CCRC

A beary good cause

An Oregon retirement community has made more than 10,000 teddy bears for children in crisis over the last decade. Read More »

CMS backpedals on arbitration restrictions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reconsidering its previous ban on pre-dispute agreements as binding arbitration. Read More »

From tree to table

One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat.  Read More »

Fla CCRC fraud bill under fire

A Florida proposed bill intended to protect CCRC residents from fraud may have more problems than solutions, according to LeadingAge Florida. Read More »

A virtual reality facility tour

concept3D, a location-based software developer, has partnered with a continuing care retirement community in Florida to offer current and future residents as well as loved ones 3D maps and virtual reality panoramic images of the facility.  Read More »

Assisted living’s struggle with drug prices

The rising cost of drugs may be forcing assisted living residents to make some unhealthy choices, warns a new report. Someone could pay dearly for that later, especially at CCRCs. Read More »

CCRC comes to seniors’ homes

A continuing care retirement community has launched a life care at home membership program to offer the benefits of community-dwelling for those age 55 and older who are still living at home or too young to move to campus.  Read More »

Trying a place on for size

One stand-alone CCRC invites prospective residents to be their guest as part of larger resident-driven marketing efforts.  Read More »

Seniors help fund employees’ education

A Pennsylvania CCRC’s scholarship program awarded more than $90,000 to help its employees fund their post-high school education.  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 »

How living at a CCRC changed my tune

Senior music major Haley Jenkins reflects on how spending her final year of college living at retirement community has taught her about life—and changed her plans for the future.  Read More »

CCRC, arts nonprofit partner to bring music to the bedside

A Long Island, New York-based life care retirement community and arts organization have taken music therapy to a higher octave. They’ve partnered to bring one-on-one live musical performances to the bedside of residents receiving palliative care. Read More »

Knotty knitters up to their eyes in wool

A group of seniors at a retirement community have received an influx of donations after making an appeal for wool. Now they need more knitters to keep up.  Read More »

Study: At CCRCs, CNA wages still dragging behind other caregivers

Certified nurse aides salaries are, on average, increasing but at a slower rate than their salaried co-workers and supervisors, according to the latest Continuing Care and Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report. Read More »

A bike ride down memory lane

The Cycling Without Age program has pedaled into Madison, Wis., allowing seniors to get back on the bike—and they don’t even have to pedal.  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 »

A $47M CCRC modern overhaul

A Kansas retirement complex is building, renovating and upgrading its campus to meet changing consumer needs and stay competitive in the marketplace. That means adding more independent living, a new memory center, common area space and a rehab center.  Read More »

College student will keep singing for supper at CCRC

The artist in residence program has been such a success that an Iowa continuing care retirement community will allow a college student to spend another semester living with residents.  Read More »

Weaving new ties at one CCRC

A North Carolina continuing care retirement community helps residents connect by teaching them how to re-cane chairs and weave baskets.  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 »

Pen pal program pairs CCRC with elementary school

Children met their senior pen pals after months of getting to know each other the old-fashioned way: through letters.  Read More »

Is tweeting golden for seniors?

A new clinical research project is pairing college students with seniors to teach each other about Twitter. As seniors learn how to use the social media platform, students learn whether being connected improves emotions, language and cognitive function in older adults. Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Bruce Williams

In our second installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Bruce Williams, senior services coordinator with The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Fla. As an openly-gay older adult with more than 25 years in long-term care, he sees the importance of outreach and the need for inclusion. Read More »

Arizona State University to build CCRC on campus

The university wants to build a continuing care retirement community on campus. The CCRC could appeal to the roughly 30,000 alumni age 65 and up dwelling in Arizona who want to relive their college years. Only, this time class is optional.  Read More »

Shooting at Ohio retirement community kills 2, wounds 1

UPDATED: Police are investigating the incident, which appears to have involved three staff members from the community and no residents. Read More »

Moving boxes—and hearts

One young man stopped to play a tune after finishing a moving job at a retirement community. That video has gone viral. Watch it, and you'll understand why. Read More »

Preparing residents for emergencies

All long-term living communities need protocols for managing a wide range of incidents whether the law requires it or not, and residents need to be part of the annual practice drills, says safety expert Stan Szpytek. Read More »

Fla. regulators issue orders of suspension for CCRC

The Office of Insurance Regulation has issued two initial orders of suspension for a Tampa Bay, Fla., continuing care retirement community (CCRC), alleging the facility was acquired illegally and owes more than $4 million in refunds to residents, among other claims.  Read More »

Census success north of 90

Keeping units filled can be a struggle for CCRCs, especially in a sluggish economy. We asked successful CCRC operators to share their secrets to boosting census above 90 percent—and keeping it there. Read More »

Girl Scout Cookies for a cause

Girls from one Minnesota Girl Scout troop fundraised to buy and deliver 400 cookies to veterans at a local retirement community. Read More »