Lois Bowers' Columns
Last week in a blog post, Bill Gates shared some exciting ways that Alzheimer’s disease might be diagnosed in the future.
Members of Generation X, now aged 38 to 53, account for one-third of the U.S. workforce yet often are overlooked, according to a new survey.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about marketing or media messages that mischaracterize senior living or aging adults (and we’re all aging). A few uses of language caught my attention this past week.
McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News will be announcing the recipients of our inaugural Women of Distinction awards this week.
A recent move by LeadingAge and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America / ElevatingHOME is another example of how the aging services field is adapting to meet the needs of those served.
Mark your calendars. A release date for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care’s highly anticipated middle-market study has been announced.
Legal immigration is part of the solution to staffing challenges in senior living and other industries, according to numerous organizations representing provider and business interests. But a new lawsuit suggests that at least some Americans may need to become more comfortable with people who may not look or speak as they do, immigrant or not.
Someone at Edge Hill University clearly has a sense of humor, but research there is no laughing matter.
An interesting study recently published in The Gerontologist suggests that older caregivers providing less care than their peers may need more support than others.
We’ve heard older voters called “healthcare voters,” but the results of a new survey don’t corroborate that view.
I’m pulling for a day when instruments such as the Gender Equality Index won’t be needed, because equality will be something that serves as an assumed basis from which other actions stem. Until that time, lists such as this one provide an opportunity for reflection and comparison.
Helping employees find more meaning in their work could increase productivity, reduce turnover and save money, according to a recent study. And who wouldn’t like those results?
Women are no strangers to senior living, working at every level. Now McKnight’s has introduced a new awards program to recognize their contributions!
Provision Living’s peek into what Americans want from retirement can provide food for thought for other providers, too.
Health Dimensions Group has put together its “Top Trends in Aging Services” list for 2019, and several of them are especially relevant to senior living community operators.
Some in the senior living industry will have a memorable Thanksgiving this year for all the wrong reasons. There are several ways to help them for those who are interested.
Until we as individuals and as a society view age and aging more positively, one can’t blame a man for asking a court to make him legally younger.
May we always make the most of opportunities to be students of life.
The staffing challenges facing senior living communities are not just human resources headaches. They also represent the biggest operational risk in the industry, according to experts participating in a recent panel discussion.
NCAL Day speakers think something other than occupancy should be operators’ top priority.