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Senior housing occupancy lowest in eight years, data shows

July 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Nursing care occupancy rates fell again during the first quarter of 2018 according to data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

Wisconsin faces growing long-term care demands versus dwindling work force

July 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Seven nursing homes in Wisconsin have closed this year, according to the Department of Health Services. In the last five years, 27 have closed.

Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

July 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

Reports, reality disagree in latest government data

July 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

Ascension expands services throughout Michigan, other states

July 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic...

Biogen sees positive results in Alzheimer's trial, shares

July 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Biogen Inc. shares surged more than 18% Friday after the biotechnology company and Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd. announced positive results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Undercover operation discovers discrimination at nursing facilities

July 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The suit follows nearly two years of undercover inquiries.

Redding nursing home employees endure heat for improved wages and benefits

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Members of the Service Employees International Union carried signs and chanted as they stood on the sidewalk outside Windsor Care Center on Court Street.

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan, Sanford Health to merge

June 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, one of the largest non-profit senior care providers, on Tuesday announced a vote to approve a merger with Sanford Health, a not-for-profit health system.

More secret data revealed: VA nursing home residents found to have more bed sores than private residents

June 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

An analysis of internal documents shows residents at more than two-thirds of Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes last year were more likely to have serious bedsores, as well as suffer serious pain, than their counterparts in private nursing homes...

Feds push for long sentence in case on American Senior Communities former CEO

June 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler is recommending that James Burkhart be sentenced to 151 months in prison for his role in running more than two dozen fraud schemes and kickback arrangements that prosecutors say reaped nearly $20 million. 

Bill would ban future residents with dementia, hospice needs from 12 DC facilities

June 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

If passed, a local Council bill in Washington, D.C., would ban the 12 assisted living communities in the nation’s capital from accepting residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or need hospice care.


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