Editors' Columns

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

It's quite something to see the 10-year progression of Alzheimer's disease in one person collapsed into a 13-minute TV segment.

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

The latest occupancy numbers for assisted living point to absorption issues. But they may reveal another issue as well.

Don't let worry spread with news of this bathroom study

Don't let worry spread with news of this bathroom study

"Ew," was the predictable reaction to a study published in the April issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology that found that hot air hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria.

Looking to expand your senior living business? All states are not created equal

Looking to expand your senior living business? All states are not created equal

A new study on health across the states indirectly reveals something that might prove to be helpful to senior living operators.

John O'Connor's Columns

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

The latest occupancy numbers for assisted living point to absorption issues. But they may reveal another issue as well.

Looking to expand your senior living business? All states are not created equal

A new study on health across the states indirectly reveals something that might prove to be helpful to senior living operators.

For some of your senior living residents, fraud may be in the cards

The new Medicare cards represent a huge opportunity for those with larceny in their hearts.

'Big and bold changes' coming? Well, this could get interesting

The new boss at Health and Human Services is on a mission.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

It's quite something to see the 10-year progression of Alzheimer's disease in one person collapsed into a 13-minute TV segment.

Don't let worry spread with news of this bathroom study

"Ew," was the predictable reaction to a study published in the April issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology that found that hot air hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria.

Give these workers credit for being creative

What do a dog, false eyelashes and hot coffee have in common? The answer may or may not surprise you.

Breathe easy on your next flight

Is an airline flight in your future as you plan to attend a conference or take a break from work far from home? If so, then you may be interested a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Guest Columns

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

When you understand the evolution of generally accepted accounting principles to identify and record all potential liabilities, you should feel more confident in your contract and fee decisions.

A legacy of preparedness is a lesson for others

A legacy of preparedness is a lesson for others

It all started with an urgent phone call from the governor's office in the middle of the night in late August 2005.

Reaching residents through health chats

Reaching residents through health chats

We've found a way to help residents feel comfortable discussing health issues with the health team.

Marketplace Columns

Thought leaders explore the difference between a place to live and a lifestyle in senior living

Thought leaders explore the difference between a place to live and a lifestyle in senior living

Recently, a sizable group of senior living thought leaders convened at an inaugural event to explore the current trends driving the business of senior living.

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists have three evolving roles as a result of the drive toward value-based care.

Must-have key performance indicators to improve senior living operations

Must-have key performance indicators to improve senior living operations

The expansion of benchmarking and the creation of key performance indicators for non-clinical areas such as maintenance and housekeeping is part of the shift toward a planned approach to operations in senior living.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.