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Employers gain more sway in determining religious accommodations

Employers gain more sway in determining religious accommodations

Although employees are entitled to religious accommodation, they are not entitled to accommodation by choice, according to a recent court ruling.

Florida cities dominate list of retiree-friendly locales

Florida cities dominate list of retiree-friendly locales

If WalletHub's new list of top retirement destinations is to be believed, Florida appears to be a can't-miss target.

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Benzodiazepines identified as latest Alzheimer's risk

Benzodiazepines identified as latest Alzheimer's risk

Benzodiazepine use may modestly increase the odds your residents will get Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Life expectancy decreasing, CDC says

Life expectancy decreasing, CDC says

Life expectancy in the United States decreased in both 2015 and 2016, marking the only decreases in the past 20 years and the first consecutive two-year decline since 1964, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

Editors' Columns

When it comes to recruitment and retention, these guys school the competition

When it comes to recruitment and retention, these guys school the competition

So what's to be done when you need employees who are better trained and more loyal?

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

Much has been written about the benefits that senior living communities can offer older adults who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. A recent national survey puts more data behind the argument, but some results may surprise you.

Guest Columns

Reframing the role of virtual care in senior living

Reframing the role of virtual care in senior living

Virtual care technologies can help you address staffing shortages, pressures to enhance outcomes and a desire to reach older adults in their houses.

For assisted living communities, change is coming, but there still is time to adapt

For assisted living communities, change is coming, but there still is time to adapt

Assisted living operators that hope to compete for customers down the road need to change their business models and, in particular, ramp up offerings for more healthcare services.

Marketplace Columns

The truth about enterprise WiFi in senior care

The truth about enterprise WiFi in senior care

WiFi is a hot topic in senior living and long-term care these days, often because it's a major source of frustration. But it doesn't have to be.

Virtual reality holds benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality holds benefits for senior living residents

Staff and residents at an independent and assisted living community in Michigan are experiencing the benefits of bringing virtual reality to residents.

Company News

People in the news, Aug. 14

People in the news, Aug. 14

Promotions and appointments at Anthem Memory Care, Brookdale Senior Living, Covenant Retirement Communities, Harbor Retirement Associates, HumanGood, Integral Senior Living, The Legacy Senior Communities, Thrive Senior Living and Welltower.

First 2 AL communities earn AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Awards

First 2 AL communities earn AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Awards

Maine Veterans Home - Machias in Machias, ME, and Sunrise of Gurnee in Gurnee, IL, have become the first free-standing assisted living communities ever to attain the Gold - Excellence in Quality Award in the history of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award program.

Product News

GreatCall to be acquired by Best Buy for $800M

GreatCall to be acquired by Best Buy for $800M

GreatCall is being acquired by Best Buy Co. Inc. for $800 million in cash, the latter company announced Wednesday. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Best Buy's fiscal 2019 third quarter.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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