States Where Seniors Use Assisted Living the Most

If you’re speaking with seniors in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance that they are residing in an assisted living community. That’s because Oregon and Washington have the highest rates of residential care use in the nation, according to data posted last Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The information […]

Senior Care Staffing Patterns Hold Steady

There were 30,200 assisted living and similar residential care communities providing services in the United States as of 2014, with the highest concentration in western states, according to a newly released report form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Staffing patterns in these settings, as measured by average hours per resident day, remained […]

Ebola Scare Hits Senior Living: How to Keep Your Community Safe

Senior living recently made headlines when a Dallas senior living community quarantined two of its employees due to the scare of Ebola contraction. The scare, while only a scare and not a contraction of the virus, required that the two employees at Dallas-based Windsor Senior Living were placed under quarantine last week because of their close […]

Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

Life expectancy in the United States rose to 78.8 in 2012  — setting a record high. That number is an increase of 0.1 year from 78.7 years in 2011, according to a new report on mortality in the USA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. “Although changes in […]