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Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living community staff members and residents can be crucial to the development and refinement of technology meant to benefit them. Who better to listen to than those who will use something every day?

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Research shows that social connectedness improves physical health, mental and emotional well-being and even longevity, thereby enabling individuals and communities, including life plan communities, to thrive.

Are you paying more than you agreed to?

Are you paying more than you agreed to?

Reviewing invoices comes with a set of challenges, regardless of what happens after a vendor agreement is signed.

Keep your cool to prevent food poisoning

Keep your cool to prevent food poisoning

Senior living executive directors and skilled nursing administrators must take very seriously the cooling of food after it is cooked.

Thought leaders explore the difference between a place to live and a lifestyle in senior living

Thought leaders explore the difference between a place to live and a lifestyle in senior living

Recently, a sizable group of senior living thought leaders convened at an inaugural event to explore the current trends driving the business of senior living.

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists have three evolving roles as a result of the drive toward value-based care.

Must-have key performance indicators to improve senior living operations

Must-have key performance indicators to improve senior living operations

The expansion of benchmarking and the creation of key performance indicators for non-clinical areas such as maintenance and housekeeping is part of the shift toward a planned approach to operations in senior living.

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality may hold the promise of delivering therapeutic benefits that possibly could reduce symptoms of diseases experienced by older adults, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and macular degeneration, as well as increase residents' sense of well-being and happiness.

4 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract

4 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract

Have you ever felt confused about the language in a vendor contract and wondered whether you're getting the best deal? If so, you're not alone.

How to improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their caregivers

How to improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their caregivers

We have an opportunity to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and the selfless loved ones who take care of them every day.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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