Almost 40% of families underestimate how much assisted living will cost, according to data from A Place For Mom. The median midpoint of a family's monthly budget for assisted living was less than $3,500 based on more than 40,000 families of residents who moved to one of the company's partner communities between January 2014 and February 2016, writes Ben Hanowell, a senior living researcher and data scientist for the senior living referral service, in a blog post.
Did you see our recent article about the lawsuit that four residents filed July 13 against Brookdale Senior Living, claiming understaffing and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Of course, this isn't the first time a senior living operator, including Brookdale, has been involved in a legal action related to accessibility issues, and most likely, it won't be the last time either.
Senior housing transaction volume in the second quarter was down 78% from the first quarter, mainly because of a decrease in institutional buyers, according to Bill Kauffman, senior principal at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. Volume from public buyers was weak, too, however, he added. Transaction volume for seniors housing was $873 million in the first quarter compared with $4 billion in the second quarter.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".