Guest Columns

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.

Overcoming emotional barriers in senior living

Overcoming emotional barriers in senior living

Our prospective residents and their family members face complicated questions. We must educate them, find a balance between care and compassion and personalize that balance for each individual family.

Are you ready for the Solo Agers?

Are you ready for the Solo Agers?

Developers, owners and managers of residential retirement communities must start now to plan for the influx of residents who do not have the traditional family support. Here are some points to consider as you put together your strategy.

Empathy: The greatest qualification we can offer

Empathy: The greatest qualification we can offer

Forty years in an industry is not the same as a few months or years of caring for your own loved one. So I borrowed from one of the most powerful moments in my career: when I left acute care to transition into post-acute care.

A tribute to Tony Mullen

A tribute to Tony Mullen

We are all deeply saddened at the passing of Tony Mullen. It was his love for the seniors housing and care industry that I believe will resonate.

Older adults and alcohol don't always mix

Older adults and alcohol don't always mix

For several reasons, alcohol affects older adults differently than it affects younger people. That puts older adults at risk of dangers associated with driving under the influence.

The real crisis in senior housing

The real crisis in senior housing

The United States needs a new paradigm for caring for older generations, including a new approach to senior living.

Social engagement technologies: Providers' best practices

Social engagement technologies: Providers' best practices

Social isolation has been shown to increase the risk for a variety of poor health outcomes in people of all ages. The good news is that tech can help. Here are best practices gleaned from senior living operators.

Senior living resiliency in the face of disaster

Senior living resiliency in the face of disaster

The past year has been particularly challenging for all types of senior living and healthcare providers in California and beyond, but the response to disasters by one particular facility represents the pinnacle of preparedness, dedication and resiliency.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.