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Social media complements face-to-face interactions for residents

Social media complements face-to-face interactions for residents

Recent research has found that Facebook interaction among older adults is doing more than just helping them while away the time.

The weather outside doesn't have to be frightful

The weather outside doesn't have to be frightful

Communities in unfortunate locations could be snowed in, flooded, caught up in gusty hurricanes, struck by tornados or covered in sheets of ice. Communities can be proactive, however.

How to protect your caregivers from workplace injuries

How to protect your caregivers from workplace injuries

Employee health issues can lead to increased healthcare expenses, a loss of productivity and missed work, affecting both employee and employer. Fortunately, senior living operators can take steps to lessen or prevent such issues.

Education as an investment

Education as an investment

No one-size-fits-all approach to attracting or retaining talent exists, but some of the solutions we are deploying focus on the learning opportunities and education that we provide to employees.

Caring for caregivers all year

Caring for caregivers all year

November has been designated National Family Caregivers Month, but our appreciation doesn't need to be limited to one month of the year.

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

Regardless of the scope or cause of the emergency, senior living communities of all sizes in any location can benefit from being prepared for any potential disaster.

Finding and keeping caregivers: A growing crisis

Finding and keeping caregivers: A growing crisis

A new campaign offers 60 new ideas to help address the caregiving crisis in senior living.

Keeping it real distinguishes home from homelike

Keeping it real distinguishes home from homelike

Some senior living organizations strive to create a homier environment with new décor, more menu items and large group activities. But do the residents gain any real control over how their lives play out?

How to help ease concerns of prospective residents

How to help ease concerns of prospective residents

Moving into a senior living community is a big decision for older adults and their families. Community leaders not only must answer questions but also must reassure them, provide support, act as a resource and clearly articulate the key differentiators of our communities.

How home health can help expand your mission

How home health can help expand your mission

Since The Legacy Senior Communities launched The Legacy at Home, we have reached many more people than if we solely provided senior living services in our campus settings.

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March 16

A wee bit o' fun

San Antonio

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday.

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