Guest Columns

Three keys to building a culture of problem-solvers

Three keys to building a culture of problem-solvers

Here's how to build a work environment that inspires individuals to make the right decisions and head in the right directions to solve problems on their own but in a manner consistent with your plans.

6 tips for effective crisis communication

6 tips for effective crisis communication

In senior living, we have plans to mitigate disasters, address corporate compliance, handle elopement and assure quality. What plans do we have in place for crisis communication and reputation management?

'Movie Moments' event aims to increase inclusivity, decrease stigma around dementia

'Movie Moments' event aims to increase inclusivity, decrease stigma around dementia

An event featuring classic movies addresses how inclusion applies to individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Why design matters in memory care communities

Why design matters in memory care communities

Here are four areas of community design that can help improve the quality of life for memory care residents.

Residents serve as ultimate focus group for next-generation technology

Residents serve as ultimate focus group for next-generation technology

Although companies seemingly introduce new tools and technology every day, some of the most promising ideas are springing from the minds of enterprising young college students. Our residents recently discovered this firsthand.

From 30 paces to 50 years: The evolution of a community

From 30 paces to 50 years: The evolution of a community

Much has changed in the 50 years since Mount Miguel Covenant Village first opened in Spring Valley, CA.

New CMS policy on water management signals caution for independent, assisted living

New CMS policy on water management signals caution for independent, assisted living

Owners and operators of independent and assisted living communities who want to stay ahead of the curve and out of the headlines should be aware of the rapidly changing legal and regulatory landscape and evaluate their current water management practices.

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.

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In Focus

Dec. 6

Students of life

Milwaukee

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.