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Managing the Biggest Community Expenses: Labor, Food & Energy

October 31, 2017

The elements of operational expenditure are discrete, quantifiable, and eminently manageable. Labor. Food. Energy. Each can be addressed as a unique problem set. The brightest operators—along with the sharpest vendors—have come up with a whole menu of options when it comes to managing costs in each of these critical areas, from waste in the kitchen,…

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2017 Largest Providers

October 31, 2017

The senior living industry has continued to evolve and expand since Senior Living Executive began publishing the annual largest providers list two decades ago. In that time, companies have been bought and sold, consolidated, reorganized, rebranded, expanded, contracted, and folded altogether. This year’s largest provider, Brookdale, became, by far, the largest player in the industry…

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Argentum Member Workforce Survey

October 18, 2017

Senior Living Executive surveyed Argentum members to gather data on recruitment practices and retention of senior living professionals. We received over 200 responses, from predominantly management and senior-level positions, to inquiries relating to demographics, length of employment in senior living, employment in other industries, and projected desire to remain in senior living, among other questions.…

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Innovation Plus Outreach Critical to Meet the Coming Wave in Memory Care

August 25, 2017

Watch out for the “hockey stick.” That’s the metaphor for the shape data takes on a chart when there’s a sharp uptick ahead. And that’s what the numbers on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia look like from this moment until 2050: going up, and fast. How can senior living leaders prepare for this abrupt spike in…

Research Article

‘Brain Speed’ Aids in Preventing Senior Falls

January 4, 2017

A team of researchers set out to discover whether and why an older adult successfully recovers from a stumble, finding that it’s not only lower limb strength, perception of limb position but also “brain speed” or complex and simple reaction times.

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CMS Unveils Consumer Websites for Comparing Rehab Facilities, LTC Hospitals

December 22, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled two new websites for consumers that include information about the quality of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals.

Research Article

Hawaii Is Healthiest State, Mississippi Has Most Room for Improvement

December 20, 2016

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing that the nation is experiencing declines in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and the uninsured, but c

Research Article

Argentum Encourages Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

December 20, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Health Care Executives See Staffing, Drug Costs as 2017 Challenges

December 6, 2016

Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.

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House Panel Reviews Spike in Federal Long-Term Care Insurance

December 6, 2016

A House subcommittee last week held a hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program, which recently came under fire for significantly higher premiums for federal workers.

Research Article

CDC: Nearly 30 Percent of Older Adults Report Falling

December 1, 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data, from 2014, revealing the magnitude of the issue.

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GAO: Extent of Elder Abuse by Guardians Largely Unknown

December 1, 2016

The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently released a new report by the Government Accountability Office on guardianship abuse.

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