Tagged with Aging

Arbitration Agreements in Assisted Living

Arbitration Agreements in Assisted Living

Closing arguments in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a former resident against Emeritus Corporation began yesterday in California, the Sacramento Bee reports. The trial will take place in two parts: in the first part the jury will decide on the role Emeritus played in the woman’s death, the second part will decide … Continue reading

Interdependent Housing in Oklahoma

Is true interdependence possible for a group of people all over 50? Is asking similarly aged people to monitor each other realistic? What happens when the honeymoon wears off; what is binding this group together? The report doesn’t say but a strong commitment is necessary for this vision to work. One woman mentions knowing her neighbor’s medical … Continue reading

The Ten Most Common Citations in SNF

The Ten Most Common Citations in SNF

All skilled nursing homes are subject to state and federal inspections. State licensing requires inspections (every nine to fifteen months on average) while participation in the  federal Medicare/Medicaid program requires a home be made available for surveys.  State licensing standards generally follow Federal certification standards making the regulation of skilled nursing homes largely uniform between states. … Continue reading

Dental Implants for the Elderly

Dental Implants for the Elderly

One of the more dreaded signs of growing older for most people is the loss of teeth. Bone loss and gum recession usually cause teeth to loosen and then eventually to fall out. The process starts in mid-life and by 65, 25% of all Americans are completely toothless.  Dental work done decades ago (caps and … Continue reading

2012 MetLife Market Survey Results

2012 MetLife Market Survey Results

MetLife published its annual Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs recently. The company stopped selling LTC insurance two years ago but are still very active in retirement planning and marketplace trends which anticipate a growing need for senior care. The 2012 Survey showed: nationally, monthly nursing home … Continue reading

Terms to Avoid When Discussing Senior Housing….

Terms to Avoid When Discussing Senior Housing….

In this day and age, information bombards us constantly. The flow of news, ideas and events makes it challenging to stay on top of language, particularly when it comes to marketing. Certain words illicit visceral reactions in people. These words tend to change over time so awareness is essential for anyone in sales or marketing, particularly … Continue reading

The Hard Task of Creating End of Life Directives

The Hard Task of Creating End of Life Directives

Promoting Advance Directives Among Elderly Primary Care Patients  is a study from 2004 for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study sought to determine efficient ways of promoting end of life directives (directions) in cognizant, alert senior citizens. The study revealed several things which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Here is a partial list: Discussing Your Own … Continue reading