Lois Bowers

Lois Bowers
Lois A. Bowers was senior editor of I Advance Senior Care / Long-Term Living from 2013-2015.

The laundry quandary

Clothes that maintain their color, size and shape please residents and their families and also provide visible evidence to prospective residents of the quality of care and services you provide. How do you satisfy staff members and regulators, too? Here are some ideas.

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Senior housing a hot market: Report

Senior living is expected to be the second-most active segment of the multifamily housing area over the next three years, and trends related to older adults will be shaping real estate efforts for years to come, according to a new report.

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Will seniors be able to afford your community?

About half of households that have members aged 55 or more years have no retirement savings, and many of those households have few other resources to fund their post-work years, according to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office.

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Groups commit to responsible antibiotic use

More than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders have committed to the responsible use of antibiotics in conjunction with the June 2 White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship.

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GAO suggests ways to fight Medicaid fraud, improve Medicare audits

CMS plans to issue guidance for screening deceased Medicaid beneficiaries, provide more-complete data for screening Medicaid providers and consider whether the performance of Medicare administrative contractors can be improved.

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3 priorities for nurse leaders

Those attending the Nurse Leadership Summit hosted by the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination identified top challenges facing directors of nursing in long-term care.

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Residents face off in chocolate-themed competition

Residents and chefs faced off against one another in an “Iron Chef-style” challenge May 19. Each team had 60 minutes to prepare for judges an appetizer, main entrée and dessert containing a secret ingredient.

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Prudential acquires assisted living, memory care portfolio in $110M transaction

Prudential Real Estate Investors has acquired three assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee and Connecticut for $110 million. It’s the first investment made through its Senior Housing Partners V fund, according to the company.

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How to prevent MRSA transmission between nursing home residents, workers

New research reveals the most important times that nursing home workers should wear gloves and gowns to prevent the transmission of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from one resident to another.

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White House Conference on Aging announces date for national event

July 13 will be the date for the White House Conference on Aging national event, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today.

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