Senior Services

The rainbow connection: Making your facility LGBT friendly

For some LGBT seniors, assimilation—not exclusion—in LTC is the goal. Tips to make diversity a positive influence in your community. Read More »

Federal agencies should work together to help adults age in place, GAO says

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should help federal agencies work together to ensure that government resources related to home- and community-based services are used effectively and efficiently, the Government Accountability Office recommends. Read More »

5 predictions about the future of senior living

CEOs from five senior living providers gazed into their crystal balls and shared five predictions about the future of the industry during the annual meeting of the Assisted Living Federation of America. Read More »

Intergenerational program is ‘a perfect match’

A continuing care retirement community receives national exposure for a program that uses technology to help older adults in the United States feel valued and assists students in Brazil with improving their English language skills. Read More »

Experts see two futures for assisted living

Assisted living may be divided into two types of providers in the future, according to two speakers at the annual meeting of the Assisted Living Federation of America. Read More »

Institute of Medicine is renamed

The National  Academy of Sciences is renaming the Institute of Medicine as part of its broader reorganization efforts. Read More »

Senate votes to continue Independence at Home pilots

Independence at Home demonstration projects would continue under a bill passed by the U.S. Senate. The legislation now awaits consideration in the House of Representatives. Read More »

If Walker becomes president?

Do the actions of a state governor foreshadow the approach he would take and the policies he would advocate if elected to this country’s highest office? If so, then those in long-term care may want to pay attention to what’s going on in the Badger State. Read More »

Health, housing focus of new task force

Two former senators and two former Housing and Urban Development secretaries are leading a one-year Bipartisan Policy Center effort to address issues at the intersection of senior housing and health. Read More »

Onsite dialysis service

As the face of aging continues to morph, a new generation of seniors looks for long-term care services that go beyond room and board. Read More »

First federal rule issued for ombudsman programs

The Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published the first federal regulations for the long-term care ombudsman programs in the Federal Register in an effort to improve consistency among state programs. Read More »

A growing market: Affordable senior housing

When care and assistance is needed, where can low-income seniors go to have the services they need delivered in a safe, secure and affordable environment? Read More »

What the proposed 2016 budget would mean for senior living

The 2016 federal budget announced by President Barack Obama on Monday is a mixed bag for senior housing and services providers, according to several organizations representing them. Read More »

2016 federal budget aligns with goals of White House Conference on Aging, Super says

The focus areas of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging mesh well with the goals of the 2016 federal budget proposed Feb. 2 by President Barack Obama, the conference’s executive director says. Read More »

Affordable Care Act could lead to lower Medicare spending

Could the Affordable Care Act lead to changes that will affect skilled nursing, hospice and home healthcare and lower Medicare spending? Authors of a new analysis think it could. Read More »

Older Americans Act reauthorization proposed

Legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act has been introduced in the Senate. Read More »

ALFA, GSA respond to president’s speech

The Assisted Living Federation of America and the Gerontological Society of America are calling on the federal government to remember older adults in the wake of the president's State of the Union address. Read More »

A milestone year for Medicare, Medicaid, Older Americans Act, Social Security

2015 is the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act and the 80th anniversary of Social Security. Provider association leaders recently discussed with Long-Term Living what needs to happen to ensure these programs' future success. Read More »

Home care ruling draws cheers and jeers

A ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is being panned by organizations representing direct care workers and celebrated by those representing their employers. Additional action is expected Jan. 9. Read More »

My most popular content on social media in 2014

I enjoy trying to help you be successful in your professional life. This review of analytics uncovers the issues of most importance to Long-Term Living’s and my friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Read More »

2015 Business Outlook: Service reach

In the second installment of our multi-part series examining challenges facing providers, Long-Term Living takes a look at how those in senior housing and services are adapting their offerings in response to the desire of older adults to “age in place,” wherever they are. Read More »

What the election results mean for you

What's in store for those who serve older Americans now that the political landscape will be changing? Several leaders of associations representing providers share their thoughts with Long-Term Living. Read More »

Personal care aides need improved training: reports

Improved training for personal care aides is crucial given the anticipated increased demand for the services they provide, according to two news reports. Read More »

HHS creates 2 new centers for older adults, disabled

Improving access to long-term care services and supports, self-directed care and person-centered care will be the aims of two new centers that are part of the Administration for Community Living. Read More »

CCRC’s intergenerational program featured on national news

When a CCRC invited college-aged students to live at its community, both students and residents benefited. CBS shared the story. Read More »

Provider implements technology to keep residents connected

Five senior living properties in Massachusetts have implemented a program to train older adults on using computer technology and to provide ongoing support to help them to stay connected. Read More »

National Center on Elder Abuse has new location

A three-year, $2.2 million grant from the federal Administration on Aging will move the National Center on Elder Abuse from one university to another. Read More »

Trends: Senior housing and services grow more intertwined

The 24th National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) National Conference kicks off this week, and NIC shares a sneak-peek Q&A held with opening keynote speaker Thomas H. Lee, MD, chief medical officer at healthcare performance improvement firm Press Ganey Associates. Read More »

Long-term care dentistry: A growing field

Unlike their grandparents, many of today's seniors keep their teeth well into their advanced years. Caring for their dental issues requires dentists to have an understanding of how to deliver optimum oral care to this demographic. Read More »

A new offering in LTC amenities: Electric charging stations

They never drove Model Ts, but today’s seniors did grow up on Mustangs, Corvettes and Camaros. Because of the boomers’ willingness to embrace new motoring experiences, hybrid automobiles have found a niche in the senior sector. Read More »