John O'Connor McKnight's Senior Living
John O'Connor

John O'Connor

John is the editorial director, vice president and associate publisher of McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. He joined McKnight's in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was introduced to journalism, late-night bull sessions and many of his closest friends. Before McKnight's, John worked at a weekly newspaper in Chicago. An avid reader and sports fan, he has a weakness for magazines, biographies and almost anything containing chocolate. John lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Layne, and their two children.

Most recent articles by John O'Connor

Focus On briefs: Rehabilitation

The latest about National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, high-intensity interval training, EMR provider Casamba, telehealth research and cardiac rehab for people with chronic kidney disease.

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For senior living operators, two new problems might soon emerge

We are hearing much about how the future of senior living will be different. Buildings will be less virus friendly, ventilation systems will improve, infection control practices will get better and marketing messages will change, according to the experts. But there are two looming challenges that we’re not hearing much about: labor and lawsuits.

Home care briefs for Monday, Sept. 28

New music program guidelines for dementia caregivers … Vote on prioritizing distribution of future COVID-19 vaccine delayed by CDC advisory group … Outcomes improve with high-intensity resistance training: study … PointClickCare to provide de-identified clinical data to COVID-19 research database

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