Category: Senior Care

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 »

Brookdale Ranks Among Largest Home Health Providers


Providers across the senior care spectrum are tapping into the home health market to expand their services, as evidenced by LexisNexis’ 2015 rankings of the leading providers of home health in the United States. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) snagged a spot among the top-10 Read More »

Senior Care Burdens Grow Heavier for Families

The toll of caregiving can sometimes be more than one can handle, findings from Genworth’s recent “Beyond Dollars” study show. Senior living providers can offer an alternative that may be increasingly attractive to family caregivers, who are experiencing greater burdens and may be seeing their Read More »

Apple Targets Aging’s Chronic Diseases in New Tech Launch


No stranger to health-related apps and fitness tracking technology, Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPL) this week announced its newest endeavor in the health care arena. And it’s using the iPhone to gather health metrics and create diagnostics on many ailments of aging such as heart disease Read More »

Investigation Raises Alarm on Lack of Scrutiny for Home Care Workers

Though home care is often praised for being a more cost-effective solution than institutionalized health care one would receive in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, it is also subject to a lack of scrutiny when it comes to caregivers, according to a recent article Read More »

52% of Americans Still Fall Short on Retirement Savings

Retirement security remains a serious challenge for Americans, as the latest data shows that more than half of today’s households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living, even if they work to age 65. As measured by the National Retirement Read More »

NY Times: Nursing Homes are Out, Green House Model is In

Is a nursing home the only option for American seniors for whom assisted living is no longer affordable or suitable? The New York Times poses the question this week in a column by Jane Brody, who explores the rise of the Green House model of Read More »

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Two Former Assisted Living Concepts Execs

The Securities and Exchange Commission is bringing new charges against two former executives of Assisted Living Concepts, alleging the executives listed fake occupants at some of its senior living communities in order to meet lease requirements. The charges, filed and announced by the SEC Enforcement Read More »

Massachusetts Officials Propose New Rules for Assisted Living Operators

Massachusetts regulators are proposing new rules around assisted living that would require operators to provide additional employee training and evacuation plans, and would prohibit them from accepting residents who actually need a higher level of care than what assisted living provides.  The changes are aimed Read More »