Assisted Living Occupancy Rates Increasing

Recent data from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry shows that the average occupancy rate for assisted living properties was up to 88.3% in the second quarter of 2010. This is a slight increase over the first quarter of 2010, which only had the occupancy rate at 87.8% for assisted [...]

Prisons Having Trouble Housing Elderly Inmates

The American Civil Liberties Union recently estimated that the cost of housing an elderly inmate for one year was $72,000, which was triple the cost of a younger prisoner which only costs $24,000. As inmates continue to age, more of them are needed to be moved to prisons which are actually assisted living units. These [...]

Silver Alert Systems Becoming More Popular

Over the past decade, the use of AMBER Alert bulletins have become very common throughout the world, but over the past 5 years, a new type of bulletin for seniors called a Silver Alert has been in effect throughout many states in the nation. AMBER Alerts are used when there is a case of an [...]

Senior Care Facility Operators Wanted in Eagle County Colorado

Over 25 community members make up a citizen panel in Eagle County Colorado, that is helping in the selection process of a provider to create and operate a senior care facility. There is a property owned by the county that is about 10 acres, and they want a continuum of care retirement community to help [...]

The Ins and Outs of Assisted Living Homes: A Graphical Guide

Finding the right Assisted Living home can be a daunting task for many children of seniors and their loved ones. There is a lot of information to consider and work to be done when touring facilities and trying to choose the best option. Luckily, there are many great guides out there to help you know [...]

Kivel Campus of Care to Add Memory Care Unit

Kivel Campus of Care in Phoenix, Arizona, has been providing compassionate care for seniors since 1958, and a new grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow them to further their efforts. The $3.9 million grant will allow Kivel Campus of Care to expand their assisted living facility with the addition [...]

Art Therapy Helping Seniors in Assisted Living Homes

Art therapy has been known to help improve a variety of physical and mental symptoms such as the reduction of pain, tension and anxiety. This very helpful form of expression has been used by a wide array of people, including children. However there is one group of people for which Art therapy is becoming increasingly [...]

Intel and General Electric to Create Health Technology Company

The assisted living industry should be seeing new technologies in the next year to help patients with chronic diseases and the elderly, as General Electric and Intel announced this week that they created a joint venture. This new joint venture formed by Intel and General Electric started as a collaboration between the companies last year, [...]

Tides Hotel Waterfront to Become Assisted Living Facility

The Tides Hotel Waterfront in Melbourne, Florida, was in business for just over 30 years before being heavily damaged in 2004 by a hurricane. Then two years later it reopened and was billed as a “boutique hotel” with flat-screen TV’s, but this did not last very long. It was recently sold as an REO asset [...]

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