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Senior living resiliency in the face of disaster

Senior living resiliency in the face of disaster

The past year has been particularly challenging for all types of senior living and healthcare providers in California and beyond, but the response to disasters by one particular facility represents the pinnacle of preparedness, dedication and resiliency.

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

5 senior living marketing points to remember in 2018

We gathered a group of senior housing marketing experts to forecast upcoming trends.

Enhance your organization's culture through philanthropy

Enhance your organization's culture through philanthropy

Coming together to help others in need has helped magnify the caring spirit and mission that we strive for everyday as a healthcare provider. Many employees also choose to work for us now because of our commitment to helping our communities.

6 meds to handle with care

6 meds to handle with care

Older adults taking five or more medications per week, plus an aging body system, equals problems for home and senior living caregivers.

6 ways to calm discord and lead a more inspired life

6 ways to calm discord and lead a more inspired life

Many of your workers and residents may be disheartened by the divide that seems to have arisen in this country and across the globe. The answer to the turmoil isn't difficult, however, and it lies within each of us.

Leading-edge tools make for efficient senior living design

Leading-edge tools make for efficient senior living design

Ever wonder about the processes and technology architectural and design firms use to help senior living clients save money and time and efficiently realize their projects? Here's an inside look at one firm's approach, which you may find useful for your tasks as well.

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

Therapeutic environments that benefit people with dementia embrace meaningful and innovative activities, good communication, skilled problem-solving around behaviors challenging for staff, and excellent staff training. Consider adopting several of these contemporary best practices in your community.

Tips for lasting new year's resolutions

Tips for lasting new year's resolutions

Here are some tips for setting your goals and sticking to them, from a retirement community fitness program coordinator.

Take time to connect with older people

Take time to connect with older people

Spend some time talking with the older people in your life, and visit them often. They are in your life for a reason.

Advance care planning is appropriate and necessary for all senior living residents

Advance care planning is appropriate and necessary for all senior living residents

The best time to complete advance care planning is when things are stable and before a crisis arises for an older adult, and senior living communities can help in the process.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.