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Report — Nursing homes' profits to plunge with more cuts
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Nursing homes are on a track toward negative profit if Congress passes certain end-of-the-year legislation, and it could affect the level of services that are offered, according to analysis by The Moran Company on behalf of the American Health Care Association. More

5 employee respite care ideas that will curb turnover
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As the activities director at a suburban Philadelphia assisted living community, Michelle Seitzer says she had no balance in my life and quickly burned out. "I got a really bad case of what some industry professionals are now calling compassion fatigue," Seitzer says. In this post, she lists five ideas for employee respite care that she says will lead to happier staff members and less turnover. More

Growing aging population stresses resources
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Carmen Fees is director of nursing at Philip Health Services, which she calls "the only game in town" between the South Dakota cities of Rapid City and Pierre. Fees has been in the nursing home business for 10 years, she said, and her nursing home population has gotten older and older. The Philip nursing home has 30 beds to serve a rural population of 5,000 people. Those are always full, and there is usually a 10-person waiting list, Fees said. More

Boomers revamp their homes to avoid nursing facilities
The Fiscal Times via Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As gerontologist Jeffery P. Rosenfeld and architect Wid Chapman found in their new book "Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life," baby boomers are finding ways to extend their independent-living years by remaining active, retrofitting homes with universal design elements.The Fiscal Times talked with Rosenfeld about boomers' changing views on aging into new living spaces. More

Arizona town sees plans for 300 to 500 person community
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A large senior-living community planned in south Gilbert, Ariz., would provide independent- and assisted-living, memory-care and hospice services for 300 to 500 people, according to plans recently unveiled before the Planning Commission. The community will have a fully contained, 24-hour nursing staff, dining hall, recreation center and lake, and will employ 50 to 75 people. More

10 years, $100,000: Senior community helps military families
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After 9/11 shook up the country, a small senior community decided to dedicate time, money and supplies to the men and women of the Mountain Home Air Force Base 366th Fighter Wing. Now, 10 years later, Silvercrest Estates II in Nampa, Idaho, has partnered with corporate sponsors to give a total of about $100,000 — plus food, clothes, diapers, toys and blankets — to military families going through a period of financial need. More

Report: India's realty sector must focus on elderly
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Jones Lang LaSalle India's new research report has underlined the need for realty sector to focus on the needs of the elderly — an area which has largely been ignored and remains unexploited. The report says that an analysis of 135 urban centers found that seniors represent 12.8 million households. Demand for formal senior living facilities from across varying income sections stood at 312,000 units. Tier-3 cities' demands comprised 49 percent, whereas Tier-1 cities and Tier-2 cities comprised 35 percent and 16 percent of the demand respectively. More

Analysis: Community care program saves Medicaid dollars
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The Money Follows the Person movement, which uses federal grant money to save Medicaid dollars by transitioning the program's beneficiaries out of institutions and back into their homes or communities, saw a turning point in 2011 with nearly 17,000 transitions, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured reports. More

Grubb & Ellis rejects hostile bid from American Realty
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Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II said in a recent regulatory filing that it had rejected an unsolicited, conditional offer from American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc. to buy all of the REIT's outstanding shares at $9.01 a share. The Grubb & Ellis REIT is raising money from investors at $10 a share. More


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