Guest Columns

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.

What seniors teach us about connecting

What seniors teach us about connecting

Older adults have great stories to tell, and if you take the time to listen, you will learn amazing things.

5 design considerations for high-rise senior living communities

5 design considerations for high-rise senior living communities

When it comes to designing high-rise buildings intended for older adults — as well as for care and service staff and visitors — it's important to remember several architectural considerations.

Creating a culture of engagement in senior living

Creating a culture of engagement in senior living

The biggest challenges in senior living can be addressed successfully by creating a culture of engagement for staff members and residents.

How dining services can differentiate your assisted living community

How dining services can differentiate your assisted living community

Two steps can help you meet the demand for innovative dining services in assisted living.

Overcoming communication barriers due to dementia

Overcoming communication barriers due to dementia

Thankfully, we are learning that many effective ways exist to improve communication with residents who have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, so that we can better understand their wants and needs.

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.

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Aug. 16

'Pet therapy on steroids'

Chesterfield, MI

It was "pet therapy on steroids" when a special visitor recently roamed the halls of The Village of East Harbor, according to Administrator Carolyn Martin.