Category: Senior Care

Labor Day Round-Up: Assisted Living Heads South of the Border, 5 Dining Must-Haves

Senior Housing News would like to inform readers that we will be observing Labor Day on Monday, September 1, but will return the following day on Tuesday, September 2. In the meantime, SHN wishes its readers a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. Until then, here are the most popular posts grabbing SHN readers’  attention this… Read More »

Another Pioneer ACO Calls It Quits, Citing Regional Challenges

A 10th Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) is throwing in the towel, following other ACOs that previously left in favor of other Medicare saving opportunities or dropped out of the ACO program altogether.  Sharp HealthCare, a five-hospital system in San Diego, announced it was leaving the Pioneer ACO program in its third-quarter financial statement. Sharp… Read More »

WSJ: State Regulators Reining in Nontraded REITs

Fundraising by nontraded real estate investment trusts (REITs) has tripled since 2009 — rapid growth that has led regulators in several states to push for restrictions on the industry, The Wall Street Journal reports. Previous reports indicated that nontraded REITs would play an integral role in shaping the senior housing merger and acquisition landscape this… Read More »

Silverado Visitation Dispute Prompts Social Media Policy Talk

This summer, a dispute over social media posts began brewing at a Silverado Senior Living community in Sugar Land, Texas, and left some family members unable to visit their mother, a resident. A civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court in Houston on July 29 by children Mackey Glen Peterson, Don Leslie Peterson and Lonny… Read More »

Maine Rallies for Totally New Approach to Senior Care

Maine seniors, along with affordable housing, home care, general contractors and other aging services stakeholders are rallying around a comprehensive package of proposals that aim to strengthen the state’s aging in place resources that go beyond traditional assisted living and nursing homes.  Mark Eves (D-North Berwick), speaker of Maine’s House of Representatives, last week unveiled… Read More »

Philips Releases App As Newest Foray into Senior Care

Whether it’s to call a nearby loved one or even the helping hands of a nearby neighbor, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) says there’s an app for that with the launch of their its Lifeline response system. But unlike most medical alert devices, this new tech doesn’t have to be worn on an individual’s person.  Offering… Read More »

How Stanford University is Revolutionizing the Aging Process

How Stanford University is Revolutionizing the Aging Process

Photo credit: Sha Yao, Academy of Art University Mobility. It’s an issue often discussed among those involved in housing and caring for people in their later years. But the issue is less prevalent among those who have yet to confront mobility issues in their own lives. Like college students. Stanford University is bridging the gap between… Read More »

House Calls Cut Medicare Costs 17%, Still in Vogue for Senior Care

A popular arrangement in the past where physicians provided care to patients within the comfort of their own homes, house calls haven’t completely gone out of style just yet, especially given their proven effectiveness in saving money for healthcare providers and federal programs alike, a recent study finds. Researchers with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 926-bed teaching and… Read More »

How Senior Living is Using The Cloud to Improve Care, Security

The emerging use of Wi-Fi and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in senior living communities has long been discussed by industry experts as key to serving today and tomorrow’s residents, but a unique approach to managing data using the cloud is helping operators best meet employee and resident needs, providers say. The cloud — whereby shared… Read More »

Baby Boomers Least Likely to Carry Negative Home Equity

As CCRCs continue to bounce back from the housing crisis, some operators may still experience trouble attracting seniors who can’t sell their homes to afford the entrance fee. But there are positive signs on the horizon, as baby boomers held just 10.9% of all underwater mortgages in the second quarter of 2014, according to Zillow’s latest Negative Equity Report. In… Read More »

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for August, Part IV

Elder Care Alliance Names Vice President of Operations Elder Care Alliance, a nonprofit system of assisted living and memory care communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced James McKie as vice president of operations. McKie began his career in real estate as a residential property manager. Prior to joining Elder Care Alliance, he was… Read More »