Top Senior Housing News of the Week: Elder Cottages Launch, Holiday Settlement OK’d

In case you missed it…here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week:

1.  New Study Examines Who’s Really Living in Assisted Living Communities—George Mason University researchers explored differences in characteristics of residents in the largest and smallest assisted living communities, with findings that will potentially shape policy and consumer choice.

2. Developer Launches Elder Cottage Concept as Long Term Care Alternative—A Washington-based developer has launched a new long-term care option called Elder Cottages, which are being marketed as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to moving into a community.


3. Judge Approves $7.5M Holiday Retirement Settlement in Overtime Lawsuit—A California federal judge gave the final OK for Holiday Retirement to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the independent living operator hadn’t properly compensated its community managers and co-mangers.

4. Merrill Gardens Takes New Tech-Heavy Approach to Senior Living Management—After selling off the bulk of its senior living portfolio, Merrill Gardens is making technology investments for many of its management systems seeking to gain operational efficiency.

5. Long-Term Care Among Best Partners to Lower Hospital Readmissions—Long-term care providers are hospitals’ best partners when it comes to lowering preventable readmission rates, according to a new survey.


Written by Alyssa Gerace

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