John Andrews, Author at McKnight's Senior Living

John Andrews

Most recent articles by John Andrews

Sudden impact

Furnishings with a ‘wow factor’ can serve as a super marketing tool for communities while creating a comfortable environment for residents.

No whining about this dining

Franklin Park’s newest community is full of amenities that deliver a ‘symphony for the senses’ — especially the taste buds, thanks to meals from scratch and more.



Bathing can be a pleasing, even therapeutic activity for senior living residents. Private baths have become more prevalent, yet the centralized bathing area continues to serve an essential purpose.

Beyond mystery meat

Beyond mystery meat

Food service in senior living has progressed well beyond cafeteria lines with lukewarm dishes sitting under heat lamps. Fine dining has become a trend.

The Highlands provides seamless transitions for residents as they age.

Starting with good bones

The plumbing, heating and lighting of a community often are the most important facets in providing senior living residents with the comfort they need.

Photo by John Merkle.

Keeping keepers

There’s little doubting that senior living now faces a severe worker shortage, but new tools also are emerging.

Money for the asking

Money for the asking

Despite growing concerns about excess supply and changing industry dynamics, capital remains available in the senior living sector. Well-run operations have the best options.

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