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Subscribe to the Argentum Update e-newsletter to get the latest news and information about senior living from the weekly Argentum Update. Each week readers are guaranteed a variety of articles that will help you better understand forces shaping the senior living business, affecting seniors and their families, and raising the bar for operational excellence.

Weekly Argentum Update Archives:

05/05/2016
Other featured senior living news stories include "Argentum Reports Examine Senior Living Workforce, Regulatory Activity," "Victory in Tennessee as Governor Signs Medication Aide Bill," and "New CDC Report Is Health Care Data Treasure Trove."
04/28/2016
Other featured senior living news stories include "White House Unveils Healthcare Jobs Initiative," "Study: U.S. Must Address Growing Issue of Chronic Disease," and "Study: It’s Hip to Be 100."
04/21/2016
Other featured senior living news stories include "Study: Plants Just May Make Women Live Longer," "Doctors Find Themselves Stumped When Discussing End-of-Life Planning," and "Survey: Older Americans Concerned with High Cost of Prescriptions Drugs."

Recent Senior Living News:

05/04/2016
HCP and Argentum will collaborate on developing research related to senior housing, healthcare investment and other aspects of the senior living industry, and will work together to give senior living providers new tools and insights to help them embrace innovation throughout their businesses. The collaboration will also work to develop an Operational Excellence Symposium focused on senior living operations, resident experience, technology and business planning.
05/04/2016
Argentum will celebrate senior living heroes at the annual Hero Awards Ceremony with the help of journalist and ceremony emcee Soledad O’Brien, recognizing individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in the senior living field.
05/04/2016
One of Argentum’s key imperatives is to assist the industry in navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities in workforce development. The association has released its first Senior Living Industry Workforce Report, revealing industry trends in job growth, employment, wage growth and other metrics gleaned from government data.
05/04/2016
Tennessee Gov. Haslam has signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents who need assistance with medications. Argentum’s Tennessee chapter (TN-ALFA) worked with a coalition of other provider associations to help pass legislation strengthening Tennessee’s Medication Aide program.
05/04/2016
The Centers for Disease Control has released “Health, United States, 2015” with statistics on an enormous amount of health issues and categories throughout the country.
05/04/2016
The aroma of rosemary essential oil reportedly can aid people over age 65 in their ability to remember events and to complete tasks at designated times. The test also used lavender, finding that it increased calmness and contentedness when compared to the no aroma control condition.
05/02/2016
On Thursday, April 28th Tennessee Governor Haslam signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents who need assistance with medications.
04/27/2016
Over the next 15 years, adopting healthy behaviors, developing better treatments and improving access to high quality care for chronic disease would result in 16 million saved lives, $6.3 trillion in savings, and 169 million avoided cases, says new research from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
04/27/2016
Centenarians make up a small but growing share of the world’s older population. Since 1990, the number of people 80 and older has grown more rapidly than those ages 65 to 79, attributed to improved life expectancies among those 65 and older.
04/27/2016
An increasing number of people in Europe and North American are expected to use personal emergency response systems (PERS), growing at an annual compound growth rate of 40 percent from about 450,000 in 2015 to about 3.4 million by 2021.
04/27/2016
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA creates a framework to train everyone from city and county officials to business leaders and community volunteers on how to better interact with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
04/27/2016
The White House has unveiled the Health Careers Pathways Initiative, a new joint effort of more than 50 organizations designed to better match training with employer needs at a national scale.
04/22/2016
When it comes to efficiency in the workplace, I'm not here to say you should become some sort of worker robot drone. (Paper pushing and glazed-over eyes? No thank you.) But there are ways to be more efficient at work that can make you just as productive as one.
04/20/2016
Senior living community executive directors are invited to attend Argentum’s Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI), an intensive four-day educational experience during Argentum’s annual conference in Denver, May 9-12.
04/20/2016
Senior Living Executive magazine spoke with geriatrician and memory care expert Dr. G. Allen Power about his philosophies on getting older and the role of senior living in shaping the future of memory care.
04/20/2016
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, shows new research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
04/20/2016
Physicians agree that talking with patients about end-of-life and advance care planning is important, but many also said they’re often unsure what to say, according to a new poll.
04/20/2016
The majority of adults over 50 think prescription drugs are too expensive and most says it’s important for politicians to support efforts to make these drugs more affordable, according to a new AARP survey.
04/20/2016
President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law on April 19, 2016. Last summer President Obama requested Congress to reauthorize this legislation during his remarks at the White House Conference on Aging.
04/14/2016
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization is heading to President Obama for his signature after it has passed the House and Senate.
04/14/2016
The Administration for Community Living has developed a three-part set of materials on medications and the aging brain, available by clicking on the Brain Health banner at acl.gov.
04/14/2016
The Silver PAC Golf Classic will once again kick off the Argentum Conference & Expo in Denver in May. The 2016 Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful Fossil Trace Golf Club in Denver on Monday, May 9.
04/14/2016
The Argentum Board of Directors hopes that all members are excited about the revitalized association and its new and improved programs. The Argentum Board is asking that members review the revised Articles of Incorporation reflecting these changes.
04/08/2016
Hiring managers have their companies' best interests at heart. Of course they want to know if you'll be a good fit, but they also want to know if you're likely to leave to start a family or retire in the near future. But asking anything intended to get information about a person's status in a protected class—age, race, religion, pregnancy, etc.—is technically illegal.
04/06/2016
Early bird member registration rate has been extended through April 8 for Argentum’s upcoming Senior Living Executive Conference. Staying abreast of industry changes, sharing best practices and exploring critical issues are vital to senior living executives. You’ll find all this and more at Argentum 2016: Senior Living Executive Conference, the first under our new association name.
04/06/2016
American women are a bit more optimistic about their financial futures compared to a year ago, according to a new survey from investment management firm BlackRock.
04/06/2016
With an average salary of $443,000 annually, orthopedists are the highest paid physician type, according to a new compensation report from Medscape, followed by cardiologists ($410,000), dermatologists ($381,000) and gastroenterologists (380,000).
04/06/2016
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets to pay for expenses related to the disease, reports the AP in “Caregivers of People with Dementia Face Financial Hardships.”
04/01/2016
Executive Director positions are sought out by many professionals passionate about senior living. The job itself has many challenges and equally as many, if not more, rewards. But what does an Executive Director do after several successful years at the position?
03/30/2016
Led by Dr. Dilip V. Jeste, one of the preeminent thought leaders in the area of successful aging, this EDLI session shares recent research findings on the physical, psychological, and health related impacts of aging. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the various components of successful aging and how senior housing communities can offer an ideal environment for helping residents lead meaningful, healthy lives as they age.
03/29/2016
Aggregating valuable metrics to better understand the senior living industry is key to its success. Argentum once again has partnered with the American Seniors Housing Association, National Investment Corporation (NIC), National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge to urge providers to complete the 2016 State of Seniors Housing survey.
03/29/2016
It’s the last week to register for the early bird rate for Argentum’s upcoming Senior Living Executive Conference. Staying abreast of industry changes, sharing best practices and exploring critical issues are vital to senior living executives. You’ll find all this and more at Argentum 2016: Senior Living Executive Conference, the first under our new association name.
03/29/2016
A fear of thinking about death is a key reason that more than half of American households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their standards of living if they retire at age 65.
03/29/2016
The U.S. market for active aging technology includes 85 million Americans, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association and its related CTA Foundation.
03/29/2016
The world’s population is aging but the pace of aging has not been uniform, according to a new government report examining aging patterns across the globe.
03/22/2016
The Department of Labor March 14 sent the final “White Collar” rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Typically, OMB can take up to three months of review before the final rule is published. After publication, employers will have 60 days to comply with the rule. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can evaluate the rule before it goes into effect during those 60 days.
03/22/2016
Argentum has introduced a first generation of quality standards addressing consumer and resident rights, safety, quality improvement, workforce and regulatory compliance. They are designed to complement state laws and regulations governing the operations of senior living communities. Over time, the standards will include collection of key quality indicators to benchmark and track a community’s quality improvement.
03/22/2016
The increasing burden of chronic disease is the single most important threat to the health of American families and a drain on the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
03/22/2016
The Health and Human Services Department invites nominations for membership to the secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, also known as Healthy People 2030.
03/18/2016
The Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) is an intensive four-day educational experience designed specifically for executive directors of senior living communities. Argentum has developed a curriculum that combines a rigorous academic grounding with real world application to enhance and enrich the work of the executive director in his or her leadership role in their senior living community.
03/17/2016
The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a brief focusing on information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American elders, particularly involving financial exploitation and psychological abuse.
03/17/2016
The U.S. Administration on Aging is planning on offering up to eight two-year grants for evidence-based falls prevention programs.
03/17/2016
Argentum state partner New York ALFA joined state lawmakers and other advocacy groups such as AARP to call for inclusion of a state-facilitated, payroll-deduction workplace savings plan, in the new state budget.
03/17/2016
Mike Pochowski has joined Argentum’s Public Policy team as senior director of public policy. Pochowski brings extensive knowledge of the senior living industry and its regulatory environment throughout all the states. He previously served as director of government affairs for Brookdale’s Legal Department for 13 years. Pochowski has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.
03/17/2016
Three million Americans receive care in U.S. nursing homes and skilled nursing communities each year and nearly 1 million reside in assisted living communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s been estimated that 1 to 3 million serious infections occur annually in long-term care settings, and as many as 380,000 people die of the infections every year.
03/11/2016
The life of a billionaire must be pretty awesome, there’s no doubt about that. It’s not a cakewalk, though. In fact, some of the world’s wealthiest and most successful people have also had the greatest challenges to overcome. One of the biggest differences between the super successful and the average person might be their resilience.
03/09/2016
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds its state partner in Florida for successfully advocating for legislation enabling assisted living communities to use safer, more modern safety codes.
03/09/2016
ALFA PAC is now Silver PAC. The new name was chosen to enhance Argentum’s recognition on Capitol Hill. Argentum, which is derived from the Latin word for silver, conveys strength while giving a nod to the “silver generation” that Argentum’s members serve. The name Silver PAC gives the industry a distinct and recognizable name while advocating on behalf of the senior living industry and our residents.
03/09/2016
Argentum is pleased to announce that beloved NPR host Diane Rehm, legendary ABC News White House correspondent Anne Compton, and captivating storyteller Soledad O’Brien will share their talents and insight at the Senior Living Executive Conference at the Denver Convention Center May 9-12. Early bird registration is available through the end of March at argentumconference.org.
03/09/2016
The potential for long-term care cost can have a negative impact on retirement readiness, especially for low and middle-income households, according to a report from the General Accountability Office examining workers’ retirement savings.
03/09/2016
State laws mandating flu vaccines for health care workers increase their vaccination rates, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine.
03/04/2016
Instead of relying on your manager to move your career forward, take steps to get there on your own.
03/01/2016
The Argentum Hero Awards honor extraordinary senior living professionals who serve older adults in professionally managed senior living communities across the country. Each year the Argentum Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in senior living.
03/01/2016
Argentum and OnShift have unveiled a three-year corporate partnership focused on driving excellence in the senior living workforce. OnShift and Argentum will work together on the development of data-driven research, innovative resources and best practices to give senior living providers new tools and insights to improve workforce strategies.
03/01/2016
A new survey predicts health information technology departments will spend less in 2016, but it’s because more have met federal requirements under the electronic health record incentive payment program.
03/01/2016
The National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging is holding a webinar March 3 at 3 p.m. ET. "Falls Prevention for Adults Aging with Disabilities."
02/26/2016
People go to conferences for various reasons: Gaining knowledge and insight, seeing a new city, having an adventure, impressing their boss, scoring a trip away from their children paid for by the company. And, of course, networking.
02/24/2016
The Argentum Hero Awards honor extraordinary senior living professionals who serve older adults in professionally managed senior living communities across the country. Each year the Argentum Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in senior living.
02/24/2016
The number of older Americans who live alone has dropped since 1990, generally because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or children, according to new research from the Pew Research Center.
02/24/2016
In a review of multiple studies on financial abuse conducted in countries around the world, “it appears that financial abuse is either the most or second most common type of elder abuse,” according to a new research paper on the topic published in the Public Policy & Aging Report.
02/24/2016
The nation needs a universal catastrophic insurance program, clear private and public roles for long-term care financing while policymakers redefine Medicaid long term services and supports, encourage private long-term care insurance initiatives, increase retirement savings and improve public education on long-term care, according to a new report from the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution.
02/24/2016
Ninety-four percent of older adults in the United States have age-related damage to at least one sense, with the most prevalent loss related to a sense of taste.
02/19/2016
If you were overlooked for a raise this year, you may have the power to reverse your fortunes. Here are four reasons why your boss didn't give you a raise and what to do differently next year.
02/17/2016
One of Argentum’s key imperatives is to more deeply understand best practices in memory care. To help meet that goal, Argentum has launched an initiative to help identify innovative practices in dementia care. We plan to present those findings in a new, informative white paper to be released this year.
02/17/2016
Memory care caregivers are interested in using emerging new technologies to help them with offering excellent care, but awareness of technologies currently available to them is relatively low, according to a new study published in the journal Gerontechnology.
02/17/2016
Argentum’s Massachusetts state partner Mass-ALFA hosted a successful advocacy day in Boston Jan. 27. Mass-ALFA coordinated a day for their members to march at the commonwealth’s capitol to advocate for dignity and choice for seniors.
02/17/2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule requiring a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to meet face-to-face with a practitioner, which may occur via telehealth as implemented by the state.
02/17/2016
Most family caregivers provide unpaid medical aid and other services to loved ones while compromising their own financial, physical and mental health, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
02/12/2016
Rounding the half-century mark? It’s time to make some defensive moves to sustain your career success. “Some people automatically assume 50-something workers are resting on their laurels and coasting through to retirement,” says Amy Glaser, senior vice president at worldwide employment agency Adecco Staffing.
02/11/2016
Every experience your residents have inside your restaurant can determine the success of your community. From the stickiness of your tables to whether your bathrooms are well stocked and clean it all starts with your employees. With high turnover rates in the food service industry, it can be difficult to maintain a proper level of training and motivation with employees, which can lead to improper cleaning procedures and potential food safety issues.
02/09/2016
The senior living industry will need to recruit 1.2 million new employees by 2025 and must be poised to create working environments and career paths attractive for these workers, according to the new Argentum report “Getting to 2025: A Roadmap for the Senior Living Industry."
02/09/2016
The White House has requested a $2.076 billion 2017 budget for the Administration for Community Living, an increase of $28.4 million over the FY 2016 actual budget.
02/09/2016
The Institute of Medicine has released a brief about meeting the dietary needs of older adults, examining the need for new paradigms to meet their needs and by examining the meaning of “healthy aging.”
02/09/2016
A couple in their 60s can expect to pay between 7 to 10 percent less in 2016 when purchasing long term care insurance (PDF) when compared to a year ago, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.
02/05/2016
Today's job hunter should likewise focus on one thing: networking. Will you think about its importance for your current and future career? While nobody can predict with certainty which career will be right for you, it is a pretty sure bet that you'll find it and progress over time if you develop your networking skills.
02/03/2016
While there’s no single solution to address the growing appetite for affordable long-term services and supports that would be politically or financially tenable, a series of programmatic changes could help, according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.
02/03/2016
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next 10 years, concurrently with an increase in the number of the nation’s older adults.
02/03/2016
The National Institutes of Health has launched a public health campaign on the link between hypertension and cognitive decline and dementia.
02/03/2016
Be sure to wash your hands on Sunday before any high-fives at a Super Bowl party, says a Cornell University economist who found that geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl experienced an 18 percent increase in flu-related deaths among adults over 65.
02/03/2016
Eating more seafood is not linked to a likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and in fact may help in preventing cognitive decline, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The concern had been raised due to the high level of mercury found in fish. The study examined the donated brains of 286 deceased individuals who reported their dietary habits in the years before their death.
02/03/2016
Argentum has announced a key first step in defining a model for quality and accountability in senior living by introducing a first generation of quality standards.
01/29/2016
What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common? Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. All have reputations as innovators who pioneered new business models, products, or services that created billions of dollars in value. But there’s one thing that distinguishes...
01/26/2016
Four years into a grant program enabling states to implement background check programs for long-term care employees, a new government study has found the 25 participating states have achieved varying levels of program implementation.
01/26/2016
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices, encouraging manufacturers to address cybersecurity throughout a product’s lifecycle.
01/26/2016
The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging has issued a statement reminding seniors and their families of persistent scams during tax season.
01/26/2016
Earlier claiming of Social Security benefits by men and women has detrimental effects on widowed seniors, particularly.
01/26/2016
The Administration for Community Living is hosting a webinar next month “Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers: Gaps and Opportunities.”
01/22/2016
The January buzz is New Year's resolutions. But this can get old fast as you recall past years and unfulfilled resolutions. You may ask yourself what the point is in making resolutions when you know that you won't satisfy them. Stop right there. It's time to change that mindset.
01/20/2016
Argentum is conducting a survey to better understand issues, events, and developments that will shape the senior living industry in 2025. The first phase of this research initiative was an open-ended questionnaire, offering respondents a chance to raise any and all issues they believe will be important to the senior living industry in 2025.
01/20/2016
A Utah lawmaker is reviving a bill that would permit residents of assisted living communities, or their representatives, to install cameras in their rooms but the issue raises privacy concerns for residents and visitors, reports the Deseret News.
01/20/2016
Only about half of full-time private sector workers, or about 49 percent, participate in a workplace retirement plan and about 58 percent have access to such a plan, according to data analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
01/20/2016
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has issued new guidelines designed to make it easier for patients to access their medical records.
01/20/2016
Senior living communities could reduce emergency department visits by implementing telemedicine, according to a new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
01/15/2016
We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego’s James Fowler and Harvard’s Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, the probability that you will be happier rises by 25%.
01/13/2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lacks comprehensive planning and oversight to ensure that its 72 health care workforce agency programs meet national healthcare workforce needs, according to a new government report.
01/13/2016
U.S. healthcare costs are disproportionately concentrated among older adults with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations, with disparities particularly pronounced in the United States compared to eight other countries finds a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.
01/13/2016
Senior living culinary operations experts share some of their tips for trimming dining costs throughout communities without sacrificing quality in Senior Living Executive magazine’s “10 Tips for Trimming Dining Costs.”
01/13/2016
Argentum Update readers are invited to explore the Argentum Membership and Marketing Planner to access the new 2016 membership benefits package, this year’s events calendar, Senior Living Executive magazine editorial calendar, information on the new Executive Director Certification program, and more. Senior Living Executive Conference sponsorship opportunities, magazine, and digital advertising rates for 2016 are also available at www.argentum.org/marketingplanner.
01/08/2016
It's a sad reality, but age discrimination against older workers is an issue that exists across many industries. Officially, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against people who are 40 or older. This is a difficult law to enforce, and workers age 50 or older sometimes feel that employers are biased against them. The solution: Use your age to your advantage. Here are six ways to effectively tackle age discrimination.
01/05/2016
Argentum in late December sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining its support for agency efforts in ensuring proper handling of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in a long term care setting but expressing concern over certain language in a proposed rule.
01/05/2016
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate for meaningful laws and regulations and try to prevent passage of reform that would negatively impact the senior living industry.
01/05/2016
The White House Conference on Aging has released its final report from a year-long dialogue with older Americans, families, caregivers, and advocates that resulted in a July 13, 2015 conference highlighting key issues in this arena. Four common themes emerged as particularly important to older Americans: retirement security, healthy aging, long-term services and supports, and elder justice, according to the White House.
01/05/2016
The Administration for Community Living has announced the 2016 Older Americans Month theme – Blaze a Trail.
01/04/2016
The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our 2016 Fall Conference and Trade Show, the biggest annual conference dedicated to assisted and senior living in New England! Please submit your request no later than February 10th to be considered for this year’s conference.
12/22/2015
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last year’s most widely read topics include reports on assisted living pricing, international opportunities for senior living providers, and future trends in the industry.
12/22/2015
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate for meaningful laws and regulations and try to prevent passage of reform that would negatively impact the senior living industry.
12/22/2015
During the holidays, adult children often discover during their visits home just how poorly mom is coping now that dad is gone. That realization sparks an influx of inquiries online as families begin to research care options. Community websites and Internet directories see a surge in inquiries in January, with increases of 50 percent or even more compared to November and December.
12/21/2015
The United States needs to strengthen its efforts to better protect the country from new infectious diseases, according to a new study that found states are lacking in their efforts. More than half of all states scored a five or lower out of 10 key indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to outbreaks.
12/21/2015
The National Institutes of Health has released its annual report 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure,” detailing NIH supported and conducted Alzheimer’s disease research initiatives.
12/18/2015
We are in the final days of 2015, but it is never too late to end the year on a high note. We often make resolutions for the new year in January, but why not start now? Here's how to generate a plan and set realistic goals to make your career resolutions stick.
12/16/2015
30-60-90-Day Plans are like miracle workers in job interviews. They show your potential new boss that you have focus, drive, energy, initiative, and dedication to success. They elevate your conversation about the job to more significant problem-solving discussions between professionals (rather than a flaw-seeking Q&A interrogation).
12/14/2015
The pressure that the aging of America places on the nation is not evenly distributed among all states, according to a new report on healthiest states from the United Health Foundation and American Public Health Association.
12/14/2015
The National Institute on Aging offers a free toolkit to spur healthy aging and research participation by older adults. NIA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Administration for Community Living, are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their caregivers to consider participating in research.
12/14/2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansion effort.
12/14/2015
Registration for the American Health Lawyers Association program “Long Term Care and the Law” is now open for the event, February 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.
12/11/2015
Use the next few weeks wisely so that you can finish 2015 feeling clear, focused, and organized when the year comes to an inevitable close. (If you’re job hunting, this is an especially good time to get your ducks in a row because January is one of the best times to apply for a new job.)
12/09/2015
Argentum is conducting a survey to better understand issues, events, and developments that will shape the senior living industry in 2025.
12/09/2015
The majority of residents living in residential care communities, or 53 percent, are age 85 and older, show the latest data from the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.
12/09/2015
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which has a mission to protect the investing public against fraud and best practices, has just wrapped up a comment period on proposed rules addressing the financial exploitation of seniors and other potentially vulnerable adults.
12/09/2015
The Senate Special Committee on Aging this week is holding a hearing on the sudden price spikes in off-patent drugs. Witnesses offering their perspectives on the issue before the committee include a John Hopkins professor of health policy and management, the director of drug information services at the University of Utah Health Care, a professor of clinical and translational research...

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04/19/2016
The New York office of Hines and Welltower Inc. announced that they have closed on the acquisition of a development site at 139 E. 56th Street on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and 56th Street in midtown Manhattan. Existing commercial structures on the site will be demolished to make way for construction of a 15-story senior living community with retail at the base.
04/12/2016
Integral Senior Living (ISL)knows well that living a vibrant life at any age is a life worth living. Now the senior living management company is taking the idea of vibrant living a step further by making it easier for residents to be vibrant with its new Vibrant Life® program. In April, ISL is rolling out this innovative program throughout all its communities.
04/06/2016
National Health Investors, Inc. announced that it has purchased 8 skilled nursing communities in Texas for $118.5 million totaling 931 apartments. The communities are currently operated by NHI’s existing tenant, Legend Healthcare. Legend has elected to transition all of its current operations to a new operator and NHI has agreed to enter into a new 15-year master lease with affiliates of The Ensign Group, Inc. for an initial annual amount of $17.75 million.
04/03/2016
Dina Kelly has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing, the company announced. The move is part of a contemplated restructuring of the sales and marketing department. Kelly joined Senior Lifestyle in 2012.
03/29/2016
Silverstone Healthcare Co. will break ground on its new North Dallas senior housing community. HarborChase of the Park Cities is on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway at Sherry Lane in Preston Center. Harbor Retirement Associates will manage the community upon opening in fall 2017.

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