Articles

CCRCs: Navigating rough financial waters

October 29, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

So, you built it, and they haven’t come (yet). How will you parlay your CCRC investments? Financial experts and long-term care CEOs provide tips on how to keep your CCRC in the black.

Political involvement: What is acceptable?

October 28, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Senior living communities can participate in politics—with some caveats.

6 scooter dangers and how to address them

October 28, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

As scooters become more common in senior living environments, so do provider concerns related to safety and legal issues. Here are some tips about what you can and cannot do.

3 ways to fight the flu

October 28, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A three-pronged approach can help prevent influenza or reduce its effects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Play to your strengths: Lessons from a CCRC expansion project

October 24, 2014     Kristin Zeit, Editor-in-Chief, Environments for Aging

The master planning process behind the $61 million expansion of Aldersgate in Charlotte, N.C., took an exhaustive look at all options, with many voices, before deciding to “embrace the space.”

Providers must change the language of aging, speakers say

October 23, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Senior living housing and services providers can—and should—direct efforts to alter negative language and perceptions related to age and aging, LeadingAge leaders say.

'Nonprofit difference' in danger, LeadingAge board chair says

October 21, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Nonprofit aging services providers must find new and innovative ways to support one another to ensure survival, LeadingAge Board Chair David Gehm told members at the organization's annual meeting.

LeadingAge HackFest names winners

October 20, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

This year's LeadingAge HackFest attracted interest from Australia and resulted in several projects to benefit older adults and those who care for them.

How to integrate primary care as a service line in CCRCs

October 20, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The next hot service line for continuing care retirement communities could be one that has traditionally been outside the long-term care settings—primary care.

Medicare challenge: When will Congress be up to the task?

October 17, 2014     Bob Gatty

Will members of Congress ever be able to cross the political divide and come up with a workable solution to Medicare funding?

LeadingAge HackFest invites participants to 'Engage With Age'

October 16, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The event challenges teams of students and professionals to create a technology-driven tool to improve the lives of older adults and their families.

Tackling two nursing home infection risks

October 13, 2014     Tobi Schwartz-Cassell

Clinical experts discuss how diligent attention to incontinence and wound care can prevent infections.

Extendicare to pay $38M to settle care, billing allegations

October 11, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In “the largest failure-of-care settlement with a chain-wide skilled nursing facility" in U.S. Department of Justice history, Extendicare and a subsidiary will pay $38 million to resolve allegations of substandard care and inappropriate billing.

Stemming the threat of MDROs

October 10, 2014     Tobi Schwartz-Cassell

Fighting resistant organisms takes strong tactics because of years of antibiotic abuse. Prevention protocols, adequate staffing and awareness are key to avoiding the creation of bigger, badder bugs.

Seniors housing demand up, construction down, NIC MAP says

October 10, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

”Stronger job growth, growing consumer confidence and the broad recovery in the stock market are contributing to the gains seen in occupancy and rent growth in seniors housing in the third quarter," according to the latest NIC MAP data.

CCRC's intergenerational program featured on national news

October 10, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

When a CCRC invited college-aged students to live at its community, both students and residents benefited. CBS shared the story.

Differentiate your community through activities

October 9, 2014     Debbie Bouknight, AC-BC, ACC, CDP, and Brenda Scott, AC-BC, ADC

Improved quality of life for residents and increased marketing opportunities for the campus are only a few of the advantages of raising the bar on your activities programming.

 

 

 

Appreciation can lead to great work

October 7, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Employers and employees benefit when managers take the time to recognize the efforts of workers, according to a speaker at the AHCA/NCAL annual meeting.

Parkinson: 'It's time to go on the offensive'

October 6, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Skilled nursing and assisted living providers must set the agenda and offer solutions to the federal government to address the challenges facing them, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson told those attending the opening session of the organization's annual meeting.

One-on-one with…Maureen Hewitt

October 6, 2014     Julie Thompson

Maureen Hewitt, president and CEO of InnovAge, explains why the next big growth in long-term care might be providing healthcare and support services beyond the walls of traditional senior care.

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