Articles on "Senior Housing"

March 18, 2014 1:20 pm

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Still Years Away

Boston Globe reports that the headlines last week touted the promise of a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — a simple, non-invasive way to detect the condition before symptoms occur. It measures levels of 10 lipids or fats circulating in the blood, and a study of 525 healthy seniors published in Nature Medicine found that it could predict within 90 percent accuracy whether the subjects would go on to develop memory loss or other symptoms five years later. The test could be a [...]

March 18, 2014 1:14 pm

U.S. News & World Report Releases Best Nursing Homes 2014

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at Now in its sixth year, U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about [...]

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis
March 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis

Smooth Sailing By Christy Brudin A first ascent of a mountain with two kids in tow. Three days anchored off a reef after los­ing a mast. An epic sail across the Atlantic. Herb and Ruth Weiss have shared quite a few adventures over the years. After recently moving to BayWoods of Annapolis, a continuing care retirement community in the heart of Annapolis, Md., Herb and Ruth are now planning their exciting future—and sailing is certainly on the itinerary. In addition [...]

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship
March 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship

Alice Heiderman has always been a dog person. Throughout her life, she’s been the proud owner of many wonderful dogs. However, when she met Lily, the therapy dog at Morningside House of Friendship in Hanover, Md., what had always been an interest turned into a passion. Lily’s special breed of puppy love has helped improve Alice’s physical and emotional wellbeing. After graduating from high school, Alice took a job at W.R. Grace and Company, a chemical company near Baltimore, Md. [...]

February 25, 2014 10:25 pm

Brookdale and Emeritus Merger Stock Update

Shares of Brentwood, TN-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) rose 1.5% to $30.55 on Feb 21 as the company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based senior housing services company Emeritus Corp. (ESC) a day before. Under the agreement, shareholders of ESC will receive 0.95 shares of BKD for each share, putting the value of ESC at about $28.59 a share, representing about 33% premium to closing price on the day the deal was signed. Including debt, the deal is [...]

February 25, 2014 10:18 pm

CCRC Residents Sue Community for Financial Practices

Vi at Palo Alto residents filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday alleging the continuing care retirement center funneled $190 million in refundable entrance fees to its corporate parent with no assurances they would be returned. CC-Palo Alto is now running a deficit of $300 million as a result of “up-streaming” the fees and owes more than $450 million to 500 residents, according to the complaint. The complaint, which is believed to be the first of its kind [...]

February 25, 2014 10:12 pm

Baltimore Sun Reports Developers of Bel Air retirement community won’t change plans

Developers of a continuing care retirement community and surrounding single-family homes east of Bel Air changed their plans once, based on community opposition, but they do not plan to alter them again, despite opponents voicing many of the same concerns at a community input meeting Monday. Neighbors who attended the session said they appreciated the changes developers made to their plans, but they said the current version does not fully address concerns about traffic and aesthetics. “I think your area [...]

February 10, 2014 4:05 pm

Will China’s Next Export Be It’s Aging Population?

Forbes reports that China’s Number 1 social welfare home currently has a waiting list of over 10,000 people.  The article reports  that the China Aging Development Foundation, a fund administered by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, is working with one Hong Kong investor and another one from Dubai to build 12 retirement resorts in the next six years. Eight of the locations will be in China, with the first of these large projects slated for Dubai.  The Dubai project—essentially a community [...]

February 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Assisted Living in Mexico vs. USA

Bonnie Kassel, a Boston Globe corespondent shares her story of finding a home in Mexico for her mother. She writes that “The staff of five would cost the same as one person had in New York. And doctors, even specialists, made house calls.” She shares “At home we’d resisted getting a wheelchair. We’d clung to the belief that with rehab, Mother would walk again. But in Mexico a wheelchair represented freedom to explore. We went for lunch at Hotel Camino [...]

February 10, 2014 3:35 pm

Community Accused of Discriminating Against Disabled VIDEO

NBC News in Richmond reports on allegations that a communities policy regarding power wheelchair use is discriminatory. – Richmond, VA News