David Kyllo

Providers celebrating 'The Magic of Music' for National Assisted Living week

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Providers are tuning up to kick off the 20th annual National Assisted Living Week, which runs Sept. 7-13. Assisted living communities across the country will hold parties and events celebrating how "The Magic of Music" enhances the lives of residents, staff and volunteers daily.

NCAL and NJ Hospital Association form patient safety organization for assisted living

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The National Center for Assisted Living and the New Jersey Hospital Association have formed the National Patient Safety Organization for Assisted Living. The organization is the first to electronically collect data on clinical performance from NCAL's participating assisted living members

Assisted living group launches quality improvement initiative

Assisted living group launches quality improvement initiative

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A new quality initiative program unveiled Wednesday targets off-label use of antipsychotics, hospital readmissions and staff turnover in assisted living communities.

More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say

More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say

Increasing funding for watchdog organizations is the most effective way to protect assisted living residents, according to testimony given by operator groups at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing yesterday.

Assisted living sector adds jobs

In the midst of glum employment news, the assisted living sector offers a bright spot: It created 3,900 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Remembering Paul Willging

Remembering Paul Willging

Those of us who were fortunate enough to work alongside Dr. Paul Willging quickly learned of the depth of his commitment to long-term care and to those people who dedicate their lives to providing such care.