Category: Long Term Care

Continuing Care at Home Models Add Insurance Benefit

Watch out retirement villages, there’s a new care model in town. While the demographics are consistently strong for senior housing demand in the future—with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day—the majority of adults want to age at home, and senior housing providers are starting Read More »

New Payment Model Treats SNFs More Like Hospitals

As part of the ongoing effort to reduce hospitalizations of skilled nursing residents, some providers will be eligible for increased payments to beef up their services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced. Skilled nursing facilities participating in Phase Two of the Read More »

Senior Care Market Hits $300 Billion, Demand on the Rise

If there’s any doubt about how massive the senior care industry has grown to be, a new report puts a precise number on it. Last year, the senior care market reached a whopping $305 billion. Demand for all types of long-term care has continued to Read More »

Universal Long-Term Care Insurance Proposed by Financing Experts

There’s no doubt that long-term care financing poses serious challenges, and how to institute comprehensive reforms that expand services and make senior housing and other options more accessible is still up in the air. One group has set out to find those reforms and recently Read More »

Senior Care Staffing Patterns Hold Steady

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There were 30,200 assisted living and similar residential care communities providing services in the United States as of 2014, with the highest concentration in western states, according to a newly released report form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Staffing patterns in these Read More »

Editor’s Picks: The Love Edition

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It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, when love is celebrated no matter how old you are. We kept you up to date on the latest earnings reports coming out as well as Mainstreet’s vision for the long-term care industry. Meanwhile, readers likely weren’t struck by Read More »

How Mainstreet Health Aims to Reinvent Long-Term Care

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The U.S. long-term care industry as we know it is on its last legs, and innovative new communities are about to redefine extended-stay, residential senior living. So say two high-profile leaders in the sector, who recently teamed up and have ambitious plans. Zeke Turner is the Read More »

Editor’s Picks: Seniors in the Shark Tank

In our first full week back in the newsroom since the holidays, we were eager to bring our readers the latest news of the new year. Kicking off 2016, you wanted to know how one senior housing provider is easing the move-in process for prospective Read More »

Clinton Vows to Expand Senior Care Options, Workforce

As senior living adapts amid minimum wage pressures and families increasingly face tough financial choices related to senior care, one presidential candidate has vowed to reform tax policies to better support paid and unpaid caregivers alike. U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Sunday proposed a set Read More »

Senior Care Liability Costs Will Not Let Up

The cost of liability remains on the rise for the long-term care industry, including independent and assisted living providers. Specifically, the overall national long-term care loss rate is anticipated to grow by 5% per year, with claim frequency fueling the increase. Claims frequency has an Read More »