October 2014 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

October 2014 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

October 2014

My Turn

Understanding the psychology of falls

By providing tools, we can reduce fears, incidents.

Resident Safety

Providers blast mental health proposal

Mental healthcare providers for the elderly expressed anger over an apparent snub of seniors' mental health services in a proposed new federal behavioral health plan.

Feature

Beyond surface cleaning

Operators use room turnover as an opportunity to eliminate sometimes deadly bugs by layering basic cleaning with next-generation solvents and technology.

Being pro-active

Once just the domain of bingo, bridge and crafts, activity programs are taking a more central role in helping residents add joy and meaning to ...

On the constant lookout

Thanks to a combination of technology, education and protocols, senior living communities and families can keep a closer eye on those served

Tech Talk

Mobile health apps don't always work

Mobile health apps need more oversight, according to an article published in the July issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

Editor's Column

When employees get jobbed

It's hardly a secret why many choose other work options.

Finance

Resident panels can boost credibility

Prospects for senior living communities and their families respond very well to existing resident testimonials as a marketing communication strategy.

Alzheimer's Outreach

'Mindfulness' training appears helpful

Simultaneous mindfulness training for residents with early-stage dementia and their caregivers helps both groups, a new study finds.

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Wellness goals

Monroe Township, NJ 

Residents at Monroe Village have been staying in shape by playing hockey during the NHL season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.