December 2014 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

December 2014 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

December 2014

My Turn

An episodic approach to Alzheimer's

For so many of us working in senior care, we are often approached by family members and caregivers with questions about the uncertainty of the ...

Resident Safety

Light drinkers less prone to dementia?

Moderate alcohol consumption might help people over the age of 60 preserve cognition, according to recently published findings in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease ...

Feature

Analysis of antiseptics

Data-driven strategies, acute-care solutions and natural ingredients will become increasingly important in the battle against HAIs and communicable diseases.

Balanced approach

Combining safety and choice is part science and part art when it comes to resident security. New options are making delicate weighing of options easier ...

Out of the data silo

Interoperability, data analytics and intervention models are giving providers a new way to use healthcare information technology to decrease rehospitalization rates.

The trouble with money

Senior living developers are finding it easy to secure funds for projects, which has some concerned about overbuilding.

Design Decisions

Taking the final steps

When Erickson Living leaders transformed their Ashby Ponds campus from independent living to a continuing care retirement community, they went the Frank Sinatra route — ...

Tech Talk

Open source online tool may offer help

As operators re-gear for the ICD-10 changes to hit in 2015, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a free online tool ...

Social media use grows among older adults

If your marketing and communication plans to reach residents and prospective residents don't already include social media, new research may convince you of the need.

Editor's Column

Let's worry about real threats

We have far more to dread than an Ebola outbreak.

Finance

Many seniors feeling strapped for cash

The Social Security administration recently announced a 1.7% annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for the nearly 64 million Americans who receive federal retirement or disability ...

Alzheimer's Outreach

Tau identified as cause of Alzheimer's

Plaque has long been considered a prime suspect behind Alzheimer's disease. But new findings are causing some investigators to cite tau instead.

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."