Senior Services

JAMDA: New trends in LTC populations

The AMDA—Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Population Health Workgroup has released new data on the long-term/post-acute care population and the types of care and supports needed, especially in nursing homes. Read More »

Cedars-Sinai, HomeHero partner to help patients safely transition home

The Safe Transition Home program is designed to reduce impatient hospital readmissions, raise patient satisfaction and improve health outcomes.  Read More »

Doctors setting up shop at CCRC

Novant Health family medicine clinic broke ground at a planned retirement community in Bolivia, N.C. Pine Forest Planation will have a 50-acre health and wellness community to appeal to potential residents who value close access to medical care.  Read More »

Dental program helps seniors keep those pearly whites

A new program, Serving Smiles to Seniors, informs older adults on the importance of good oral health, access to oral healthcare services and techniques for a healthy smile.  Read More »

Welltower’s new high-rise promises high life in Manhattan

Welltower’s “Manhattan Project” is banking on the concept of high-service, high-rise senior living right in the middle of Midtown and the Upper East Side. Read More »

“We are the solution,” industry execs tell Congress

A two-day AHCA/NCAL congressional briefing brings 450 long-term interests to Capitol Hill. Read More »

Aging on the big screen

Senior editor Nicole Stempak headed to the 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival. In an unexpected plot twist, she found there weren’t many films featuring older adults, part of a larger narrative on aging. 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 »

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 »

The dental dilemma of natural teeth

Aging poses additional health risks to keeping those pearly whites, especially for seniors with their own teeth.  Read More »

Teaching today’s youth about aging

A course at UCLA teaches first-year college students about the aging process, how to relate to seniors and exposes them to new career possibilities.  Read More »

7 steps to building a dementia-capable system

Our infrastructure wasn’t built to accommodate people with dementia, but we can build one. And it starts with proper diagnosis. Read More »

Home health, hospice M&As heat up

Several senior care services companies added to their portfolios in a flurry of home health mergers and acquisitions. Read More »

CCRC to launch “virtual senior living” membership program

Life Enriching Communities wants to help seniors plan for a possible transition of care while they're still healthy and independent.  Read More »

Nursing home on the range

An Australian nursing home provider has opened a facility on a farm to appeal to people who like animals and gardening. It's the latest example of how providers are trying to offer value and amenities while distinguishing themselves in the marketplace.   Read More »

‘Tis the (tech) season

What do seniors want for the holidays? Hint: It’s not slippers. We asked residents what types of technology they wish they had, and you may be surprised what's on their lists. Read More »

Dish up some family history this holiday

Take advantage of family togetherness this season and encourage conversations about medical history and capturing fond memories. Read More »

Study: More insurance options can improve long-term services and supports

A new study sponsored by LeadingAge, The SCAN Foundation and AARP found the number of Americans who need long-term help with daily activities will more than double by 2055. New insurance options are needed to pay for increasing costs.  Read More »

Brookdale appoints new COO, CFO

Executive leadership changes continue to be made at Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior living provider. Read More »

New video training solution designed to improve cognitive abilities

The Functional Brain Trainer is the first adaptive motion-interaction brain training platform. Read More »

IU awarded $2.2M grant to study end-of-life planning tool

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will study the use of an advance-care planning tool that will help ensure residents' end-of-life treatment preferences are upheld. Read More »

Psychologists charged in $25 million Medicare fraud scheme

Two psychologists have been charged with billing Medicare for unnecessary, or never performed, psychological tests and services to nursing home residents. Read More »

AARP Innovation Fund aims to improves lives of seniors with tech

AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management will provide $40 million in assets to companies focusing on improving the lives of people ages 50 and older. Read More »

Census: Senior women have higher poverty rate than men

The United States Census Income and Poverty report found 14.7 percent of women over at 75 are living in poverty. Read More »

Researchers find link between stress and Alzheimer’s development

While stress is usually associated with the development of depression, anxiety and more, researchers have also found a connection between stress and the development of Alzheimer's disease. Read More »

Three-drug combination found to treat MRSA

New research shows that a combination of three antibiotics could be helpful in fighting MRSA. Read More »

Report: Are too many ‘repeat offender’ SNFs still accepting new residents?

The Coalition for Quality Care releases a new report citing repeat violations in nursing homes across the nation. Read More »

Regulators: 13 Massachusetts nurses commit license fraud

State regulators revoked or suspended the licenses of 13 nurses after discovering that the caregivers lied about having nursing degrees or being licensed in other states. Read More »

Study: Women bear the brunt of Alzheimer’s care costs

A new study finds women bear six times the burden of cost for Alzheimer's disease care, per capita, than men do. Read More »

Omnicare wins $300M alleged fraud case

Omnicare was accused of offering "illegal remuneration to skilled nursing facilities in exchange for referrals to its pharmacy business." Read More »