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The New Revolution in Senior Activity Programs: It’s About Engagement Not Just Entertainment

February 1, 2016

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 m

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Senior Living Inquiries Spike in January

December 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 Intern

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How Does Your Senior Living Community Stack Up?

September 8, 2015

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.

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Willis Senior Living Special Alert – December 2014

December 10, 2014

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 disc

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Are Fixed-Price Electricity Supply Contracts Really Fixed?

July 31, 2014

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 budg

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Rethinking the Value of Your Community’s Landscapes

April 22, 2014

“Breaking the stereotype” is how Jeff Getek, a public affairs manager for Erickson Living, describes his company’s philosophy that senior living communities don’t have to compromise between being stewards of the environment and providing their residents w

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Commission on Long Term Care Points to Senior Care Funding Crisis

August 21, 2013

The Commission on Long Term Care appointed by Congress to study and make recommendations about the rapidly escalating crisis facing Americans and their ability to pay for long term care, met for the first time in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 27th and

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6 Steps to Reduce Energy Costs: Best Practices for Energy Management

July 16, 2013

What is the average cost of your senior living community’s electricity bill? Who’s in charge of reviewing and paying your community’s monthly electric bills? The total cost of your electricity bill depends on a variety of factors. Here are some considerat

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Multiple States Introduce Laws To Stimulate Private Pay Dollars

July 2, 2013

Multiple States Introduce Laws To Stimulate Private Pay Dollars By Endorsing The Conversion Of A Life Insurance Policy Into A Long Term Care Benefit Plan. Eight major states have introduced ground breaking consumer laws in 2013 to help seniors gain more c

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Tips for Approaching the Topic of Assisted Living With an Older Adult

May 9, 2013

Most people prefer to age in place in their own homes, studies show — but reality proves that’s not always possible. This clash often brings family members to an awkward juncture. They need to broach the possibility of alternative living arrangements wit

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Growing Industry and Political Support for Converting Life Policies to Pay for Senior Living

April 8, 2013

10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day and the United States must find ways to address the costs of funding health care for the “Silver Tsunami” era. New private pay approaches to fund long term care must be encouraged, and converting life insuranc

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The Bottom Line on Energy Reduction Efforts

January 15, 2013

Energy is a leading operational cost for senior living communities. From electricity bills to energy efficient equipment, senior living providers are responsible for managing energy components on a daily basis. As 2013 begins, you should consider all of t

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