Assisted Living Provider Responds to Controversial Program

If you didn’t hear about the recent PBS Frontline special that put Emeritus Senior Living in the hot seat (or, as some might even say, under the bus), you can read all about it in our post, Assisted Living ...

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Why No Two Assisted Living Communities Are Alike

Assisted living is a business, whether it is run by a for-profit or not-for-profit company. Though it may be difficult to think of a place that provides personal care for older adults as such, it is the truth. However, it’...

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Why Assisted Living Is a Good Idea

Maybe you’ve heard all the reasons why assisted living is not the place your older relatives or friends want to be. But what about the positive aspects of choosing assisted living?

Certainly there are communities that may not be ...

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Long Term Care Insurance: Risky Business?

As several types of senior housing are often private pay only, some consumers have turned to long term care insurance as a way to cover the cost. However, recent reports of a downgraded stock rating for Genworth Financial, a major ...

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Meals for Seniors At Home Make a Difference

A recent article from New York Times’ New Old Age blog speaks to the simplicity and value of Meals on Wheels, a program which started in the 1960s and has served millions of seniors since.

Per the article, the program’...

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Consumer Choice 101: Types of Assisted Living Communities

Though it may be unsettling to think of a place that provides personal care for seniors as a business, that is the reality of assisted living in today’s marketplace. There are pros and cons to this model, but ultimately, ...

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New Partnership Fosters Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Vancouver Senior Living Residents

Founded by Chuck and Karen Lytle, Leisure Care senior living has been an active presence in the industry for 30 years. Currently operated by Dan Madsen, Seattle-based Leisure Care is among the nation’s largest privately-owned retirement and assisted living companies, with over 40 retirement communities throughout the western US and Canada (and a few new projects in the pipeline too).

A reputation for providing innovative and superior service precedes Leisure Care, ...

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Meet the Assisted Living Team

When you choose assisted living, you become part of a community that is specifically designed to care for you as your needs change. While each assisted living community is unique, most employ the following:

Executive Director/Administrator – oversees the operations of the community and the management team (marketing director, human resources director, etc.).
Director of Nursing – manages the facility’s health care team and works with families/individuals to create/...

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Expansion Plans for Five Star Senior Living

On Monday, May 16th, Five Star Quality Care announced plans for substantial expansion involving a total of 28 senior living communities nationwide, along with the acquisition of six senior living communities in Indiana. Additionally, Five Star is assuming operations for 20 senior living communities in the Southeast.

Five Star Senior Living is one of three primary operating divisions of Five Star Quality Care. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, Five Star Senior Living owns ...

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Aegis Senior Living Experiences Growth Spurt

New York is not the only place experiencing dramatic assisted living industry growth (remember that May 11 post?). A private, family-owned company based in Redmond, Washington, Aegis Senior Living, has also seen a tremendous increase in the need for services in their region. They have responded to the demand by doubling the pace of development. Generally, Aegis Senior Living has added two retirement communities annually; currently, there are four local projects ...

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