Category: Senior Care

Apple Targets Aging’s Chronic Diseases in New Tech Launch

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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 »

Washington Post: Employers Warming Up to Elder Care Benefits

For many adult children, juggling time to care for one’s parents and own household, while at the same time balancing a 9-to-5 job, is no easy task. But as the nation’s aging population is poised for astronomical growth in the years ahead, more employers are Read More »

Uber Comes to Senior Living With New UberASSIST Rides

At just five years since its inception, Uber has revolutionized how we get a ride from Point A to Point B. It has become a household name, and has been valued at an estimated $18 billion. And now, the company is taking aim at the way seniors Read More »

Study Shows Senior Stereotypes Improve Health — If Done Right

Senior living has been grappling with using the right marketing terms and advertisements of late, ditching words and campaigns that peg seniors as just that — seniors.  But new research shows there’s more incentive for providers to focus on the uplifting aspects of the aging Read More »

As Health Care Evolves, Senior Living Must Coordinate to Compete

It’s no secret that the senior housing industry is in the midst of navigating an environment becoming defined by coordinated care, with accountable care organizations (ACOs) emerging in an attempt to take on the task of providing the highest quality care at the lowest possible Read More »