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Cause for alarm

October 17, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears wonders about changing policy so the fire alarm isn’t a signal for residents and visitors to panic.

Building for medical care and amenities

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

In the eternal battle to win over move-ins, senior housing relies on design to support both quality medical care and hospitality amenities.

What senior communities need to know about Zika

August 30, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Zika virus is not expected to spread rampantly throughout the United States, but senior living communities in southern states or high-risk areas like Miami can take proactive precautions to reduce risk to residents, staff and visiting families.

Affording the household model

August 24, 2016  |  Ellen Rand

“Household model” senior living environments are attractive to residents for their person-centered care and resident quality of life, but are they financially viable?


Dementia-friendly dining

August 15, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Industry innovators are pushing the meal ticket far beyond fish sticks and apple slices.

AL placement company exands C-suite to match demand

July 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Hand in Hand Elder Care is bringing in back up to help with growing referrals as company expands senior living placement offerings.

Erickson Living hires VP for business strategy and development

July 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Erickson Living, a national developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities, grows its executive team ahead of anticipated facility growth.

CMS gives hospitals extension to meet new fire safety codes

June 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will not begin surveying for compliance with the 2012 fire safety codes until November. The July 5 ruling still applies when considering which code chapters facilities must comply with. 

New Life Safety Code requirements begin July 5

June 16, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Stay compliant with CMS requirements by using the proper editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards.

NorthStar, Colony to merge in $58B REIT

June 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new mega REIT will involve hundreds of healthcare properties.

CCRC expands by demand

May 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Chateau Girardeau is making room for more residents. The continuing care retirement community plans to add eight single-dwelling estate homes to its community, which already has a wait list. 


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