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Why Medicaid Funding Will Always Encourage Musical Chairs

Why Medicaid Funding Will Always Encourage Musical Chairs

Companies and cities/states regularly jockey for federal Medicaid money. They will often twist themselves into pretzels to grab as much “free” money as possible. The Medicaid formula, where the federal government matches or exceeds the monetary amount allocated by the state, encourages musical chairs. That is, state and city governments work hard to acquire Medicaid … Continue reading

Are 60% of Seniors Really Playing Video Games?

Are 60% of Seniors Really Playing Video Games?

A psychology professor’s research reports that 60% of seniors play video games at least occasionally. The N.C. State University teacher’s findings about the wide use of video games among seniors will likely lead more assisted living communities to include them in their offerings. The seniors recruited for the study came from senior centers, senior living centers and religious centers. … Continue reading

Today’s Long Term Care Insurance Buyer

Today’s Long Term Care Insurance Buyer

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) published a study two years ago, tracking long-term care insurance (LTC) buyers between 1990 and 2010. They also compared buyers with the general population. Although most assisted living communities and home care agencies mention LTC insurance as a means to pay for their services, few people buy it. For those interested in … Continue reading

Random Selections……

Random Selections……

Tennessee Supreme Court rules against Assisted Living Company Tennessee’s Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Appeals Court and found Americare Systems, Inc. liable for the staffing shortage that led to a resident’s death. The case first went to trial in April 2010. The plaintiff’s were the daughters of a woman (Ms. Farrar) who died … Continue reading

More “Selling” = More Success in Conversion Rates

More “Selling” = More Success in Conversion Rates

A sales method that spends more time “selling” is more successful at moving younger seniors into independent and assisted living communities than the  traditional method. At least according to an article published last year in the Senior Housing and Care Journal.* The study compared the traditional sales method used by most teams in the senior … Continue reading

Naming a Price for Dementia Care

Naming a Price for Dementia Care

Attempting to calculate the cost of dementia care is a tricky task. Generalities which do not require research – “it’s expensive,” “costs are going to rise,” “it’s a growing business,” etc. will not contribute any hard data. The New England Journal of Medicine published the “Monetary Costs of Dementia” last week. The background for this … Continue reading