October 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

October 2015 Issue of McKnight's Senior Living

October 2015

My Turn

Art therapy has many positive effects

Art is a way for people to express feelings that are difficult to convey in words. It can benefit residents and their families as well ...

Resident Safety

Abuse not part of the job, group insists

Nurses are often the targets of physical or verbal abuse from residents and families.


Stretching boundaries

As more senior living residents arrive with memory-related challenges, operators are adapting. This is especially the case in rehabilitation care, according to industry experts.

Safe and secure

Wandering itself will not necessarily pose harm to a resident. But when it takes place in an environment that is unsafe, the risk of injury ...

That personal touch

In a set-up that would satisfy even Goldilocks, a group of Sunrise Senior Living residents in Massachusetts heads to a cozy common room each day ...

Making a clothes call

As more senior living operators work to increase efficiencies and leave a smaller environmental footprint, on-premise laundry operations are being put under increased scrutiny.

Design Decisions

A true 'Residence'

If the top three point of emphasis for real estate are "location, location and location," The Residence at Cedar Dells certainly meets the criteria.

Tech Talk

Getting data to work across settings

An emphasis on data assessment and standardization across care settings was a hot topic at a recent senior living technology summit held in Baltimore.

Editor's Column

A senior living community unlike any other

McKnightsSeniorLiving.com is a new marketplace of information and ideas dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the nation's senior living professionals.


Operators must change with the times

Looking to the future, a growing number of operators of individually owned, self-managed senior living communities have two major concerns.

Alzheimer's Outreach

Senior living's memory care role extends to staff: report

Senior living communities, as employers, have a role to play in memory care that extends beyond their residents to their employees, concludes the World Alzheimer ...

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."