December 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

December 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

December 2015

My Turn

The secret to a successful senior living community

One quality will distinguish your community and lay the foundation for success—financial and otherwise.

Industry News

Life plan community is new name for CCRC

Life plan community is the new name for continuing care retirement community that has arisen from the CCRC Namestorm initiated by LeadingAge and Mather LifeWays. ...

Study will examine use of antipsychotics in assisted living

A $3.4 million, five-year, seven-state study will examine the off-label use of antipsychotic medications in residents with dementia living in assisted living communities.

55+ housing market remains strong

Those aged 55 or more years continue to show interest in buying condominiums and single-family homes or renting apartments, according to third-quarter 2015 data from ...

Alzheimer's test can diagnose disease decades before symptoms appear

A test leading to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease 10 to 30 years before symptoms appear has been formally classified as the international reference method, ...

Parkinson's drug may help with eye disease

A drug already used safely to treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders also could delay or prevent the most common cause of blindness in ...

Resident Safety

Researchers: Replace TV with exercise

Considering TV-watching an activity could be dangerous to your residents' health.

Feature

Occupancy holding steady in independent, assisted living

Occupancy rates for independent and assisted living appear to be peaking, according to one analyst.

Larry Minnix says goodbye

An emotional Larry Minnix accepted LeadingAge's Award of Honor Tuesday at the general session of the organization's annual meeting. The LeadingAge Leadership Academy, begun during ...

More peace and quiet

With more senior living facilities focusing on making their environments more homelike, there's a problem when ubiquitous surveillance cameras, constant security buzzers and flat-screen TV ...

Game changer

Technology has produced miracles in this sector for decades — from helping 70-year-olds defy the curse of failed hips and causing bone-deep pressure wounds to ...

Overcoming objections

When it comes to bathing residents with special needs, many long-term care facilities find themselves in a slippery situation.

Design Decisions

Worker's paradise

Low-income seniors shouldn't have to settle for cheap, cookie-cutter housing as their only independent living option, say the folks who developed the Cottages at Cathedral ...

Tech Talk

4 trends will define future of seniors housing and care

National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care CEO Robert G. Kramer shared insights with those attending the opening session of the group's annual conference.

Americans embracing health-related tech options

More Americans are using technology to improve their health and navigate health-related purchasing options, according to a new report from The Deloitte Center for Health ...

Listen up: Hearing aids help more than hearing

Residents who use the devices may experience another important benefit, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Kramer: Tech will help define future

Technology will play a central role in defining the future of the seniors housing and care industry, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care ...

A calming influence

A robotic therapy cat can help improve quality of life for people with dementia, according to a pilot study out of Mälardalen University in Sweden.

Sensing glaucoma

Clinical trials are underway to help analyze the gait of glaucoma patients and compare them to those without the eye condition.

Beefing up appetites

A collaboration between the United Kingdom product design agency RODD and Lizzie Ostrom, the founder of Odette Toilette, has led to the development of a ...

Editor's Column

How they actually see you

These days, many senior living operators appear to be upgrading as quickly as possible.

Alzheimer's Outreach

Report: Disease will hike state outlays

It's well known that Alzheimer's takes a huge toll on its victims. Less known is that state budgets may be soon suffering as well.

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In Focus

Jan. 17

Party in the sky

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving.