Editors' Columns

What about your non-hiring policies?

What about your non-hiring policies?

When it comes to bringing on people with a criminal past, senior living organizations can find themselves in a real bind.

When the going gets tough, the tough do something

When the going gets tough, the tough do something

Senior living operators can learn a lesson from the communication efforts of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living in advance of the group's meeting at the hotel, where the largest mass shooting in recent American history occurred just two weeks before the gathering.

Senior living could take a lesson from this Nobel Laureate

Senior living could take a lesson from this Nobel Laureate

What does the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences have to do with senior living? Not much, except that perhaps the way you go about trying to fill your units may be seriously flawed.

Financial report suggests good news for operators

Financial report suggests good news for operators

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggests good news for seniors housing and care operators.

John O'Connor's Columns

What about your non-hiring policies?

When it comes to bringing on people with a criminal past, senior living organizations can find themselves in a real bind.

Senior living could take a lesson from this Nobel Laureate

What does the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences have to do with senior living? Not much, except that perhaps the way you go about trying to fill your units may be seriously flawed.

Four takeaways from the NIC meeting

While I have been attending NIC conferences for more than two decades, I marvel at how relevant and informative they continue to be. The 2017 event was no exception. Here are but four takeaways from last week's event.

A shift comes to senior living's great divide

Sooner or later, all discussions about the nature of senior living come down to this: Is this a real estate business with a healthcare component, or vice versa?

Lois Bowers' Columns

When the going gets tough, the tough do something

Senior living operators can learn a lesson from the communication efforts of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living in advance of the group's meeting at the hotel, where the largest mass shooting in recent American history occurred just two weeks before the gathering.

Financial report suggests good news for operators

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggests good news for seniors housing and care operators.

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don't find themselves in the same position.

Designing for dementia

An app that was under development when we first told you about it in June is now available to help make living environments more friendly for those with dementia.

Guest Columns

When disaster preparedness pays off

When disaster preparedness pays off

With advance planning and masterful execution, the Watermark Retirement Communities team was able to care for residents and create an environment where they thrived, even in the midst of Hurricane Irma. Looking back, several best practices can be gained from this experience.

A book with a purpose to change the world

A book with a purpose to change the world

Our newly released book, "New Possibilities in Memory Care: The Silverado Story," aims to give hope and strength to families and inspire innovation across our industry.

Resident collaboration may be the key to dynamic dining in senior living

Resident collaboration may be the key to dynamic dining in senior living

A combination of resident choice, creativity and committed dining associates can please prospective and current residents who enjoy good food and expect it every day.

Marketplace Columns

Connected technologies can improve medication adherence, manage risk

Connected technologies can improve medication adherence, manage risk

Senior living communities can play a big role in helping manage their residents' medication adherence and avoid the costly consequences of nonadherence — from both health and financial perspectives — for themselves and residents.

Fighting loneliness among older adults

Fighting loneliness among older adults

There's a way to combat social isolation in senior living that is practical, cost effective, transformative and revolutionary.

Helping residents, facilities reap benefits of cost-effective health screenings

Helping residents, facilities reap benefits of cost-effective health screenings

Business intelligence and information technology are making health screenings more convenient for older adults, enabling them as well as their care providers to benefit.

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Oct. 11

Mock fire, real prep

Roanoke, VA

A recent fire and disaster response drill at Friendship helped with staff and responder preparedness.