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'Clandestine' facilities pose risks for residents: study

'Clandestine' facilities pose risks for residents: study

Unlicensed residential care facilities could pose serious risks for older adults, including physical, financial and emotional exploitation, abuse and neglect, according to a newly published study.

Music therapy: Passive better than active for those with dementia, study finds

Music therapy: Passive better than active for those with dementia, study finds

Listening to music appears to be more effective in reducing agitation, behavioral symptoms and anxiety for older adults with dementia than does their singing or playing along with music, according to a new study.

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CDC: 14% of those 75+ have early symptom of Alzheimer's

CDC: 14% of those 75+ have early symptom of Alzheimer's

Fourteen percent of adults aged 75 or more years have subjective cognitive decline, one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Baby boomers bode well for CCRCs

Baby boomers bode well for CCRCs

Continuing care retirement communities are expected to hold much appeal to baby boomers, and the good news is, the first wave of boomers will be entering the target age range for such communities within the next five years, notes a new report.

Editors' Columns

Recognizing senior living tech success

Recognizing senior living tech success

The hard part was implementing technology to improve care and operations. The easy part is entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards to try to get recognized for it. The deadline is this Friday.

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

What do the latest numbers from the Labor Department mean for you as a senior living operator? Perhaps the least painful answer is that this is a time of challenge and opportunity.

Guest Columns

3 ways data could shut down your facility

3 ways data could shut down your facility

Today, it's less of a matter of whether you'll have a data security breach and more of a matter of when. But if you take steps to mitigate the impact of a breach, then you can recover.

Drug abuse in retirement communities is a very real problem

Drug abuse in retirement communities is a very real problem

As aging services providers, it is our duty to help manage and mitigate the health and legal risks associated with resident alcohol and drug use.

Marketplace Columns

The future of senior living activities is virtual reality

The future of senior living activities is virtual reality

Research suggests that virtual reality could help senior living communities improve residents' mental and physical health.

Is it time to call in the branding experts?

Is it time to call in the branding experts?

Changes in the senior living sector are happening fast, and your branding will need to keep pace.

Company News

People in the news, July 17

People in the news, July 17

Appointments and promotions at American House Senior Living Communities, Balfour Senior Living, Cadence Senior Living, Commonwealth Senior Living, Christian Care Centers, Diversicare, Epoch Senior Living, Erickson Living, Hebrew SeniorLife, IN2L, Jackson Creek Senior Living, Maplewood Senior Living, Mission Health Communities, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, PGIM Real Estate Finance, Primrose Retirement Communities, Regional Enterprises, Seasons Management and Solutions Advisors Group.

Thrive Senior Living launches 'Playing Favorites' brand campaign

Thrive Senior Living launches 'Playing Favorites' brand campaign

Thrive Senior Living has unveiled "Playing Favorites," a year-long ad campaign meant to be an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek way to set the brand apart with the decision-making adult children and caregivers of prospective independent living, assisted living and memory care residents.

Product News

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

frame, a company offering cloud-based, customizable digital content management and display systems for senior living communities, has announced an advancement for its digital memory boxes.

In Focus

July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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