Housing

Nursing care occupancy remains essentially unchanged

According to the latest NIC Map, nursing home occupancy is down from 2012 but holds steady with second-quarter 2013 occupancy data. Read More »

Connected community

Instead of building “tiny towns” within senior residence communities, some housing models are incorporating the CCRC into the town instead. Read More »

Assisted living inventory growth still not widespread

Second quarter 2013 data finds that while construction of assisted living communities has grown, most of the activity is concentrated in a small number of metropolitan markets. Read More »

Short-term rehab boom: Innovation required

For years, the Green House model has promoted and provided person-centered care to long-term care residents. Now it is principles are being applied for use in the growing short-term rehabilitation area.  Read More »

NY senior housing market shows resilience; Miami struggles

Compared to the 31-city metro housing composite, some senior housing markets have battled quite well against the slow economy, while others still wait for recovery, notes the latest data from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry. Read More »

Assisted living communities can foster good reputations through personal interactions

As the state of New York winds down its Assisted Living Month, an association executive relays tips to help communities everywhere provide optimal care and demonstrate their value to residents, prospective residents and their families. Read More »

Senior living in TV spotlight again

Potty-mouthed? Mournful? These are some of the adjectives being used to describe a new show depicting life and work in a senior living facility. Read More »

Texas sees growth in SNF inventory; Ohio’s metro market declines

Three of the five fastest-growing cities for nursing care inventory in the second quarter are in the Lone Star state, while Cincinnati, Cleveland and Seattle see the greatest declines. Read More »

A tale of two fires

The effectiveness of fire sprinklers in long-term care settings isn't usually front-page news, but without properly installed fire suppression devices, the results could be devastating. Read More »

My search for a new home

Relocating to a new nursing facility is not as easy as it sounds, as Kathleen Mears describes in her quest to find accommodations that fit her needs and interests.  Read More »

Owners upgrade senior housing spaces for new uses

Long-Term Living's readers told us about their communities' new rooms, revamped spaces and operational changes during the past year. New renovations and a shift in onsite services are at the fore, including a rapid adoption of in-house memory care services and the creation of dedicated spaces to host them. Read More »

An elevated experience

Air Force Village I, San Antonio, takes the top prize in this year's Environments for Aging Remodel/Renovation Award competition by turning the little-used top floor of its high-rise community into an upscale dining venue and piano bar. Read More »

Assisted Living 2.0

As more seniors age in place, the assisted living model undergoes a substantial redesign to meet the needs of the coming Baby Boomer generation and the increasing need for memory care. Read More »

Fire safety compliance still troubles SNFs, deficiencies loom

The recent CMS deadline for fire sprinkler compliance finds more than 1,000 long-term care facilities lacking sprinkler coverage in at least some areas—and risking exclusion from Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Read More »

Assisted living rate pricing: Impacts on margin

Are you over- or undercharging residents for living in your assisted living facility? Two industry experts offer advice oncapturing variable costs to achieve bottom-line objectives. Read More »

Nursing care occupancy declines not felt everywhere

Second quarter 2013 data from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry shows nursing occupancy is down in 15 of the 31 largest metropolitan markets. Read More »

Second quarter 2013 shows decreased nursing home occupancy

The latest information from National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) shows a decline in nursing home occupancy rates across 31 large metropolitan markets. Read More »

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

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

2013 fire sprinkler bill may inspire retrofits and renovations

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. Read More »

Assisted living, memory care construction continues to rebound

Activity in the construction of assisted living and memory care facilities nears their pre-recession peaks, according to the latest NIC MAP data. In several cities, it's all about building memory care spaces. Read More »

The changing face of assisted living

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. Read More »

Signature HealthCARE acquires six Kindred Healthcare SNFs

Signature HealthCARE has acquired six facilities from Kindred Healthcare, increasing Signature’s national presence to 78 facilities. Read More »

Skilled nursing occupancy hovers near 8-year low

Overall nursing occupancy is near the eight-year cyclical low, but private-pay nursing units are seeing some recovery. Read More »

LTC property investors shirk SNFs as financial risks

Several of long-term care’s biggest property owners are shedding their interest in the financially challenged skilled nursing sector. Read More »

For good design, seek resident, staff input

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. Read More »

For good design, seek resident, staff input

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. Read More »

Assisted living redefined in new building codes

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

Assisted living fundamentals softened in 1Q13

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. Read More »

Leaders of Tomorrow: Roberto Muñiz

Congratulations to another of our five 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners:  Roberto Muñiz, MPA, LNHA, FACHCA, president and CEO, the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Piscataway, N.J. Parker incorporates value-added services for adult day healthcare and social outreach to seniors in the community. Read More »

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

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. Read More »