Senior Housing News

Sep. 10, 2013

Senior living success depends on more than bricks and mortar

Technology implementation is a business imperative for senior living organizations of all sizes going forward, technology experts say, especially for those who want to capture markets outside the traditional bricks and mortar. "We're all faced with the same challenge: Bricks and mortar will only go so far, and we can't build enough to meet emerging need," says Kari Olson, chief information officer at Front Porch and president of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing. "All of us will need to extend our services. The marketplace wants to see services outside of walls."

Senior living providers seek cure for 'Someday Syndrome'

Senior living providers are seeking ways to counteract the double-edged sword of revenue loss that happens when seniors put off a move into a community — upping the average incoming age of residents while decreasing the average length of stay — and some are using their existing residents to help. Much of the delay trend is driven by the economic recession and housing market crash, both of which affected not just the industry but also consumer psyche.

10 tips for reducing the risk of employment-related litigation

By D. Albert Brannen

This article offers tips for minimizing or avoiding employment-related liability. These tips apply even to employers who may not have enough employees to be covered by the major federal employment laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Nonprofit senior-housing developer turns focus to healthcare

The nation's largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing for senior citizens is poised to continue its model of offering medical care and other services to people where they live. Along with continuing-care retirement campuses, assisted-living centers, nursing homes, home health care and hospice, National Church Residences also has on-site primary-care services at a number of residences and offers health care at adult day-care centers.

Nursing home slapped with $1.5 million fine over smoking policy enforcement, supervision

A Virginia nursing home faces a $1.45 million verdict in a negligence suit involving a former resident who sustained severe burns. In June 2011, Joseph Roberts sustained severe burns while residing at Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fredericksburg. Staff allegedly left Roberts unattended outside the facility while he smoked a cigarette, which led to the fire, according to reports. Roberts died in June, at the age of 49; the death was not related to his burns.

Senior & Assisted Living Nurse Call for Emergency Communications

Fast and efficient communication is vital when caring for and ensuring the safety of the elderly or those in need of long term assisted care. Possessing an easy-to-use and thoroughly dependable nurse call system for emergency communications can make all the difference when responding to an emergency and saving a life. Keep your residents safe and independent with the high quality senior and assisted living nurse call systems available from Cornell Communications.

Contact the professional emergency communication systems experts at Cornell Communications today for information about our high quality senior and assisted living nurse call systems and wireless emergency response systems.

Come visit Cornell at the 64th AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo

Four days of learning, networking, and fun await you in Phoenix! These four days will give you the information and the inspiration you need to make your business soar. Join us in the beautiful Arizona desert for information-packed education sessions, inspiring general sessions and an interactive Expo Hall. The 64th Annual AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo is the must-attend event for long term and post-acute care professionals.

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