Editors' Columns

Two new developments that might give senior living operators labor pains

Two new developments that might give senior living operators labor pains

Two entities outside this sector just got seriously slapped for dubious labor practices. Wise senior living operators would do well to take a lesson or two here.

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

It's quite something to see the 10-year progression of Alzheimer's disease in one person collapsed into a 13-minute TV segment.

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

The latest occupancy numbers for assisted living point to absorption issues. But they may reveal another issue as well.

Don't let worry spread with news of this bathroom study

Don't let worry spread with news of this bathroom study

"Ew," was the predictable reaction to a study published in the April issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology that found that hot air hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria.

John O'Connor's Columns

Two new developments that might give senior living operators labor pains

Two entities outside this sector just got seriously slapped for dubious labor practices. Wise senior living operators would do well to take a lesson or two here.

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

The latest occupancy numbers for assisted living point to absorption issues. But they may reveal another issue as well.

Looking to expand your senior living business? All states are not created equal

A new study on health across the states indirectly reveals something that might prove to be helpful to senior living operators.

For some of your senior living residents, fraud may be in the cards

The new Medicare cards represent a huge opportunity for those with larceny in their hearts.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

It's quite something to see the 10-year progression of Alzheimer's disease in one person collapsed into a 13-minute TV segment.

Don't let worry spread with news of this bathroom study

"Ew," was the predictable reaction to a study published in the April issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology that found that hot air hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria.

Give these workers credit for being creative

What do a dog, false eyelashes and hot coffee have in common? The answer may or may not surprise you.

Breathe easy on your next flight

Is an airline flight in your future as you plan to attend a conference or take a break from work far from home? If so, then you may be interested a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Guest Columns

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

Watch for potential life plan community liabilities

When you understand the evolution of generally accepted accounting principles to identify and record all potential liabilities, you should feel more confident in your contract and fee decisions.

A legacy of preparedness is a lesson for others

A legacy of preparedness is a lesson for others

It all started with an urgent phone call from the governor's office in the middle of the night in late August 2005.

Reaching residents through health chats

Reaching residents through health chats

We've found a way to help residents feel comfortable discussing health issues with the health team.

Marketplace Columns

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.

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April 25

Wellness goals

Monroe Township, NJ 

Residents at Monroe Village have been staying in shape by playing hockey during the NHL season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.