Category Archives: Living Assisted Industry News

Dogs, Cats, and Mom

We’ve heard the stories of therapy dogs working wonders at hospitals. Besides being a cute diversion, studies show they offer tangible health benefits – see one random article discussing health benefits here. There are pet friendly homes already but not everyone … Continue reading

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Top Chef – Senior Edition

Sunrise Senior Living setup a cooking challenge for the chefs in its various facilities to see who could “develop healthy, creative and delicious recipes that incorporated Sunrise’s high standards of proper nutrition for seniors.”  The winning submission came from Bob … Continue reading

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An Alarming Trend in Retiree Health Benefits

First IBM.  Now Time Warner.  In what is likely to be an accelerating trend, each of these companies in the last week has publicly announced a plan to stop paying directly for retiree health benefits.  Rather than paying for these … Continue reading

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People Matter!

An article on Senior Housing News’ website discusses a survey conducted by the Assisted Living Federation of America this month and found a 95% quality of life satisfaction rating among seniors in assisted living communities.  Also, according to the article, workers … Continue reading

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The Spotlight Works!

There is a great example coming from central Illinois that oversight can be effective.  The Maple Ridge Care Center in Lincoln was highlighted in newpaper articles for deficient care; they responded by changing ownership, changing names, and changing their attitude! There may be a few more … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Loomis

Scary news out of Loomis, California. Two residents have passed away and four other people are hospitalized after eating soup made by one of the employees. Early reports seem to suggest a well intentioned employee made soup using toxic mushrooms … Continue reading

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