Regulatory Changes in Florida Assisted Living Homes May Provoke Shutdowns

Florida’s troubled assisted living communities are making headlines yet again. This time, the Orlando Business Journal reports that “the regulatory hammer is poised to fall” on a number of facilities who would not be able to sustain costs related ...

 
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Q & A About Assisted Living Costs and Care

Determining whether assisted living is the best option for a loved one is much easier when you know more about it. Because it is still a relatively new and always evolving care category, many approach it with a range of ...

 
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How to Find Assisted Living Homes for Your Loved Ones

As nearly 1 million people now reside in assisted living homes across the country (per data from the National Center on Assisted Living), it is certainly holding its ground as a popular option for seniors today. But just as each assisted ...

 
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Florida Senate Report Demands Assisted Living Regulation Overhaul

In July, we reported on Florida’s assisted living regulation woes, announcing Governor Rick Scott’s appointment of a task force to work on troubled facilities where abuse, neglect, and questionable deaths had been reported.

Florida was one of many ...

 
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Fall Prevention Awareness Day: What Seniors, Caregivers Need to Know

Today, September 23rd, is Fall Prevention Awareness Day – appropriately tied to the first official day of the new season.

Although fall prevention efforts should be made year-round, a change of season is a good time to remind caregivers and older ...

 
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Study Finds Alzheimer’s Care Best in Small Assisted Living Homes

For the 80 million people affected by dementia around the globe, specialized care in smaller, more intimate settings is best, says a new study published in September’s Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Residents of two “group living units” (which were part ...

 
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Fall Activities at Assisted Living Residences

There’s a chill in the air, nights are getting longer, and many have woken to lawns and roofs glistening with the first frost: fall is almost here.

Though the season’s official start is September 23rd, stores are already ...

 
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An Overview of Assisted Living Resident Rights

Not much thought is given to the Bill of Rights or the  U.S. Constitution until we feel our freedoms have been violated. Though we may take it for granted, Americans are privileged to have certain inalienable rights.

Accordingly, residents ...

 
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New Scorecard for Assisted Living & Senior Care Raises the Bar

Long-term care providers and consumers across the nation are tuning in to a new AARP report, which includes a scorecard evaluating quality of care and services, according to a recent public policy news brief from ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of ...

 
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Celebrating Special Occasions in Assisted Living

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 11th, and National Assisted Living Week kicks off then too. You can bet that assisted living communities across the country will be celebrating accordingly in the days ahead.

But nationally-headlined special occasions aside, moving ...

 
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