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.

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

While you are hammering away at spreadsheets, emails and other matters that just can't wait, you may be slowly, but surely, becoming less connected.

Actually, it's a breakthrough senior living operators would cheer as well

Actually, it's a breakthrough senior living operators would cheer as well

Many people in the senior living sector found my most recent column offensive and off the mark. On further review, I must agree.

John O'Connor's Columns

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?

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

While you are hammering away at spreadsheets, emails and other matters that just can't wait, you may be slowly, but surely, becoming less connected.

Actually, it's a breakthrough senior living operators would cheer as well

Many people in the senior living sector found my most recent column offensive and off the mark. On further review, I must agree.

A breakthrough everyone would cheer, except for maybe senior living operators

From a bottom-line perspective, it's hard to argue that removing one's largest income stream is going to help the future of this sector.

Lois Bowers' Columns

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.

2.4 million reasons to be nice

We're supposed to be nice because it's the right thing to do, not because we expect something in return. It sure is heartwarming, though, when people are rewarded for their good deeds.

Survey makes a case for going soft on new employees

New research from a surprising source may change the way you approach employee training and development.

CEO who fired himself has advice, predictions for you

Chances are good that you or someone you know will be in the same position as a Virginia senior living CEO who recently decided to fire himself to try to help the community survive. That CEO has some advice for 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.

The 7 cardinal sins of marketing in aging services (and how to avoid them)

The 7 cardinal sins of marketing in aging services (and how to avoid them)

Before investing in more marketing efforts, master the marketing mix by considering the mistakes committed by aging services organizations.

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.

4 ways sales teams can foster community in senior housing

4 ways sales teams can foster community in senior housing

Fostering an authentic sense of community is the most important part of working in any aspect of the senior living industry, but it is especially true in sales.

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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