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Calif. prison system opens $839M LTC facility for inmates

June 26, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The California state prison system hopes its new long-term care medical facility for inmates can solve its healthcare delivery woes.

2013 fire sprinkler bill may inspire retrofits and renovations

June 25, 2013  |  Stan Szpytek
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Currently, only licensed SNFs are required to have sprinklers installed by August 2013. But the new proposed Fire Sprinkler Incentive of 2013 could involve assisted living sites, care homes and more.

The changing face of assisted living

June 11, 2013  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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As the American populations continues to age, assisted living looks at a new  role of providing housing care to higher acuity residents and those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

LTC property investors shirk SNFs as financial risks

May 2, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor
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Several of long-term care’s biggest property owners are shedding their interest in the financially challenged skilled nursing sector.

Long-Term Living wins big at ASHPE

May 1, 2013  |  The Long-Term Living Editors
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Long-Term Living earns four awards for its content excellence from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. 

Leaders of Tomorrow: Jane Rohde

April 30, 2013  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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Congratulations to the third of our five 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners: Jane M. Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, LEED AP, a senior living consultant at JSR Associates, Inc., in Ellicott City, MD.  Read about Rohde's commitment to giving residents and staff...

For good design, seek resident, staff input

April 29, 2013  |  Kelley Hoffman
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Enlisting resident and staff input, ensures that renovation design hits the mark in meeting their needs and ensuring that the spaces created provide residents with a sense of control and validation of their individuality.

For good design, seek resident, staff input

April 29, 2013  |  Kelley Hoffman
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Enlisting resident and staff input ensures that the design for a facility renovation hits its intended mark--an environment that supports choice, personal control and an acknowledgement of each individuals personhood.

Assisted living redefined in new building codes

April 26, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor
news

The International Building Code has been revised to reclassify assisted living facilities, acknowledging their difference from nursing homes and hospitals.

Assisted living fundamentals softened in 1Q13

April 26, 2013  |  National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry
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For the first quarter of 2013,  assisted living occupancy showed a decline from the numbers it had been achieving as it recovered from the economic challenges of the past two years. However, absorption and inventory showed gains.

What we heard (and didn’t hear) at the EFA conference

April 16, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor
blog

The "culture city" of New Orleans served as the perfect venue for discussing culture change in elder-care building design at the 2013 Environments for Aging conference.

EFA 2013: Lighting design strategies to improve health

April 12, 2013  |  Kristin Zeit, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Design
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Proper lighting provides much more than adequate visibility and pleasant aesthetics. A detailed look at light’s effect on circadian rhythms suggests that designers can play a significant role in improving health for long-term and post-acute care residents...

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