The path to retirement and beyond comes with a lot of new scenery, from navigating health care needs to deciding where to live. The landscape is changing - in thoughtful and well-planned ways - and community developers and managers have taken notice, often leading the way to help seniors through their decision-making process as they age in place.
The international attention over the incident concerning an independent living facility's refusal to give CPR, as a matter of policy, has inspired a lot of clutching of pearls regarding long-term care's medical ethics. There were a few big facts that got left out of the original reporting.
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards announced the launch of a professional practice analysis. The effort will help NAB better identify domains of practice, tasks performed, and knowledge and skills used by individuals responsible for leadership in organizations that provide long term care supports and services.
Clot-busting devices administered through the artery do not improve victims' chances of living independently after a stroke, according to research published Thursday.
The LeadingAge/Ziegler 100 report reflects an increase in independent and assisted living communities, and a decrease in nursing homes as part of the mix. The average system on the list had 2,008 units in 2011, up from 1,990 units in the previous year.
The Assisted Living Federation of America is welcoming top speakers and educators, vendors and providers from around the country to its annual conference Wednesday through next Friday at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center in Grapevine, TX. The conference's theme, "Community 2012," will be intertwined into many events for the assisted living, independent living and memory care operators in attendance. Top assisted living management strategies and other hot industry topics will be the subject of educational and general sessions.
A collaborative approach in social interactions could be a key to memory retention and independent living later in life, new research reveals.
Occupancy in the assisted living and independent living sectors has leveled off in the past year after steadily declining since the early part of 2007, according to a soon-to-be-released report from the National Investment Centers for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
A new report from independent living consultant Univita Health finds that the national average annual cost for care in a private room at a Medicare-certified nursing home is slightly more than $90,000.
While the economy may be picking up, independent living companies are still feeling the effects of lower occupancy. As a result, many are offering deals to potential residents, according to a news report.
There should be a seamless transition between levels of care in continuing care retirement communities.
Long-term care must have have certified electronic health records to keep pace with the rest of the healthcare industry.
Loan performance and capitalization rates in the senior housing sector are beginning to feel the pinch of the nation's credit crunch, according to a new market analysis released Tuesday by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC).
Seniors who can't sell their homes due to the housing and financial crises are feeling trapped because they cannot afford to move into assisted living or retirement communities, according to a news report.
A Florida law requiring all seniors over 80 to pass a vision test before renewing their driver's license may have lead to a reduction in traffic-related fatalities among that age group. New study results show how.
The average skilled nursing occupancy rate held steady, while rates for assisted living and independent living fell noticeably. That is according to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry's Market Area Profiles (NIC MAP) statistics released Thursday.
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.
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.
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Adult day care is becoming more popular among working professionals whose parents live with them, according to the Wall Street Journal. Demand for the service is growing from anywhere between 5% and 15% every year, the Journal said.