Podcasts from Horst Construction Offer Leaders of Senior Communities Effective Strategies for Success and Change

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"Best Practices in Senior Care Management" podcast series from Horst Construction discusses trends and challenges facing CEOs, CFOs and executive administrators of senior living communities. Four episodes are now online, focusing on lending and financial issues and the new Five Star rating system for senior housing.

Best Practices in Senior Care Management

A series of thought-provoking podcasts developed expressly for CEOs, CFOs, executive administrators and other top decision makers of senior living communities by Best Practices in Senior Care Management and sponsored by Horst Construction is available on iTunes or accessed as an XML feed at http://horstconstruction.com/podcast.asp.

Titled "Best Practices in Senior Care Management," the four-episode podcast series provides ideas, processes and new information from leading thinkers and doers in the field of senior care. Topics such as new regulations, financial measures and management, marketing ideas for increasing occupancy, and operations and planning are part of the podcast curriculum.

In the first two episodes, Steve Jeffrey, regional director of Ziegler Finance, reviews first quarter 2009 results and the present state of lending and then addresses the near-future of financing and acquisitions in the senior care industry. The final episodes are a two-part discussion on the Five Star rating system for senior care facilities in the U.S. Ron Barth, CEO of PANPHA, the largest trade association representing nonprofit providers of housing and health-related service options to Pennsylvania's elderly, and Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging, Mike Hall, debate the benefits of a nationwide rating system for senior care.

The information in the "Best Practices in Senior Care Management" podcasts was originally presented at the Horst Senior Living Conference in April. The 2010 conference is scheduled for April 8 at the Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, PA. Keynote speaker is Jim Moore, president of Moore Diversified Services, a leading national consultant to the senior housing industry. More information on the 9th annual half-day conference is available by calling 717-581-9981.

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