Camaraderie, Food Are Top Drivers of Assisted Living Satisfaction – Senior Housing News

Assisted living communities that foster a sense of camaraderie are viewed by residents as offering a greater quality of life. High marks on camaraderie also correspond to how likely a resident would be to make the same decision to move in, if given the opportunity again. That’s the main finding of People, Place, Programming: Quality of Life in Assisted Living, a 100-page report released by the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) in conjunction with ProMatura Group. The study, authored by ProMatura CEO and founder, Dr. Margaret Wylde along with Director of Market Research and Academic Engagements Dr. Kristen Paris, surveyed 2,322 assisted living customers from 106 communities and was launched to determine how assisted living communities can provide a more satisfying environment, a greater sense of feeling at home and a better quality of life.…
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Mavencare Partners with Greater Lynn Senior Services for High-Quality Care – Yahoo Finance

Home care technology company expands to Lynn, Massachusetts, partnering with Greater Lynn Senior Services to deliver better health outcomes LYNN, Mass., April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mavencare, an advanced home care technology company, today announces its partnership with Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS), a non-profit human services agency based in Lynn, Massachusetts, providing a wide range of services to people age 60 and older and adults of all ages living with disabilities. Mavencare’s new Lynn office will help to accommodate employees from the community and will advance this important new GLSS-Mavencare partnership.   Mavencare aims to provide Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) with a technology-enhanced care platform, higher customer satisfaction, lower health care costs, and ultimately, better outcomes for patients.…
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Stop sacrificing your retirement to coddle your adult children. – The Washington Post

Closeup on man’s hands writing a check in a checkbook. (Credit: iStock) (Elena Elisseeva/iStock) Half of American parents are risking their retirement savings to help support adult children, according to a recent survey. A poll conducted by Bankrate.com asked parents: Would you say you have sacrificed or are sacrificing your retirement savings to help your adult children financially? Fifty-one percent of respondents said, yes, they were jeopardizing their retirement security a lot or somewhat. Parents said they were paying, among other expenses, cellphone bills, car insurance premiums and housing costs. Higher-earning parents were more likely to provide financial assistance compared with lower-earning parents.…
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Are Americans overly confident about retirement? – CNBC

Americans are more optimistic than they’ve been in years about life in retirement. Yet one question remains: Will they have enough money? According to a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, confidence among U.S. workers has rebounded to pre-recession levels, with 67% saying they are very or somewhat confident they’ll be able to live comfortably throughout retirement. And, among those already out of the workforce, 82% are confident they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, up sharply from 75% a year ago. “As the economy and current financial situation for workers and retirees improves, so does confidence,” said Craig Copeland, EBRI senior research associate. Yet workers’ confidence about retirement living may be unrealistic, given the low share of those who have actually run the numbers on how much money they will need in those years.…
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Where There’s Rarely a Doctor in the House: Assisted Living – The New York Times

Advertisement the new old age As residents become older and more frail, some facilities are bringing in doctors and nurses instead of relying on 911. ImageDr. Rayomand Bengali takes the vital signs of Jean Morgan, 91, at her assisted living facility, Brookdale Chapel Hill, in North Carolina.CreditCreditMadeline Gray for The New York Times March 29, 2019 The patient moved into a large assisted living facility in Raleigh, N.C., in 2003. She was younger than most residents, just 73, but her daughter thought it a safer option than remaining in her own home. The woman had been falling so frequently that “she was ending up in the emergency room almost every month,” said Dr.…
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Fate Of Public Campaign Finance Uncertain As Cuomo Aides Feud With 3 Democratic Lawmakers – WSKG.org

ALBANY, NY (WSKG) — The push for a public campaign finance system for New York’s politicians heated up as a feud erupted between three young female lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aides. They were arguing over a private $25,000 a plate fundraiser held by the governor just two weeks before the state budget is due. A plan to create a matching, small donor public campaign finance system for statewide elections is included in Governor Cuomo’s budget, and has some support in the Democratic led State Senate. Supporters of the measure, including the government reform group Citizen Action, rallied at the Capitol to urge passage in the state budget.…
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So Trump wants to make the GOP the ‘party of health care’? Here’s how to do it. – The Washington Post

A crowd gathers in Pittsburgh on June 25, 2017, to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speak about the failed U.S. Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Jeff Swensen for The Washington Post) President Trump says he wants to make the Republican Party “the party of health care.” There’s reason to be skeptical Republicans want that given their failure to reform or replace Obamacare after nearly a decade loudly opposing it. But if they do, there’s one principle they need remember: Put care above cost. Republican health-care policy almost always comes back to cost control. Former House speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)…
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Opinion | So Trump wants to make the GOP the ‘party of health care’? Here’s how to do it. – The Washington Post

A crowd gathers in Pittsburgh on June 25, 2017, to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speak about the failed U.S. Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Jeff Swensen for The Washington Post) President Trump says he wants to make the Republican Party “the party of health care.” There’s reason to be skeptical Republicans want that given their failure to reform or replace Obamacare after nearly a decade loudly opposing it. But if they do, there’s one principle they need remember: Put care above cost. Republican health-care policy almost always comes back to cost control. Former House speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)…
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David French and David Keating Warn of Dangers of House Dems’ Election-Reform Plan – National Review

David French and David Keating at the National Review Institute 2019 Ideas Summit Is a crafty misnomer obscuring the dangers of a sweeping campaign-finance-reform proposal? David Keating of the Institute for Free Speech joined senior National Review writer David French Thursday at National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit to discuss the stakes of the For the People Act, or H.R. 1, House Democrats’ campaign-finance-reform plan. The bill promises “to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.” But on Thursday, French and Keating warned that it could compromise donor privacy, which is protected under the First Amendment.…
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In the Pipeline: Blake Community Coming to Texas; Work Underway for New Affinity Property – Senior Housing News

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned New Blake Community Coming to Texas Developer LifeCare Properties and operator Blake Management Group are collaborating on a new senior living project called The Blake at Waco in Waco, Texas. The 112-unit assisted living and memory care community will have assisted living options including two-bedroom suites, one-bedroom suites and studios. For memory care residents, residences include studio and one-bedroom suites.…
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