Kevin Kolus

Kevin Kolus wrote for I Advance Senior Care / Long-Term Living when he was an editor. He left the brand in 2012. He is now senior communications manager at Cleveland Clinic.

One-on-one with… Zeke Turner

Zeke Turner is chairman and CEO of Mainstreet Property Group, an investor and developer of senior housing properties that incorporate hospitality designs and concierge care. In an exclusive interview, he discusses his business and his plans for its future expansion. Read More »

Leaders of Tomorrow: James Taylor

Congratulations to the fifth of five Leaders of Tomorrow award winners profiled this week: James Taylor, president, Sodexo Senior Living, Gaithersburg, Md. Read More »

Medicaid on spin cycle

As is the case normally in this space, current events coalesced today with an announcement from industry advocates—this time, the American Health Care Association (AHCA)—asking for reprieve. Read More »

The world’s greatest senior housing dilemma

Yesterday’s article on the most exciting prospect in senior housing had been posted no longer than an hour before I started receiving emails and social media notifications from industry observers with stakes in China. Read More »

Senior living in a sandbox: The China investment

The Chinese government announced a target of adding 3.4 million senior housing beds by 2015, and has been inviting foreign investors and operators into the market to leverage their unparalleled expertise. Why this may be the opportunity of a lifetime for you and your peers to evolve senior living in previously impossible ways. Read More »

Optimizing your Web presence through Google

A Long-Term Living webinar Thursday touched on how senior living communities can boost their presence in Google searches—and therefore attract more leads—by leveraging two powerful offerings from the search engine giant: Google Place pages and Google+. Read More »

Obstacles and solutions in real-world design 2012

Senior living designers must show not only industriousness, but also diplomacy on any given project, as demonstrated by these submitting firms in 2012's Environments for Aging competition. Read More »

CNA uses Facebook to violate resident privacy, dignity

All of the policy in the world likely would not stop someone from going as heinously rogue as this nursing assistant. That type of behavior considers neither rules nor decorum and should be met with zero tolerance on the part of employers. Read More »

Meth lab fire in Ohio nursing home spotlights bizarre tactics of producing drug

National safety and security experts say the lab’s presence in a nursing home is part of a larger trend involving the bizarre lengths meth addicts and dealers are willing to go for their drug. Read More »

When resident aggression turns physical

A recent series of unfortunate headlines, throughout both the United States and abroad, has shown the painful, and even deadly, results of resident aggression manifested into physical form. Read More »

Serving our readers, one update at a time

Things are a bit different around here, and you may not have noticed. Long-Term Living is utilizing some new content delivery methods to bring our readers the freshest content they've ever had. Read More »

Revising the five-star quality rating system: What stays, what goes?

As the fruits of this system are borne each winter to national attention, so too are its faults—to the providers who are affected, and those who remember the recent past. AHCA and LeadingAge offer up areas for improvement. Read More »

Caregiver advocates ramp up equality message on labor law

One of the more exciting aspects of covering an industry so heavily affected by government policy is to observe how provider associations and advocates aggressively lobby for change. But how often do groups actually demand it? Read More »

One-on-one with Thomas B. Gale

Where should for-profit borrowers look for capital in 2012? Is the HUD LEAN logjam breaking apart? Thomas B. Gale, vice president with Lancaster Pollard, touches on capital trends and more in this exclusive interview. Read More »

New e-prescribing tool aimed at skilled nursing, assisted living

The product's parent company says its new e-prescribing application, which is being piloted in five states, “exponentially speeds up” the process of delivering pain meds to residents. Read More »

Salary survey: LTC directors of information technology

In healthcare, there’s an exceedingly large amount of sensitive information to manage, and not everyone has the aptitude to succeed. So it should then come as no surprise that in long-term and post-acute care, providers just can’t afford to pay top IT talent. Read More »

In face of fiscal meltdown, Illinois funds nursing home safety

Gov. Quinn has boosted nursing home funding by millions of dollars to help carry out safety reforms passed in 2010. This is because the state won’t have to touch its own coffers to distribute the cash. Read More »

Inspired by a resident’s determination

I’m going to share with you a brief story about an incredible nursing home resident. You may know her well. Read More »

HIE presents boon to nonprofit

Through Vermont’s Health Information Exchange, this nonprofit senior housing provider can identify demographic factors that may be influencing variable health outcomes between its locations. Read More »

Something weird: Don’t park your facility van on the streets of Santa Monica

Although this seems to be a quirky and light-hearted story, there are business and resident safety consequences associated with Santa Monica’s decision to ticket the Sunrise Senior Living van out of sight. Read More »

A clearer picture of assisted living nationwide

New data on residential care facilities provide baseline estimates for the future. Researchers say this information will come in handy when policymakers and consumer advocates engage in discourse over the industry. Read More »

What’s going on with nursing homes in the news?

The Detroit Free Press ran a provocative overview on the state of Michigan nursing home quality. And the Star Tribune reported on Minnesota granting waivers to former criminals seeking employment in nursing homes. Read More »

Behind the 2012 Life Safety Code

Let it be known that even regulators see the point of a homelike environment. At least the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) understands. Read More »

Over that hill, a nursing home in ruins

On May 22, an EF-5 tornado carved its way through Joplin, Mo., striking the Greenbriar nursing home with a direct hit. Months later, the affected share their stories. Read More »

Recent increase of young nurses may ease fears of future shortage, researchers say

The amount of young people who became registered nurses between 2002 and 2009 has approached numbers not seen since the mid-1980s. Read More »

Future cuts may realistically push SNFs over the edge (and into the red)

Provider groups have been saying this for years: Skilled nursing facilities cannot survive another round of cuts. (Actually, it’s usually stated more Read More »

What to do with sex offenders in long-term care?

One of the first stories I tackled when joining Long-Term Living three years ago was a Q&A interview with patient care advocate Wes Bledsoe, who at Read More »

‘Super committee’ teeters toward stalemate

It’s going to be a long weekend for certain members of Congress. The bi-partisan 12-member “super committee,” tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in Read More »

Adult day centers a new casualty of Medicaid cuts

The warnings have been well reported up to this point. Unfortunately, providers have little say in the matters of Medicaid and the transformations Read More »

CMS admin Berwick stresses provider collaboration at LeadingAge

Donald Berwick wants you to forget about the current strife in Washington and get back to the basics: “better health, better care, lower costs”—the Read More »