Assisted Living

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Advancements in lighting are among the most recent and most promising innovations to assure a better quality of life in assisted living and nursing facilities for seniors.

Assisted living resident kicked out after hiring prostitutes with liquor-sale proceeds

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An assisted living facility was willing to look the other way whenever one of its residents would return from a "booze run" to pander liquor to other residents, but not when its staff discovered a prostitute under the man's bed, authorities said.

NCAL extends assisted living quality campaign through 2018

NCAL extends assisted living quality campaign through 2018

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Assisted living quality initiatives will focus on increasing satisfaction while reducing turnover, re-admissions and antipsychotics use, the National Center for Assisted Living announced on Tuesday.

AOD Software announces enhancements to Answers

AOD Software said it had enhanced the Answers cloud-based assisted living solution.

Couple to plead in Presbyterian Manors $1.5 million mail fraud case

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A former Kansas couple facing up to 20 years in federal prison and $1 million in fines are expected to plead guilty to at least some of the charges alleging they submitted fraudulent invoices to his former employer, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

Credentialing, standards to be new assisted living focus, ALFA exec says

Credentialing, standards to be new assisted living focus, ALFA exec says

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The Assisted Living Federation of America has unveiled plans to implement credentialing and new standards, as well as a six-month "listening tour" nationwide, as part of its Senior Living 2025 campaign.

Minnix: We have outdated beliefs about aging

Minnix: We have outdated beliefs about aging

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The focus of aging services over the next decade should be redefining age, improving practices, innovating solutions and transforming policy, the leader of a top senior care association declared Wednesday.

Assisted living aide will spend year in prison after resident theft

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An assisted living aide said the looming threat of becoming homeless was what prompted her to steal a resident's wallet and checkbook before eventually being arrested for forging $10,000 in checks.

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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.

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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

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Granite Investment announces AL buy

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

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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.

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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

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