August 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

August 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

August 2015

My Turn

Leadership skills empower your team

The executive team at Presbyterian Communities and Services (PC&S) recently shared with me that leader development in eldercare is fairly rare — most training focuses ...

Resident Safety

CDC strains to improve next flu vaccine

Next season's flu vaccination is being tweaked for broader protection due to last year's inconsistent coverage of influenza strains, U.S. health officials announced.


More bang for the buck

When it comes to acquiring furniture and furnishings, senior living communities need to get value without breaking their budgets.

Restoring dignity

Keeping incontinent residents healthy, dignified and satisfied is a full-time chore — if providers are educated and steadily keep a proper eye on those in ...

Avoiding confusion

Those with memory loss and dementia pose a special risk for senior living communities. Luckily, there are plenty of things operators can do to keep ...

Design Decisions

Going Dutch

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet in Watervliet, NY, has a design scheme that owes everything to a religious society that had a strong presence in the ...

Tech Talk

Tablets making seniors more tech savvy

Recent research has shown the use of tablet computers among elders has helped them break the barrier of the "digital divide."

Editor's Column

The actual labor challenge

It seems many are missing the point about departures.


To understand what works, drill down

It is generally recognized that the senior living business is becoming more complex with increasing need for operational sophistication and innovative best practices.

Alzheimer's Outreach

Alzheimer's finding a real eye-opener

Extra sleep can help fruit flies overcome Alzheimer's disease-like memory problems, according to new research out of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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."