Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. The awards are open to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. Any technology-related initiative will be considered by the contest's independent judges.
Applications are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program.
If there's one thing long-term care operators contemplating the coming years should know by now, it's this: There are no guarantees. That's worth keeping in mind as various can't-miss strategies that ensure future success are being pitched your way.
Greater numbers of older disabled Americans are choosing assisted living or continuing care retirement communities over nursing homes, but have higher rates of hospitalization, a new report says.
A growing segment of the long-term care field, continuing care retirement communities, has piqued the interest of the federal government.
Most people are familiar with the Greek myth of Icarus, who, enthralled with flying, ventured too close to the sun. It's a homily that helps to explain the fate of many companies, including two in long-term care.
Long-term care residents should reevaluate their Medicare Part D plans for the new year. A plan should correspond to a resident's individual pharmacy-related needs.
The Federal Trade Commission has pushed back the implementation date of the Red Flags Rule until November 1, the agency said Wednesday. The rule establishes guidelines for preventing identity theft and applies to many types of businesses, including nursing homes.
Registered nurses (RNs) working at continuing care retirement communities received a lower-than-expected increase in their hourly rates this year. That is according to the soon-to-be-released CCRC Salary & Benefits report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HHCS).
Operators of senior living communities believe that "smart home" technology and wireless connectivity will help to attract residents within the next five years. Other specialty areas predicted to boom include home health services, wellness programs, providing Web-based education and building smaller and/or "green" facilities, according to a new survey of 107 senior living organization in 13 states.
The third annual online trade show for the long-term care field starts today with a whole range of educational webcasts and virtual vendor booths. It's not too late to register for the two-day event at www.mcknights.com/expo.
It won't be long before residents of Island Nursing and Rehab Center get their hands dirty in their newly planted Garden Of Hope.
Nursing homes and residential care facilities continued to receive the bulk of their funding from Medicaid in 2007, with the entitlement program dishing out $59 billion to them, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.
Erickson Retirement Communities, a major developer of continuing care retirement communities, will eliminate more than 250 full- and part-time positions in reaction to turmoil in the financial markets, the company said Thursday.
How's this for a Christmas bonus? Employees at a Maryland retirement community will collect more than $435,000 today--from their residents.
The controversial $700 billion bailout plan signed by the president last week is likely to have a positive effect on long-term care housing, according to an expert from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
For long-term care workers wondering if their good work is ever noticed, this story's for you.
The amount of financing placed in seniors housing dropped by a precipitous 60% in the first quarter of 2008, according to data released this month from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry. That could lead to an easing up on new development.
A detailed report on the nation's largest not-for-profit senior living facilities will be released next week. It will mark the fifth publication of the AAHSA Ziegler AZ 100 listing.
Half of all seniors cited deteriorating health as the number one reason they would leave their homes, while nearly one in four said they would move due to a desire to live in seniors housing, according to a newly released Special Issue Brief from the American Seniors Housing Association.
A new Senate bill seeks to eliminate providers' ability to bind residents to pre-dispute arbitration agreements.
A long-term care reference tool released Tuesday takes into account new market forces that are shaping the future of long-term care.
For the second year in a row, the average price paid per bed for skilled nursing facilities hit a new record in 2007. The average of $55,200 was 6% higher compared with the year before and 75% more than the notable low of 2003, according to analysis results from research firm Irving Levin Associates.
Loan volume in the seniors housing and care sector rose by $20.5 billion in the third quarter of 2007, according to a recent report by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry. That is a positive sign for the sector as growth has stalled across the housing spectrum.
The nation's top lawmakers are learning more about new monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors during a special briefing and demonstration today.Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus are hosting the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to promote technological advances that can help our nation's aging population.
Tanita's PW-630U wheelchair scale is designed to make it easy for residents to get on the scale and be stable. The durable, portable unit is equipped with wheels, allowing caregivers to bring the scale wherever elderly or wheelchair-bound residents are. Other features include body mass index, an integrated thermal printer, memory, recall and RS-232 output so data can be captured electronically.
Birchwood Laboratories has introduced two new products that provide a sanitary solution for incontinence cleansing and management. B-SURE Perineal Wash and B-SURE Odor Eliminator are products help operators help communities look and smell fresh.
Staying on top of the latest products, services and industry trends can be a time-devouring pursuit. But the job just became less time consuming, thanks to our new Web site. Eldercare pros can find many time-saving options. These include a substantially enhanced Directory that makes it easier to locate needed services, plus videos of important suppliers. The latest job openings are also available, as well as immediate access to our Career Guide. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new site. We think you'll find it's time well spent.
An Ohio CCRC uses rooftop gardens and open green spaces both to be environmentally conscious and to bring a sense of nature to residents.
The top developers of continuing care retirement communities remain extremely bullish on growth prospects, despite the subprime mortgage meltdown that has gripped the U.S. housing market, according to results of a new study.