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Long-term care leaders need self-awareness, partnerships to avoid the 'Founder's Trap,' CEO panel advises

Long-term care leaders need self-awareness, partnerships to avoid the 'Founder's Trap,' CEO panel advises

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Strong leaders must be vigilant or they could stifle a company's innovation and growth, a CEO panel said Monday at the 2014 LINK LTC and Senior Living Conference in Chicago.

Adapted for all

Adapted for all

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Senior living spaces are sprouting up with accommodations for residents with a vast array of physical, developmental and other needs to make them comfortable

The Babysitter Problem

The Babysitter Problem

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It took me decades to unravel, but I think I finally figured out why my parents had nine children.

Profile: Mastering by example

Profile: Mastering by example

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Everything Mary Leary needed to know about tenacity and resilience, she learned at home. Her father lived a full life despite injuries from World War II that left him fully disabled and forced him to relearn how to walk and talk.

MN facility defended rapist on staff, legal documents charge

MN facility defended rapist on staff, legal documents charge

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As part of a generally mishandled response after an aide raped a resident, a director at a Minnesota senior living facility defended the rapist and tarred the victim as a "flirt," according to allegations in court documents obtained by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Blockbuster merger will bring Brookdale, Emeritus together, create largest senior living company

Blockbuster merger will bring Brookdale, Emeritus together, create largest senior living company

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Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living will merge through a $2.8 billion deal, in a move that Brookdale CEO T. Andrew Smith said will be "transformative for the industry." The expanded Brookdale will consist of more than 1,100 communities in 46 states, making it the nation's largest senior living company, executives said.

Brookdale targets new goal: national brand recognition

Brookdale targets new goal: national brand recognition

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Brookdale Senior Living is known as one of the largest U.S. assisted living operators, but the Tennessee-based company has ambitious plans to establish itself as the national leader across the whole continuum of care.

Design Decisions: Cottage industry pioneer

Design Decisions: Cottage industry pioneer

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'Universal' work teams, small-home designs bring Missouri its first taste of an increasingly popular new model of long-term care

HackFest winners build a virtual bridge between senior living communities and homebound elders

HackFest winners build a virtual bridge between senior living communities and homebound elders

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Homebound elderly people might soon have easy virtual access to activities offered by senior living communities, thanks to the winners of the inaugural LeadingAge HackFest.

New senior living leader at Hord Coplan Macht

New senior living leader at Hord Coplan Macht

Glen Tipton, FAIA, has joined the Baltimore-based Hord Coplan Macht firm as a leader in the Senior Living practice

I saw the (nursing home) sign, and it opened up my eyes

I saw the (nursing home) sign, and it opened up my eyes

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When talking to long-term care leaders about new construction or facility renovations, I hear the word "residential" spoken often, and with great excitement and pride. And I've accepted that a less institutional, more homelike building is indeed something to celebrate. But two things — a recent experience and a conversation — have gotten me thinking.

Senior living benchmarks continue to improve, finance expert notes

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An improving economy, an aging nation and enhanced funding sources are fueling growth in the senior living sector, according to a leading industry analyst.

Re-invent communities

Re-invent communities

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Every product or community goes through a life cycle that includes these stages: Development, Growth, Maturity, Saturation and Death. At Maturity, a product/community begins to become irrelevant, outdated and no longer competitive due to changing consumer demands.

Brookdale remains largest senior living operator in the country, ALFA rankings show

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Stability was a theme of 2012, at least among the biggest players in the senior living sector. The Assisted Living Federation of America recently released its annual list of the largest providers by total resident capacity, and the top 12 positions remained the same as in 2011.

Direct Supply introduces three new mattresses

Direct Supply introduces three new mattresses

Direct Supply recently introduced three new mattresses for senior living settings.

A rescue plan that delivers more capital to LTC?

A rescue plan that delivers more capital to LTC?

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When it comes to delivering capital for senior living projects, mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a long but checkered history.

Toyota unveils robot for bedridden residents

Toyota unveils robot for bedridden residents

Toyota recently unveiled a robot intended to help bed-ridden patients function more independently. The Human Support Robot is able to pick up things from shelves or off the floor and bring them to the resident.

Food for thought for inspirational service on emotional day

Food for thought for inspirational service on emotional day

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There's no doubt about it: You have to hand it to the folks at Buckner Westminster Place. They can teach us all how to show gratitude, and be good neighbors.

The things that matter: 5 tips for welcoming prospective residents and families

The things that matter: 5 tips for welcoming prospective residents and families

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To begin with, give potential residents (and their families) the greatest peace of mind about their pending decision by simply telling the truth. Get in your customers' heads and on their level.

Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent 'pension poaching'

Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent 'pension poaching'

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Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.

Ventas to buy real estate interests in 58 Sunrise Senior Living communities

Real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas Inc. on Monday said it is acquiring the real estate interests in 58 private senior living communities from Sunrise Senior Living Inc.

Study: Nursing home residents view facilities differently than five-star system

The Five-Star Quality Rating System devised by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services bears little relation to the actual views of residents, family members and staff at the facilities it ranks, according to a new study.

Erickson emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, completes sale to private firm

The sale of Erickson Retirement Communities LLC, which manages 19 full-service campus-style communities, to Redwood Capital Investments, has been completed, the senior living provider disclosed Monday. The company also has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said.

Emeritus enters into joint venture to buy 134 senior living facilities for more than $1 billion

Senior living and Alzheimer's care provider Emeritus Corp. disclosed Tuesday it has entered into a joint venture agreement to acquire 134 senior living communities. The deal is valued at $1.15 billion.

Report: Evangelical Lutheran still largest not-for-profit senior living provider

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society continues to top the list of the largest not-for-profit senior living sites in the United States. That is according to the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100, a report released by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and Ziegler Senior Living Finance.

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