New Resident Health Data Show Value of Senior Living to CMS, Medicare Advantage Payers

Older adults who move into senior living communities experience better health outcomes compared to those living in homes outside of such communities, according to a research series conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) in conjunction with the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The research by NORC and NIC […]

Inside the Senior Living Industry’s Value-Based Care ‘Arms Race’

This members-only, exclusive article is part of your SHN+ subscription If the speed at which senior living operators were adopting value-based care models accelerated last year, in 2024 the effort has kicked into an even higher gear. Within the last two months, senior living providers including 12 Oaks, Benchmark Senior Living, and Epoch Senior Living […]

Rippl, Alzheimer’s Association Partner on New Dementia Care Navigation Tool

Tech-enabled behavioral health company Rippl has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to create a new digital dementia care navigation tool for caregivers and physicians. The new online tool, called the Dementia Care Navigation Services (DCNS), will aim to address current gaps in the dementia care service model for patients and caregivers by removing care bottlenecks […]

With GUIDE Deadline Near, Hospice Providers See New Possibilities for Dementia Care

To receive more content like this each week, click here to subscribe. Without family caregivers, most hospice and palliative care patients would be unable to receive care in the home. Now, some emerging payment models are including caregiver support as a key component. Case in point is the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) model, […]

Key Milestones Reached in 2023 for Dementia Research, Treatments Announced 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its roadmap for combating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in the coming years as the number of people living with cognitive changes continues to grow. The latest national plan to address Alzheimer’s and other dementias outlines six goals for reducing cognitive illnesses, including: A […]

White House Releases Sweeping Nursing Home Reform Proposals, Takes Aim at Private Equity Ownership

By Amy Stulick The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a sweeping set of proposed nursing home reforms, taking particular aim at private equity ownership. While private-pay senior living providers have expressed some concern about the potential for greater federal regulation in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House has focused its attention first […]

With Federal Rules Released, Lagging Senior Living Providers Must Mandate Staff Vaccination

Companies that employ more than 100 people — including senior living providers — must implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy, under an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule issued Thursday.  All workers in these companies must receive their final Covid-19 vaccination shot by January 4, 2022. Alternately, workers could undergo routine Covid-19 testing and […]

CMS Relaxes Guidance on Nursing Home Visitation, Could Influence Assisted Living Policies

Senior living providers across the United States have begun relaxing their visitation policies in recent weeks, as Covid-19 vaccination has brought down the risk of infections. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has relaxed its guidance governing visitation in nursing homes, further accelerating a return to more normal operating procedures in senior […]