The Secret to Better Care for Senior Living Residents

A national survey from CareerBuilder revealed that 59% of healthcare hiring organizations believe the “difficulty finding and hiring nurses and allied health workers hurts the quality of care that patients (residents) receive,” says senior housing blogger Steve Moran in this post.

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Getting Ready for Assisted Living Week

It's that time again: on September 8th, seniors, community members, volunteers, employees and families across the country will celebrate National Assisted Living Week 2013. A theme of Homemade Happiness provides the focal point for the week's events and activities, one that ...

 
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National Survey Reveals What Seniors Want

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What do seniors want? And what does our country need to meet their demands? The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partnered with UnitedHealthcare and USA Today to examine ...

 
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The Insider’s Guide to Assisted Living Regulations

Every March, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) updates a document called the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review. If there have been any changes to a state’s assisted living regulations, they are recorded in this document. The 2013 edition ...

 
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Getting to Know Senior Care Communities, Nationally

Introducing the NSLTCP, short for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. It’s a relatively new initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committed to gathering information from the long-term care field for planning and policymaking purposes (...

 
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Massachusetts Retirement Community Wins National Awards

The National Association of Home Builders chose North Hill, an innovative retirement community in the Boston, Massachusetts region, for several awards in their Best of 50+ Housing competition. The awards were issued at a ceremony recently held in Las Vegas during ...

 
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Inspiring Creativity in Assisted Living: The 2013 ALFA Art Showcase

Another year, another national art showcase open for submissions. Announcing the 2013 contest from the Assisted Living Federation of America, in which senior living residents from across the country are invited to submit photos of original artwork with a chance to ...

 
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Benefits Checkup: National Programs Helping Seniors

Paying for prescriptions, food, and the monthly utility bills is a challenge for seniors on a fixed income. Sadly, it’s more serious than that: the National Council on Aging estimates that over 13 million older adults “live in or on ...

 
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The Senior Caregiver Toolbox

When you become a caregiver, there is no party to celebrate your new role, no packet that arrives in the mail to congratulate you, no professional who arrives at your home to inform you on what to do. When your ...

 
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National Organization Releases List of Assisted Living Deficiencies

Today’s earlier post spoke to the 5 “must-knows” of assisted living, the essential facts consumers should understand before choosing a community for a loved one or themselves (read it here). A community’s ratings -- or record -- was among ...

 
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