Average Assisted Living CFO Salary Topped $127,500 in 2018

Wages rose for many assisted living employees in 2018, with CFOs, CEOs and presidents unsurprisingly still among the highest-paid. That’s according to a Senior Housing News analysis of the most recent Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, an annual release that is produced with support from LeadingAge and […]

New York Times Article Raises Concerns Over Dementia Care in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are taking in an increasing number of dementia residents, but memory care services might not always be keeping these older adults safe and secure. That’s according to a Dec. 13 New York Times article produced in collaboration with Kaiser Health News. The article –“Dementia Patients Fuel Assisted Living’s Growth. Safety May Be Lagging” […]

Why Senior Living Providers Need to Seize New Medicare Advantage Opportunities

The Medicare Advantage era is dawning in senior living. Due to policy changes implemented this year, these insurance plans appear poised to become a more important payer for senior living services. Under Medicare Advantage, federal dollars flow to private-sector insurance companies—including giants such as UnitedHealthcare (NYSE: UNH) and Humana (NYSE: HUM)—which offer benefits packages to […]

Highest-Paid Assisted Living Employees in 2017

CEOs and presidents are no longer assisted living communities’ highest earners, on average. Now, that designation belongs to CFOs, according to the latest Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, which is produced with support from LeadingAge and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). For the 20th annual […]

Movers & Shakers: AHCA/NCAL, Watercrest Senior Living

AHCA/NCAL Elects New Board of Governors, Directors The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has recently elected AHCA’s board of governors and NCAL’s board of directors for the 2017/2018 term at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Among the new officers, both boards selected new chairs for the coming year: […]

Staffing, Memory Care Dominate New Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted living regulations have shifted in focus in the last three years, with states now focused on staffing and training requirements rather than disclosure and reporting. The 2016 regulations are seen in the latest edition of the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review, issued by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) . The […]

Disney Today, Senior Living Tomorrow: Adapting Mainstream Tech

Mainstream disruptive products such as Uber and Airbnb may have yet to make a formal foray into senior living on a wide-scale basis, but providers can take cues from the technology being developed for the overall population as a way to improve the quality of care.  Drawing from several mainstream trends in technology, including elevated […]

CMS: Skilled Nursing Faces Uncertain Future, Negative Margins by 2040

By 2040, two-thirds of skilled nursing facilities will be operating in the red, signaling more consolidations, partnerships and accountable care organizations (ACOs) on the horizon, according to a recent memo issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary.  Projections show skilled nursing, which has been declining in resident count according to the latest […]