Editors' Columns

Seniors benefiting seniors — and the rest of us

Seniors benefiting seniors — and the rest of us

Six residents of Meridian Senior Living shared life lessons for graduating students in a video. Video figures into another way that the company is choosing to help students, too.

Senior living might want to take a new look at an old friend

Senior living might want to take a new look at an old friend

Will a new twist help revitalize the private long-term care insurance market?

Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

You are in a position to not only read some good news, but to make some of your own.

John O'Connor's Columns

Senior living might want to take a new look at an old friend

Will a new twist help revitalize the private long-term care insurance market?

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

You are in a position to not only read some good news, but to make some of your own.

Big plans aren't necessarily senior living's problem

Daniel Hudson Burnham's directive to "make no little plans" has inspired many an ambitious undertaking across our great country. Including, apparently, a plan by Brookdale Senior Living to establish the sector's first national brand.

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

The labor challenges that senior living operators discuss are part of a larger problem that generally is ignored.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Seniors benefiting seniors — and the rest of us

Six residents of Meridian Senior Living shared life lessons for graduating students in a video. Video figures into another way that the company is choosing to help students, too.

Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.

Intergenerational programming: A growing differentiator

A new poll sheds light on public perceptions of efforts to foster intergenerational collaboration, and it presents opportunities for senior living operators.

10 tips for recruiting and retaining employees

A new guide that focuses on recruiting and retaining direct care workers offers advice that applies to many types of senior living employees.

Guest Columns

Four ways to creatively disrupt senior living — for all the right reasons

Four ways to creatively disrupt senior living — for all the right reasons

"Creative disruption" in four key areas can help senior living communities address challenges related to changing resident expectations and labor shortages across disciplines.

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Senior living operators are facing historic rates of turnover, decreasing revenues and increasing competition. One way to address these issues is to offer human resources and other programs for workers who are family caregivers.

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

Best practices: Help make the move-in decision easy

These processes can help potential residents and their families make better-informed decisions about when is the right time for assisted living for themselves or their loved ones.

Marketplace Columns

3 ways technology can improve senior living efficiency and quality of life

3 ways technology can improve senior living efficiency and quality of life

With today's broader campuses, more active seniors and specialized levels of care, staff must respond to emergencies and requests wherever the resident may be, while keeping track of individuals in a way that is minimally intrusive.

The future of senior living technology: Choice, control and connection

The future of senior living technology: Choice, control and connection

What if you could boost revenue, worry less about occupancy and retain employees for longer periods of time?

3 blind spots in your senior living business (and how to fix them)

3 blind spots in your senior living business (and how to fix them)

Senior living professionals may have blind spots regarding prospective residents and the sales methods used to familiarize them with communities. Fortunately, ways exist to address them.

In Focus

June 20

107 years young

Chambersburg, PA 

Irene Rebok, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg, will celebrate her 107th birthday with a visit from a state representative and a "card shower."

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