce nursing homes?

You call this a plan to reduce nursing homes?

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It appears that a federal effort to downsize nursing homes might end up doing just the opposite.

Skilled nursing dealmaking continues to be strong, average price per unit hits $78,000

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The trend of strong merger and acquisition activity in the senior housing market has not abated, with the average price per skilled nursing unit up 7% from a year ago. This is according to the latest quarterly figures from business intelligence firm Irving Levin Associates Inc.

CA facilities slapped with $3 million in labor violations fines, workers slept on sofa in garage

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Four assisted living facilities in the San Francisco Bay area are facing a total of $3 million in fines for how they allegedly treated and paid workers, California authorities announced Thursday.

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