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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.

3 ways integrated care delivery benefits seniors housing operators

3 ways integrated care delivery benefits seniors housing operators

Juniper Communities' Connect4Life model shows a potential cost savings of up to $15.3 billion for Medicare in hospital inpatient spending (or $4,500 per beneficiary) if applied nationally to a frail population of Medicare beneficiaries similar to Juniper's resident population.

How horses, university partnerships are changing senior living

How horses, university partnerships are changing senior living

After 30 years, the leaders of Watermark Retirement Communities believe they are on the cusp of a much-needed revolution in the way senior housing and healthcare is delivered. They also believe that other operators can be a part of it.

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

With the number of people in whom dementia is diagnosed growing at alarming rates, the need for effective memory care programs is more important than ever. One international program combines dementia care best practices with a Montessori philosophy.

Senior living affiliation drivers: Recognizing unique market factors

Senior living affiliation drivers: Recognizing unique market factors

Senior living sponsorship transitions have many key drivers. Providers can ask themselves certain questions to help determine whether affiliations, acquisitions or dispositions may be wise strategic alternatives.

Nine characteristics of affordable assisted living

Nine characteristics of affordable assisted living

For the seniors housing and care industry, now is the time to invest in and develop more affordable assisted living options.

A new way to measure outcomes in older adults

A new way to measure outcomes in older adults

With support from the SCAN Foundation and the John A. Hartford Foundation, the National Committee for Quality Assurance and six collaborating organizations are testing two approaches to measuring outcomes in older adults, focusing on person-driven outcomes.

Choice will continue to be the predominant trend in senior living

Choice will continue to be the predominant trend in senior living

To remain competitive in today's marketplace, the successful senior living community will offer choice — and plenty of it.

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In Focus

Oct. 11

Mock fire, real prep

Roanoke, VA

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