John O'Connor

Editorial Director

John O'Connor has been with McKnight's for more than two decades and oversees content production. A University of Illinois graduate, John lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by John O'Connor

Here's what keeps senior living operators up at night

Here's what keeps senior living operators up at night

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Finding and keeping the right workers was rated the top concern among nearly 200 senior living leaders who contributed to a new Perkins Eastman survey.

Depression risk spikes when residents become more frail, study finds

Depression risk spikes when residents become more frail, study finds

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Increased frailty nearly doubles the likelihood of depression in a resident, a new study finds. The trend holds regardless of the resident's initial impairment level.

M&A deals turn down the volume, report finds

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Although the number of healthcare-related transactions held serve in 2016, the dollar-volume dropped by almost half, according to the 2017 Health Care Services Acquisition Report.

Beyond growing pains

Beyond growing pains

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Brookdale had big plans: To become the first senior living operator with a national brand. But a troubled purchase and other headaches keep getting in the way.

Lutein consumption preserves brain health, study finds

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Older adults who eat a pigment commonly found in leafy greens better retain their skills and knowledge, a new study finds.

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April 20

New Jersey newlyweds

Pompton Plains, NJ

Edie Dombal and Rich Cirelli both volunteer at Cedar Crest retirement community's TV studio, and now they have something else in common: each other.

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