Editors' Columns

Want to keep your best employees? Then break these two bad habits

Want to keep your best employees? Then break these two bad habits

Most organizations would dramatically trim turnover overnight by adopting a coaching mindset and eliminating annual reviews.

Celebrating the heart in senior living

Celebrating the heart in senior living

February is a month marked with celebrations of the special people in our lives, appreciation for others and education to learn ways to take better care of ourselves, especially our cardiovascular health. Here's a look at some of the ways that those goals have manifested themselves in senior living.

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

You don't have to be an expert to realize that many operators are not listening to the market. And as long-term strategies go, that's probably not a good one.

Taking age discrimination off the menu

Taking age discrimination off the menu

A court case in Boston ultimately may affect hiring practices at all types of employers across the country.

John O'Connor's Columns

Want to keep your best employees? Then break these two bad habits

Most organizations would dramatically trim turnover overnight by adopting a coaching mindset and eliminating annual reviews.

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

You don't have to be an expert to realize that many operators are not listening to the market. And as long-term strategies go, that's probably not a good one.

Pretending to revamp Medicaid

It appears some significant changes may be coming Medicaid's way. And the early betting is that these adjustments are not going to be of the payment-enhancement variety.

Poaching on the menu at many fast-food establishments

It's hardly a secret that many fast-food joints serve revenge-seeking grub. But lately, they've begun doing something else that may cause indigestion.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Celebrating the heart in senior living

February is a month marked with celebrations of the special people in our lives, appreciation for others and education to learn ways to take better care of ourselves, especially our cardiovascular health. Here's a look at some of the ways that those goals have manifested themselves in senior living.

Taking age discrimination off the menu

A court case in Boston ultimately may affect hiring practices at all types of employers across the country.

Alzheimer's film: Not many surprises for you, but maybe some for general public

Those who care for residents with Alzheimer's disease every day shouldn't expect many surprises from a new PBS documentary, "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts." But you still may wish to see it.

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

Many continuing care retirement / life plan communities offer a benefit that is not mentioned explicitly on their websites but could be a source of comfort to prospective residents.

Guest Columns

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

Regardless of the scope or cause of the emergency, senior living communities of all sizes in any location can benefit from being prepared for any potential disaster.

Finding and keeping caregivers: A growing crisis

Finding and keeping caregivers: A growing crisis

A new campaign offers 60 new ideas to help address the caregiving crisis in senior living.

Keeping it real distinguishes home from homelike

Keeping it real distinguishes home from homelike

Some senior living organizations strive to create a homier environment with new décor, more menu items and large group activities. But do the residents gain any real control over how their lives play out?

Marketplace Columns

Streamlining communication for optimal care provision

Streamlining communication for optimal care provision

For an aging population that depends on various healthcare professionals for assistance and guidance, collaboration among care team members is essential.

How one operator incorporates music into residents' lives

How one operator incorporates music into residents' lives

More than 3,000 U.S. senior living and long-term care communities are realizing the benefits of incorporating music into the lives of the residents, making it one of their most effective nonpharmacologic approaches to quality-of-life improvement.

Designing for current and future residents

Designing for current and future residents

The baby boomer generation is projected to hold 70% of U.S. disposable income in the next five years, and its members are demanding more innovative and modern senior living properties to live in.

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Feb. 10

Snow fun

Princeton, NJ

Residents of Brandywine Living at Princeton in New Jersey ranging in age from 88 to 94 had a little outside fun after a snowstorm blasted the Northeast on Feb. 9.

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