Operations

Ensign Group bets on assisted living

The national senior care operator has decided to buy the real estate for 15 properties it operates in Wisconsin. Read More »

Foundations for a powerful Giving Program

What makes a strong and healthy charitable giving program? The President and CEO of the Asbury Foundation shares how to create a philanthropic program that keeps on giving throughout the year, not just during the holidays when generosity tends to spike. Read More »

LZ 150 report finds continued nonprofit senior living growth

The 2016 LZ 150, produced by LeadingAge and Ziegler, finds the nation's 150 largest nonprofit senior living providers are building out their existing campus and through service offerings to non-residents and with joint ventures. More than three-fourths also offer specialized memory care units. Read More »

A multi-part deal with Brookdale, HCP and Blackstone

Once the agreement is complete, Brookdale will be an equity partner and manage HCP’s 64-community portfolio, which Blackstone separately agreed to purchase. Read More »

Cause for alarm

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears wonders about changing policy so the fire alarm isn’t a signal for residents and visitors to panic. Read More »

Building for medical care and amenities

In the eternal battle to win over move-ins, senior housing relies on design to support both quality medical care and hospitality amenities. Read More »

What senior communities need to know about Zika

The Zika virus is not expected to spread rampantly throughout the United States, but senior living communities in southern states or high-risk areas like Miami can take proactive precautions to reduce risk to residents, staff and visiting families. Read More »

Affording the household model

“Household model” senior living environments are attractive to residents for their person-centered care and resident quality of life, but are they financially viable?  Read More »

Dementia-friendly dining

Industry innovators are pushing the meal ticket far beyond fish sticks and apple slices. Read More »

AL placement company exands C-suite to match demand

Hand in Hand Elder Care is bringing in back up to help with growing referrals as company expands senior living placement offerings. Read More »

Erickson Living hires VP for business strategy and development

Erickson Living, a national developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities, grows its executive team ahead of anticipated facility growth. Read More »

CMS gives hospitals extension to meet new fire safety codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will not begin surveying for compliance with the 2012 fire safety codes until November. The July 5 ruling still applies when considering which code chapters facilities must comply with.  Read More »

New Life Safety Code requirements begin July 5

Stay compliant with CMS requirements by using the proper editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards. Read More »

NorthStar, Colony to merge in $58B REIT

The new mega REIT will involve hundreds of healthcare properties. Read More »

CCRC expands by demand

Chateau Girardeau is making room for more residents. The continuing care retirement community plans to add eight single-dwelling estate homes to its community, which already has a wait list.  Read More »

ALF license revoked for violations and risk to residents

State health officials have suspended an assisted living facility’s operating license for two of its buildings. The facility has received dozens of deficiencies and reports of two resident falls in the last six months. Read More »

Brookdale exec VP to step down

Glenn Maul will step down as executive vice president and chief people of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. by July 15.  Read More »

Anthem Memory Care expands into Kansas

The memory care provider adds a new market to its portfolio through the acquisition of two communities in the heartland. Read More »

SNF care quality caught in the buy-sell swirl

The flurry of mergers and acquisitions in long-term care may not be helping the quality of care delivered by the properties involved, notes a new study in Health Affairs journal. Read More »

CMS imposes fines of more than $278k for Woodbriar Health Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has imposed steep fines and threatened to terminate Woodbriar Health Center from its programs if serious problems are not resolved by next week. Read More »

Training went unheeded at Woodbriar Health Center, say Mass. regulators

Employees at Woodbriar Health Center were retrained on falls-related injuries following the death of a resident, according to a revised plan submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Helath. The department says the second fall-related resident death is the result of deficient care.  Read More »

TL Management buys Bon Secours NY

Bon Secours Health System sells its NY arm, including the Schervier Nursing Care Center and other senior living properties. Read More »

Case Study: Assistive services bridging the gap

Sometimes a bit of help and some occasional services are all seniors need to retain independence a little longer—and stay out of a higher level of care. Read how one senior living organization’s idea for boutique services changed its residents’ lives in just two years. Read More »

Woodbriar residents in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ say Mass. regulators

In the course of an investigation of a resident's death, state regulators determined substandard care resulted in a second resident death and resident fall at Woodbriar Health Center, the latest in a mounting citation list for owner Synergy Health Centers. Read More »

Woodbriar’s plan to address resident death unacceptable, say Mass. state regulators

Woodbriar Health Center must resubmit a plan to the state health department. The facility, owned by Synergy Health, has been making headlines for a resident’s death, scabies outbreak and substandard care. Read More »

Genesis sells home health and hospice business to Compassus

Genesis Healthcare Inc., one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, will sell most of its home health and hospice operations to Compassus for $84 million. The company will use the proceeds to repay debt. Read More »

Post-acute provider expands to home health care

LifeCare Holdings will acquire Haven Home Health as the company continues expanding its post-acute service offerings.  Read More »

Fla. assisted living home shuttered for filth, excessive animals

The owner of the ALF, which doubled as an animal shelter, has been charged with four counts of elder neglect as police find residents soiled and surrounded by stray cats and dogs. Read More »