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Although senior living communities advertise as offering the cruise-ship lifestyle, this lifestyle is not reducing the loneliness and depression that residents may experience upon joining a community. Recent research shows that one way of reducing these mental health issues is by adopting an activity program that fosters resident engagement instead of entertainment.
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.
Change is coming to senior living. It’s coming from multiple angles and affecting every aspect of the industry, from senior living providers to the companies that support them.
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: Willis is closely following legislative developments on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA, renewed as TRIPRA in 2007), an extremely important issue for our clients. We can now report further progress in the on-going discussion on Capitol Hill related to the renewal of the federal government's terrorism insurance backstop (TRIPA).
When choosing an electricity supply contract, customers have several price options. A fixed-price supply contract stipulates that the customer pays the same price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for all electricity consumed during the contract term. Ensuring budget certainty, a fixed-price contract allows the customer to estimate its supply costs each year by multiplying projected usage by the fixed-price per kWh.
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