Warmer temperatures—outside and in

Bring a sweater. It's difficult to maintain an air temperature that satisfies all residents in a congregate living setting. Some residents may be too warm and others may be too cold when the air conditioning kicks on. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

Enjoy warm temperatures with an eye toward safety

Be “heatbusters” for your residents, visitors and staff by taking a few precautions and keeping a watchful eye for signs of heat-related health effects. Read More »

An interview with ALFA’s James Balda

In an exclusive interview, the president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America sits down with Long-Term Living to discuss the present and future of the organization and of assisted living in general. Read More »

ALFA recognizes five with Hero Awards

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recognized five assisted living community staff members who help improve the lives of residents in big and little ways. The awards were just some of the ones given during ALFA’s annual meeting. Read More »

Experts see two futures for assisted living

Assisted living may be divided into two types of providers in the future, according to two speakers at the annual meeting of the Assisted Living Federation of America. Read More »

ALFA launches Senior Living 2025 initiative

The Assisted Living Federation of America has launched a new initiative, Senior Living 2025: A Roadmap, to establish a united voice around four major issues facing the industry. Read More »

Long-Term Living’s annual editorial reader survey is here

New questions, a shorter format and a prize drawing at the end—Tell our editors all about your communities in our editorial reader survey. Your responses help us understand the clinical and business factors affecting senior care today and what the next trends will be. Read More »

NorthStar REIT plans $640M CCRC acquisition

The NorthStar family of real estate companies continues its buying spree in a deal to add 15 CCRCs across 11 states to its portfolio. Read More »

Sudden power outage

Losing electricity is an inconvenience for most people, but for individuals with special needs or compromised health a power outage can be very stressful and potentially dangerous. Read More »

Study links lung health, indoor air quality

The quality of indoor air in nursing homes seriously affects the lung health of elderly residents, according to the findings of a recent study. Read More »

Spring into safety

Maintenance and housekeeping staff are the first line of defense in keeping residents and staff safe, healthy and secure in a long-term care environment. Read More »

Relocated during cleaning

While some residents balk at vacating their rooms for scheduled cleaning and maintenance, they are happy settling back down in a refreshed, relaxing environment. Read More »

The security vulnerability assessment

Your first step in creating a secure facility is to engage a healthcare security professional to take a hard look at your long-term care operation to offer recommendations and solutions to security issues. Read More »

Brookdale, Sandell at odds over portfolio, board

Brookdale Senior Living shareholder Sandell Asset Management is requesting that the company’s board alter its real estate portfolio and board, and Brookdale has issued a response. Read More »

Residents moved from nursing home to ensure safety

Evacuation from a skilled nursing facility wasn’t because of a tornado, a fire or flood. Because of a concern for resident safety, a New York nursing home put its evacuation plan into action. Read More »

Top 10 bed bug cities in America

Don’t pick up hitchhikers, especially those that are difficult to see. Bed bugs like to travel. New data from Orkin names the leading destinations on a bed bug’s itinerary. Read More »

Technology can improve housekeeping practices

With the exponential realities of airborne and contact illnesses in long-term care settings, exacerbated by ever-worsening drug resistance to them, industry is devising innovative technology to combat pervasive bugs. Read More »

4 ways to manage slip-and-fall safety

Winter elements can cause safety issues. These steps can help reduce slips and falls and prevent legal issues. Read More »

Top 10 articles of 2014

Quality improvement, staffing, regulatory and operational design issues were among the hot topics for the brand’s readers, website visitors and social media friends and followers in 2014. Read More »

Ohio CCRC takes $23.3M in bonds

Friendship Village of Dublin will use the funds to continue to pursue various projects included in its master plan over the next five years, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler, which closed on the issue. Read More »

2015 Business Outlook: Service reach

In the second installment of our multi-part series examining challenges facing providers, Long-Term Living takes a look at how those in senior housing and services are adapting their offerings in response to the desire of older adults to “age in place,” wherever they are. Read More »

CMS announces DMEPOS bidding timeline

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the bidding timeline for Round 2 Recompete and the national mail-order recompete of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program. Read More »

Play to your strengths: Lessons from a CCRC expansion project

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.” Read More »

Rat problem lands nursing home on watch list

While it’s challenging to maintain a completely pest-free facility, vigilance and professional attention are necessary to prevent infestations and provide a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff. Read More »

5 environmental tips to surviving allergy season in LTC

For many people, autumn is their favorite time of year. The air is crisp, the foliage is brilliant and warm days still pop up occasionally, drawing residents outdoors. It is also the season when pollens, molds and other allergens contaminate the air and trigger allergic reactions. Read More »

Seniors housing demand up, construction down, NIC MAP says

”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. Read More »

Kindred, Gentiva to merge

Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services will merge in a $1.8 billion transaction that will create the fourth-largest healthcare employer in the country. Read More »

AHCA/NCAL gives Gold Awards

Six care centers were honored with 2014 Gold – Excellence in Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living today at the closing session of the organization’s annual meeting, where other award winners also were celebrated. Read More »