Federal Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Plan Prioritizes Long-Term Care

Residents of long-term care facilities will be the first to receive additional Covid-19 booster vaccinations, after the Biden administration announced Wednesday that a third shot is needed to fight off waning immunity in fully vaccinated people. The Biden administration is also set to mandate vaccinations among nursing home staff as a condition to continue receiving […]

CDC Panel Votes to Include Assisted Living Workers, Residents in First Phase of Covid-19 Vaccination

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel is recommending that workers and residents of long-term care facilities, such as assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, should be among the first people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine when it’s available. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Tuesday voted 13 to […]

More Alzheimer’s Patients Dying at Home, CDC Says

Alzheimer’s disease patients are increasingly dying at home as opposed to in a hospital, senior living community or skilled nursing facility. That’s according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on deaths from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, a fatal form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. […]

Senior Living Poised to Attract More Diverse Residents

Race, age and income all play a significant role in who is looking at senior housing, but recent survey findings suggest a possible inflection point, as minorities express more interest in senior living for themselves than for their parents. Caucasian Americans are significantly more likely to consider a senior living community for their aging parents […]

Memory Care Most Likely to be Large, Chain-Affiliated Versus Other Communities

Most dementia care units, but not all, have special features geared toward alzheimer’s and dementia residents, and those with dementia special care units differed from those without across many metrics.  For those units designated specifically for memory care, they differed in terms of size, chain affiliation, Medicaid participation and whether the community was built as […]

State Data Shows Some Age More Rapidly Than Others

When it comes to healthy life expectancy for the 65-plus population, a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention finds not all states are equal. In fact, the average number of “healthy” years after 65 varies widely across states with some seeing an average of roughly 10 years, and others more than […]