Operations

Brookdale, HCP complete $847M Chartwell portfolio acquisition

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and HCP, Inc. completed the acquisition June 30. Read More »

Report: Nursing homes inflate staff numbers for better Nursing Home Compare ranking

A Center for Public Integrity report shows as many as 80 percent of nursing homes are inflating their staffing levels on Medicare.gov for higher rankings. Read More »

New Senior, Health Care REIT announce major acquisitions

In the last week, Health Care REIT and New Senior Investment Group announced acquisitions totaling more than a billion dollars.  Read More »

My inspirational item was a casualty

It’s just good “housekeeping” to go purge one’s living area of unwanted, unused, broken, dated or unimportant possessions. Sometimes during downsizing, however, things can go awry. Read More »

Hill-Rom acquires Welch Allyn in $2B deal

Two key vendors in long-term care equipment and clinical monitoring systems will soon be one company. Read More »

California nursing home chain gets government regulations smackdown

California's largest nursing home chain has been under fire for years. Read More »

Genesis HealthCare acquires 24 skilled nursing facilities in $240M deal

Genesis signed the $240 million agreement with Revera on June 15. Read More »

The dish on dining

Surveys repeatedly cite food as a major factor in customer satisfaction. If residents and their families aren’t happy with meals, they tend to find fault in other service areas. Read More »

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 »