Must Reads: NFL Meets Assisted Living

Top news organizations around the country recently ran these must-read stories related to senior housing.

Wall Street Journal: Graying America, Health Care Overhaul Boosts Medical Properties … Senior housing was resilient during the economic downturn, and now demographic trends and health care reform are fueling construction. Investors have taken note and are flocking to health care-related real estate investment trusts.

NPR: Pro Football Hall of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center … An assisted living facility for NFL legends could be part of an expanded Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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Forbes: Is Obama Budget the Beginning of the End for Nursing Home-Based Medicaid? … A proposal in the White House budget could boost home care and keep people out of nursing homes by overriding a Medicaid requirement that makes facility-based care “the default solution,” prominent commentator Howard Gleckman writes.

New York Times: An Unexpected Bingo Call: You Can’t Play … Continuing care retirement communities sometimes are segregated by care level, meaning residents must fight to participate in certain activities after they move within the campus. The Times highlights the situation faced by CCRC resident Ann Clinton.

New York Times: Dying Shouldn’t Be So Brutal … The public should be outraged and demand that the U.S. medical establishment change the care approach for people at the end of life, a palliative care expert writes.

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USA Today: Senior Tech Helps Baby Boomers Come of Digital Age … Older adults are embracing all forms of technology, and the market for devices to enable independent living appears ready to boom.

Jackson Sun: A Day with Dementia … A reporter experiences agitation, frustration and fear during a virtual dementia tour.

Written by Tim Mullaney

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