US Senator Probes A Place for Mom, Alleging ‘Deceptive’ Practices

A Place for Mom is again in national news following the announcement of a formal probe by Sen. Bob Casey, chairman of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, who penned a letter that alleges “deceptive business practices.” The letter states the referral service’s marketing materials and recent reporting “contradict the company’s claims” of being […]

How Arrow Senior Living, Beztak, Discovery Built 3 Award-Winning Sales and Marketing Campaigns

Sales and marketing teams from across the senior living industry are using a variety of new ideas and campaigns to boost sales and attract future residents. Sales and marketing teams in 2024 have the challenge of appealing to both today’s and tomorrow’s residents. Given that baby boomer preferences are somewhat nuanced, operators have tried to […]

Transactions and Financings: IRA Capital Acquires Seattle Community; Lument Closes on $9M Loan

Transactions IRA Capital acquires Seattle community IRA Capital, a California-based private equity firm, announced its acquisition of Quail Park of Lynnwood on June 12. According to a press release, the community is 253 units and was developed in two phases in 2013 and 2020. The release states the all-cash acquisition expands the firm’s healthcare portfolio […]

ComForCare Enhances Caregiver Training in Bid to Better Serve Older Adults With Dementia

An in-home care franchisor has announced an expansion of a dementia care program to better prepare caregivers for providing person-centered care. ComForCare launched “DementiaWise 2.0” in May, an enhancement to its existing DementiaWise program originally launched in 2013. The company is providing caregivers an additional five hours of training in eight modules in order to […]

Wi-Fi, Meals, Pet Plans Among Most Common Senior Living Charged Services

Senior living operators are supplementing revenue and offsetting costs by charging residents for add-on services like cable and internet, food and pets. A recent Bild and Co. survey of more than 250 communities found senior living communities are frequently charging add-on fees for trash services, pets, laundry, additional meals and other services. According to the […]

Movers and Shakers: Aegis Living Announces CFO; Cogir Appoints Three Executive Leaders

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Ohio State Team Compiles New Searchable Database to Aid Alzheimer’s Research

A team from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine has created a new database in an effort to help researchers study Alzheimer’s disease. A study on the database, called ssREAD, was published in “Nature Communications” in June. It is freely searchable and contains 1,053 samples with 67 Alzheimer’s disease related […]