In the Pipeline: Avail Senior Living’s Debut; Balfour Opens Michigan Community – 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 and the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Presbyterian Manors Plans Colorado Community Senior living nonprofit Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is planning to open a senior living community in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The community, Aberdeen Ridge, is planned to have 235 units and amenities such as multiple dining venues, gardens, walking trails, a fitness center, heated pool, coffee shop/bistro and dedicated spaces for activities and wellness programs.…
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As Confirmed Cases Rise, Home Health Industry Turns Its Attention to Coronavirus – Home Health Care News

COVID-19 — the viral disease more commonly known as the coronavirus — is spreading. Already, concern has grown throughout the senior living and skilled nursing spaces, especially after confirmed cases surfaced at a Kirkland, Washington-based long-term care facility. The home health care industry has also started to prepare for possible disruption. “People have been asking me, ‘Where are we with the coronavirus?’” National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President William A. Dombi said Tuesday, speaking at the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council’s annual conference. “It’s scary.” Advertisement As of Wednesday morning, there were at least 80 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the U.S.…
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FTI Consulting (FCN) Announces Appointment of Senior MD – Nasdaq

FTI Consulting, Inc. FCN yesterday announced that it has appointed Frank Sui as a senior managing director and co-leader of the Financial Services offering within its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Sui is an expert in driving transformational change at financial institutions, including retail banking, consumer finance, asset management and wealth management, insurance, payment networks and private equity portfolio companies. He will be in charge of financial services efforts in FTI Consulting’s Business Transformation practice alongside senior managing director William Nolan. Sui will focus on improving the company’s expertise in advising mid-market banks, unsecured lenders and mortgage companies. Sui has more than 30 years of experience in leading complex, extensive change initiatives such as merger integration, cost restructuring, outsourcing and operating model, and digital transformation.…
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Bickford Senior Living Reveals Success with New Staffing Platform – Yahoo Finance

SeniorVu’s latest technology manages employment vacancies Olathe, KS, March 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bickford Senior Living, a forward-thinking leader in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities throughout the Midwest, is reporting notable success with a new technology to manage employment applicant inquires.  SeniorVu’s Applicant Manager Platform helps fill vacant employee positions faster with highly qualified applicants.  SeniorVu’s Job Applicant Managers handle all applications and schedule interviews on behalf of Bickford. “Our team leaders face many daily demands,” said Christy Dienstbier, Vice President of Human Resources at Bickford Senior Living.  “When there is a vacancy, it is critical to reach applicants quickly for an interview.…
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Florida leaders working with nursing homes to prevent coronavirus outbreaks – ABC Action News

Top health officials in Florida led a conference call Tuesday with hundreds of nursing homes and assisted living facilities statewide. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Top health officials in Florida led a conference call Tuesday with hundreds of nursing homes and assisted living facilities statewide. According to the CDC, the older population is most at risk from the coronavirus, but it’s important to note there haven’t been any confirmed cases in Florida linked to nursing homes. PINELLAS NEWS | The latest headlines from Pinellas County Jeff Johnson, Florida’s state AARP director, is on a mission to keep senior citizens safe by calling on Florida leaders to ramp up coronavirus protections.…
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Waive Fees for Coronavirus Tests and Treatment, Health Experts Urge – The New York Times

Advertisement Continue reading the main story As the number of U.S. cases mounts, officials and advocates want to ensure that medical bills, especially for the poor or uninsured, are not an obstacle to seeking care. Emergency workers at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash., where numerous coronavirus cases have been confirmed. Experts fear people will avoid ambulance rides, emergency room visits and other care because of the costs.Credit…Jason Redmond/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images March 3, 2020 New York is among the first states in the country to waive some fees and expenses for people who undergo testing for the coronavirus, as public health officials are increasingly worried that medical bills will discourage the poor and uninsured from getting medical care.…
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Cardlytics Announces Senior Leadership Promotions With New Roles Designed to Drive Continued Growth – Yahoo Finance

Co-Founder and COO Lynne Laube to become CEO; CEO Scott Grimes to become Executive Chairman in new role CFO David Evans to become Chief Administrative Officer in new role; SVP and Controller Andy Christiansen to become CFO ATLANTA, March 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cardlytics (CDLX), a purchase intelligence platform that makes marketing more relevant and measurable, today announced the creation of two new leadership roles and internal promotions for the CEO and CFO positions. Effective May 15, Cardlytics Co-Founder and COO Lynne Laube, 50, will become CEO. Cardlytics Co-Founder and CEO Scott Grimes, 57, will become Executive Chairman of the Board in a newly-created role, and John Balen, Chairman of the Cardlytics Board, will retain a leadership position on the board as Lead Independent Director at that time.…
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Fraudsters will take advantage of health outbreaks to send email phishing scams – Yahoo News

Disease outbreaks typically result in a surge of email phishing scams, and experts say to stay vigilant.  On March 2, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning that email scammers are taking advantage of the spread of COVID-19 by claiming to be WHO officials in order to gather sensitive information and steal money. A notice on the WHO website said that the organization will never email individuals asking for private information. “Beware that criminals use email, websites, phone calls, text messages, and even fax messages for their scams,” the website read.  The World Health Organization details information that will not be included in an email it sends. Jeff Thomson, a senior intelligence analyst at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), said in an interview that no Canadians are known to have been affected by the COVID-19 phishing scam yet, but isn’t surprised that scammers are using the health outbreak as a way to get information and money. …
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LandSouth to Break Ground on Windsor Pointe Independent Living – Yahoo Finance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based, award-winning general contractor will begin construction this month on Windsor Pointe Independent Living, an amenities-rich independent living community in Jacksonville. Windsor Pointe will continue LandSouth’s focus on building best-in-class senior living facilities and be located at 4060 San Pablo Parkway. The developer, Windsor Senior Living, owns and operates Windsor of San Pablo, an assisted living residence, and nearby Windsor of Ortega. Windsor is a division of Legend Senior Living, which owns and operates campuses in Pennsylvania, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Construction on the 5.14-acre site is scheduled to be completed Summer 2021.…
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Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff Hires Partner With Focus on Health Care Investigations | New York Law Journal – Law.com

Torrey Young of Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff. (Courtesy photo) New York litigation shop Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff has brought on a partner from Foley & Lardner, with plans to expand the boutique’s work in representing health care clients in investigations. Torrey Young, previously a senior counsel at Foley & Lardner in Boston, joined the Mukasey boutique on Monday as the firm’s first partner-level hire since the name partners launched the litigation shop in early 2019. Young had worked with the Mukasey firm on its representation of Ameet Goyal, an ophthalmologist charged with billing for eye surgeries he hadn’t performed. She said she was drawn to the new firm’s focus on trials, as well as “more opportunities for being flexible with structuring teams and financial client relationships.”…
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