Ask skilled care or senior living operators about their biggest operational challenge, and the answer is almost always the same: keeping the place full. A new investigation of the way many operators deal with prospects shows that there's a lot of room for improvement.
Assisted living communities consistently do not make a good first impression with prospective customers, and they haven't improved this skill set in the last decade, according to data from George Mason University in Virginia.
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Cambridge Realty Capital Companies has arranged a $6.56 million HUD Lean loan to refinance Morris Senior Living, a 76-bed assisted living facility located in Morris, IL.
AdCare Health Systems plans to divest its senior living properties and become a holding company, the firm announced.
Seniors housing stock collectively rose by 0.1% in the second quarter, putting the sector on pace for a 1.5% annual increase, according to new data from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
Family members of a Texas long-term care resident have sued the facility where she lives, claiming they were banned from visiting due to their social media posts, according to a publication covering legal proceedings in the state.
An Alaska man has been charged with murdering a worker at a small assisted living facility in Anchorage, according to local news reports.
Sentara Life Care, the senior services division of Sentara Healthcare, will replace the skilled nursing facility and assisted living village on its 11-acre campus. The Sentara Healthcare board of directors approved $16.9 million for capital funding.
Benchmark's new community has a high-end beach house vibe and eco-friendly features that put it on the cutting edge of senior care
The number of Americans 65 or older residing in a nursing home fell from 1.6 million to 1.3 million during the decade ending in 2010, according to a new federal report.
Integral Senior Living has been selected to manage The Village at Stonebridge in McKinney, TX. The facility will open near the end of August, a spokesperson told McKnight's.
There is no draft in senior living, nor really a need for one. But what if its three most dominant players were to be sized up? How might the scouts rate skilled care, assisted living and home care, respectively? My guess is their reports might look something like this:
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.
The McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards application deadline has been extended to July 30.
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An employee at an Alabama assisted living facility stole about $21,000 by diverting checks from off-the-books residents, authorities charge.
STANLEY Healthcare showcased its Arial® 9 Wireless Emergency Call solution with built-in wander management capability at the Assisted Living Federation of America Exposition last week in Phoenix.
I dealt first with my wife's Alzheimer's as a 24/7 caregiver at home, and now as a part-time caregiver and full-time advocate since her placement in the dementia wing of an assisted living facility in September. One of the many things I have learned through these years is that each new AD decline in behavior and/or skills always leads to a "new normal" period for us.
Reimbursement is shifting to home health, hurting the finances of skilled nursing facilities, a newly released market analysis states.
SafetyCare Technologies has transitioned from independent living into the assisted living market with the acquisition of Avalon Technologies.
An 83-year-old assisted living resident allegedly was assaulted by a security guard at the Florida facility and subsequently died from his injuries, authorities announced Monday.
The third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology awards officially is underway, with submissions now being accepted from the realms of skilled nursing, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities.
The entry period is now open for McKnight's 3rd annual Excellence in Technology program.
A woman visiting her mother at an assisted living facility in Kansas was gunned down in the parking lot Sunday, in what authorities are describing as a hate crime.
Skilled nursing facilities' occupancy rate continued to tick up in the first three months of 2014, while absorption flipped into positive territory for the first time in almost a decade, according to the latest quarterly figures from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General spent $75 million on Medicaid oversight during the last fiscal year, a 4% increase over fiscal 2012, according to a new report.