Editors' Columns

Editors’ Columns

John O'Connor's Columns

Does senior living have a bullying problem?

Workplace bullies have mastered the art of making others feel threatened and miserable. And if a recent poll is to be believed, they are in ample supply these days.

Senior living operators may soon have a new BFF

Some find it controversial that President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia to head the Labor Department. But if you are running a senior living organization, the announcement is anything but.

Looking for leaders? Open your eyes, man!

Giving wrongheaded tropes a decent burial surely must be one of life’s great pleasures. Particularly when they are the spawn of misguided judgment.

Care to Google the future of senior living?

The senior living field likes to think of itself as high-touch, not high-tech. But it appears that one tech company is offering a labor management blueprint many operators soon may emulate.

Latest job perk: work a shift, get paid

Think offering same-day or next-day paychecks would be impossible to execute? Some of the competition is about to start doing exactly that.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Older adults: Images, reality don’t always match

A new campaign by AARP and Getty Images certainly fits nicely with LeadingAge’s important vision to “permanently change the image of aging in our society,” but it was another organization that came to my mind when I heard about this new effort.

Is all of senior living embracing a medical model?

“How many of you still believe you only provide hospitality?” When Juniper Communities founder and CEO Lynne Katzmann posed that question to the approximately 260 people attending NCAL Day on Sunday, nobody raised a hand.

What you need to know about flu vaccination

Here are some important takeaways about influenza vaccination from my conversation with the medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Just the beginning for middle market push

We’ve read — and McKnight’s Senior Living has written — much about the growing need for senior housing for middle-income older adults since April. Interest has not abated.

Affordable options for the middle class

As the senior living industry looks to find ways to serve the silver wave of baby boomers, including those in the middle market, all ideas should be on the table as potential solutions. Ever heard of the Dymaxion House?

Diversity ‘even more critical’ in senior living

Companies operating in senior living increasingly are taking steps to make their boards and C-suites look more like the customers they serve and the workers who serve them. It’s a smart and welcome approach.

The wave after the silver one

The “silver wave” of baby boomers hasn’t even hit yet — the oldest boomers won’t even turn 80 for another seven years — and yet one company is looking past that wave to the next one.

A daily dose of inspiration

Starting today, we’re providing a closer look at the 40 Hall of Honor and Rising Star inductees of the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program in 2019.

Your opportunity to share and learn about technology in senior living

Has your community used technology to improve care or operations in the past year? If yes, the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program is here to give your organization the opportunity to obtain the recognition it deserves. And a free webinar this week will help you learn about technology while earning a continuing education credit.

How to stay competitive in a time of oversupply

Eric Mendelsohn on Thursday provided a peek into National Health Investors’ playbook for helping its operators stay competitive when a new senior living community is opening nearby.
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