CDC report updates profile of assisted living residents – News – McKnight’s Senior Living

Bathing is the most common activity of daily living with which residents of assisted living or similar residential communities need help, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The report sheds light on the characteristics of the 28,900 residents in such communities who were provided long-term care services as of 2016. “Findings on differences and similarities in supply, provision and use, and the characteristics of providers and users of long-term care services, can inform policy and planning to meet the needs of an aging population,” according to the report, titled “Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States: 2015-2016”(PDF).…
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Housing boom? There’s a senior-living housing boom as well – KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. For years you’ve heard talk about a home-building boom in the area. But there’s also a building-boom of another kind. Senior-living housing is popping up everywhere. “I think it’s because the baby-boomers are saturating the market,” said Debbie Morrissey with the Senior Age Area Agency on Aging. Debbie needs only to look out her office window to see an example of that growth as just across the street from the agency on aging near Fort and Sunshine is the excavation going on for an addition to the senior living-oriented housing at Elfindale. It’s a $13 million assisted living center that’s being added where there’s already a sizeable retirement community.…
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Editor’s Take: Senior Living Providers Whiff After Holiday Inn vs. Nursing Homes Post Goes Viral – Senior Housing News

There’s no accounting for why certain internet content goes viral. Who’s to say why Chewbacca Mom racked up more than 145 million Facebook views? But last week, a Facebook post about the possibility of retirement living at a Holiday Inn went viral — and senior housing providers should consider why it struck a nerve with so many people and whether this has been a squandered opportunity to connect with consumers. “No nursing home for us. We’ll be checking into a Holiday Inn!” began the post from Terry Robison, a 64-year-old who lives in Texas. In the rest of the post, Robison laid out several potential advantages to retirement living at a Holiday Inn, including that they offer free breakfast, family members (especially with pool-loving kids) will be glad to visit, and it’s more affordable than other options.…
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‘Point person’ for questions leads to improved health, quality of life for senior living residents – News – McKnight’s Senior Living

Noah Marco, M.D. A key to improved health and quality of life for senior living residents — including fewer hospitalizations, fewer emergency department and clinic visits, and an ability to stay at the same level of care — is having one accessible “point person” for them to contact for help with their medical and nonmedical requests, when needed. That’s according to the results a small two-year pilot study of a medical home care program (which evolved into a concierge medical model) conducted by the Los Angeles Jewish Home through its Brandman Research Institute. Additional benefits of the approach, said Noah Marco, M.D.,…
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