Kathryn Brod

Financial Ratios and Trend Analysis: 2012 Report Suggests Operational Strengthening

The 20th publication of Financial Ratios & Trend Analysis of CARF-CCAC Accredited Communities suggests that accredited organizations have weathered the recent economic turbulence by keeping…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Moneyball Approach to Seniors Housing Sales

As documented in Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball, Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane was famous for using overlooked evidence to project which players would…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Predicting Nursing Home Demand

Being able to predict short- and long-term demand for nursing home care is important for the industry and for policy makers. This article reports on…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Brief Intervention to Improve Psychological Fitness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

A pilot study involving 96 members of a retirement community tested the efficacy of a brief intervention to improve psychological skills in order to improve…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Functional Independence & Satisfaction with Assisted Living
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Providers of assisted living (AL) serve residents by balancing their need for support and their desire for independence. It is important for AL providers to…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Resident Rights & the Census in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The decennial census (occurring every ten years) by the US Census Bureau provides crucial policy and planning information. It is important to incorporate the nursing…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Physical Design and Resident-Centered Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The last two decades have seen a change in nursing home care toward an emphasis on resident autonomy and dignity, as well as increase social…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Factors Associated with LTC Planning

Survey research suggests that most adults do not plan ahead for long-term care (LTC) or understand the range of available LTC options. However, there is…

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Marcus & Millichap: 2012’s Second Half Report Suggests Favorable Investment Climate for Seniors Housing

Marcus & Millichap, the nation’s largest real estate investment firm, released its “Second Half 2012” seniors housing research report with key market highlights by level…

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Fitch Ratings Notes Stability in CCRC Sector

The Fitch Ratings report on the fiscal year 2011 median ratios for not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) observes that the ratios demonstrate stability.  This…

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National Survey of Satisfaction in Long-Term Care – Results Released
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The National Research Corporation, through its My InnerView product, recently released the 2011-2012 National Research Survey of Customer and Employee Satisfaction.  More than half a…

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LeadingAge Ziegler 100: 2012 Report

The 2012 LeadingAge Ziegler 100 (LZ 100) uses nine years of surveys, analyses of five-year trends and other relevant data to inform readers about the…

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