April 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

April 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

April 2015

My Turn

Improving the Alzheimer's transition

These four steps ease transitions for your families:

Resident Safety

GAO reports blasts use of antipsychotics

Reports of excessive antipsychotics' use in nursing homes have circulated for years.


Capital gives sector a lift

Investors and lenders are lining up to find seniors housing projects to fund, but while this might seem like positive news, capital suppliers express concern ...

Serious side effects

New pain medication rules went into effect in October, forcing long-term care providers to figure out how to ensure residents receive what they need, and ...

There's an app for that

Once seen as a luxury, tech tools are increasingly viewed as an essential part of running an up-to-date senior living organization. Few operational areas are ...

Design Decisions

A hospitality twist

A lot went smoothly for the development of the Life Care Center of Ooltewah: Architect Bob Franklin had worked on eight skilled nursing facilities for ...

Tech Talk

Leaders pushing for greater tech role

Members of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) recently joined federal agency leaders and industry experts to push for the adoption of health information ...

Editor's Column

Ready for some labor pains?

We don't know by how much, but labor costs will soon rise.


Prepare for when it's time to move on

Most owner/operators say they don't intend to sell, they plan to ride out various business cycles and they're not about to leave the senior living ...

Alzheimer's Outreach

'Super Agers' may offer new insights

Often referred to as "Super Agers," sharp-thinking seniors close to either side of 100 have brains that could yield changes in memory care and treatment ...

In Focus

June 20

107 years young

Chambersburg, PA 

Irene Rebok, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg, will celebrate her 107th birthday with a visit from a state representative and a "card shower."