Guest Columns

Countering the illusion of communication

Countering the illusion of communication

We all hear that communication is important, but what do we do about it? Here are some tips to enhance communication mindfulness.

The wrong policy at the wrong time

The wrong policy at the wrong time

As Congress has developed healthcare legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, a dangerous proposal has emerged that would dramatically alter Medicaid's financial structure and shift far more of the risk for the increasing cost of care to the states, where budgets are ill-equipped to deal with the burden.

Wellness redesigned: Centers for healthy living in the 21st century

Wellness redesigned: Centers for healthy living in the 21st century

For senior living operators looking for a way to bridge the gap between the housing, healthcare, hospitality and education sectors, the center for healthy living concept presents an exciting opportunity to innovate.

When it makes sense to phase a project

When it makes sense to phase a project

As you consider increasing the footprint (and impact) of your senior living community, consider phasing your project, and be mindful of the risks that are present.

3 ways to engage residents with programs that address their passions

3 ways to engage residents with programs that address their passions

Residents are looking for classes and clubs that keep them inspired to learn new things and keep doing what they love. Developing a class schedule around these interests can be much easier than you think.

Unlikely volunteers give hope for those with dementia

Unlikely volunteers give hope for those with dementia

By taking time out of their work days to train for and lead SAIDO Learning sessions, employees in various departments are gaining an understanding of dementia and memory care while helping residents increase engagement with their family members and caregivers.

Proven ways to successfully navigate the RFP process

Proven ways to successfully navigate the RFP process

A well-executed request for proposal process increases the likelihood of making the best choices that can bring the greatest benefit to your organization.

Putting caregiver issues in politics: The Family Caregiver Platform Project

Putting caregiver issues in politics: The Family Caregiver Platform Project

The goal of a recent grassroots effort was to raise awareness of caregiver issues among hundreds of political leaders by pushing to get some of those issues onto state political party platforms.

Senior living should be ageless

Senior living should be ageless

Intergenerational relations, programs and places provide priceless benefits to older adults, younger generations and society overall.

Want inspired, productive team members? Be a GREAT boss

Want inspired, productive team members? Be a GREAT boss

Successful leaders model five characteristics that can be described by the acronym GREAT.

Sign up for newsletters

In Focus

June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.