Posts in category "Assisted Living Facility"

LGBT Elders Deserve Welcoming Service Providers

This year, National Coming Out Day was held on October eleventh, and I cannot help but think of the irony that day brings for thousands of LGBT older adults who require long term services and supports (LTSS). As recently reported in the Washington Post (here), identifying LGBT friendly LTSS providers is ridiculously (and unnecessarily) difficult.... Read more »

Quality Care for the Older Adult Living at Home in Illinois - Part II

At the conclusion of my last blog post I posed the question that since State Medicaid programs are currently deficient in assuring compliance with quality standards in the delivery of HCBS in ALF settings, is it reasonable to assume that MCOs will be better suited to not only that task, but also with regards to... Read more »

Assisted Living Quality of Life: Green House VIDEO

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Continuing the theme of Sunday’s post,  this video of a Green House community in Rochester, New York is a reminder of  how new philosophies of care can transform the delivery of  long term services and supports.  Often referred to as  “Culture Change” initiatives, the Green House Project is among the best known of these new... Read more »
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Assisted Living Quality of Life: ALFA Video

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In a continuation of my July 15 post, consider how the assisted living industry portrays its mission and values to consumers and policy makers. This video, produced by ALFA (the Assisted Living Federation of America) presents a well crafted message conveying the solemn commitment of  AL providers to serving older adults. When the Washington Post... Read more »

Assisted Living Facilities and Quality of Life

It is not often that a resident of an assisted living facility prompts a public dialogue about the nature of residing in an ALF. On July 9, the Washington Post published a provocative article written by Martin Bayne: a 62 years old  journalist, buddhist monk and publisher. He lives in an assisted living facility (ALF) due to young-onset Parkinson’s... Read more »

Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing: It's a Mothra vs. Godzilla thing

Although they lack the fearful abilities of the monsters of Japanese sci-fi fame, skilled nursing and assisted living providers are similar to those fictional creatures in their mutual distrust and shared desire to enter the other’s turf.  The 2012 ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) Conference convened last week in Dallas saw a continuation of... Read more »
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Aging Services Technologies Are Gaining Traction but Challenges Remain

When thinking of yesterday’s tomorrows, baby boomers (myself included) have given up on ever owning the jetpacks popularized by the Jetsons cartoon series. Nevertheless, yesterday’s dreams of automated homes are very much alive in our minds and are informing the decisions being made by providers of long term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults.... Read more »

Assisted Living Facilities: A Regulatory Perspective

This week the National Center for Assisted Living, the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) which represents 2,700 non-profit and proprietary assisted living and residential care communities in the nation, released the 2012 edition of “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.” This report is the only annual resource summarizing state assisted living... Read more »

Illinois Ranks 23rd on AARP Scoreboard

As the Illinois budget battles get underway, I am reposting a blog first published on October 30, 2011 about the current state of affairs for long term care services and supports in Illinois. Not surprisingly, the cup is half full (or half empty) depending on your point of view. I’ll return next week with a... Read more »
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    Bruce Lederman has over 25 years experience in the senior care field as a direct care provider and thought leader. Bruce was CEO and president of his own firm that operated skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. He is a former nursing home administrator and has consulted to numerous elder care providers on planning for strategic growth as well as process improvement. Recently he served as board chair of CJE SeniorLife, a leading non-profit elder care provider in the Chicago area. Bruce is currently employed as chief strategy officer for a multi-facility skilled nursing facility company.

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