Senior Housing

Polling Research Indicates Uncertain Retirement Policy Future
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Interesting policy debates are starting to take place against the backdrop of the newly emerging retirement crunch. These debates are going to be largely grounded…

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The Impact of Home Health Compare on Home Health Care Quality
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

New research indicates that significant quality improvements have resulted from the reporting initiative in the Medicare program, Home Health Compare (HHC). Researchers at Penn State…

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The Workforce Development Role of Community Colleges for Home and Community Based Services
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

The growth of the older adult population is placing pressure on a number of professions. The magnitude of this pressure will be immense for home…

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Congressional Budget Office’s Report on Health Care Reform Bill
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their report on the budgetary impact of the major health care form bills recently passed by the House of…

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Robert Wood Johnson Publication Outlines the Impact of Chronic Conditions
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

A newly published chart book released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health provides updated data on chronic…

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Few Consumers Do Use the Nursing Home Report Card
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

New research from the University of Pittsburgh indicates that only 12% of consumers remember factoring in the Nursing Home Report card in their decisions to…

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Challenges in Monitoring Quality of Care in Residential Care for Older Adults
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Information to help nursing homes monitor their quality of care has been available for some time through the Online Survey Certification and Reporting System (OSCAR)…

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The State of Seniors Housing 2010
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The 2010 report includes data unavailable anywhere else from a national sample comprised of nearly 200,000 units in almost 1,500 independent living communities, assisted living…

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2010 SH Liability Insurance, Health Benefits & Workers Compensation Report
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Data collected from a sample of more 200,000 market-rate seniors housing units in the U.S. is summarized in this 26-page report published by the American…

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Assessing the Future of Assisted Living
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

A new book published late last year reviews the variety of factors that shape assisted living and its appeal to older consumers. The book entitled…

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The Impact of Inspection Visit Policy on Assisted Living in California
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

In 2004, California changed the annual inspection practice of its assisted living residences  (ALs) in an attempt to create a more problem-driven inspection system. A…

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Continuity of Care for Medicare Patients Declined Significantly
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Continuity of care is an important element in the provision of quality health care. Continuity of care is defined as continuity in information, in care…

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