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Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

When Jewish Home Family adopted an economical art program, it improved the well-being of our residents, gave new perspectives to our staff and bolstered our community relations.

Senior living sales and marketing professionals reveal biggest challenges

Senior living sales and marketing professionals reveal biggest challenges

A national survey provides insights into where senior care sales and marketing professionals should spend their time and energy.

More than a website: Digital marketing for senior living

More than a website: Digital marketing for senior living

After your website is in place, what digital marketing tactics should your community use? Here are five ideas.

Top 10 safety and security considerations when designing a senior living community

Top 10 safety and security considerations when designing a senior living community

Giving attention to the safety and security of your senior living community will have a powerful, positive effect on resident satisfaction.

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

When you understand the evolution of generally accepted accounting principles to identify and record all potential liabilities, you should feel more confident in your contract and fee decisions.

A legacy of preparedness is a lesson for others

A legacy of preparedness is a lesson for others

It all started with an urgent phone call from the governor's office in the middle of the night in late August 2005.

Reaching residents through health chats

Reaching residents through health chats

We've found a way to help residents feel comfortable discussing health issues with the health team.

Overcoming emotional barriers in senior living

Overcoming emotional barriers in senior living

Our prospective residents and their family members face complicated questions. We must educate them, find a balance between care and compassion and personalize that balance for each individual family.

Are you ready for the Solo Agers?

Are you ready for the Solo Agers?

Developers, owners and managers of residential retirement communities must start now to plan for the influx of residents who do not have the traditional family support. Here are some points to consider as you put together your strategy.

Empathy: The greatest qualification we can offer

Empathy: The greatest qualification we can offer

Forty years in an industry is not the same as a few months or years of caring for your own loved one. So I borrowed from one of the most powerful moments in my career: when I left acute care to transition into post-acute care.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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