Assisted Living Facilities
As national director of property management for Emeritus Senior Living, I am responsible for overseeing more than 505 locations throughout the U.S. While it is a daunting task, I have found ways to streamline some of the activities that are common to all locations that make it easier to support our business.
Bernie Karlov has been chef at Life Care Center of The Willows less than a year, but he's already made the 100-bed nursing home proud. His slow-cooked spare ribs and chuck wagon slow-simmered baked beans wowed at the third annual Taste of Care in June, where The Willows took the competition's highest prize: Top Chef.
Laundry and housekeeping personnel are on the front lines when it comes to safeguarding long-term care residents' health, cleanliness and quality of life.
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.
It's unclear from the surveillance video if the thief, donned in nursing scrubs, an identification badge and what appears to be a large black curly wig, is a man or a woman. But one thing is certain: three assisted living centers in the Atlanta area have reported cases of theft or attempted theft, including stolen credit cards.
New Jersey's state Legislature recently passed a measure that would set up escrow accounts to protect assisted living residents in the event of a facility shutdown. These protections would support residents who have been told that they could not be evicted from their facility once they are eligible for Medicaid.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit again has ruled that California's lawmakers cannot cut reimbursements to the state's Medicaid program solely because it needs to reduce expenditures.