Lois Bowers' Columns
Many, many examples exist of senior living companies taking extraordinary steps on behalf of older adults at this time. We’d love to hear your stories.
Senior living operators today have much more sophisticated technology at their disposal than did their predecessors, and they’re putting that technology to good use to help ensure the health and safety of residents at this time.
Labor markets are tight, but data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest a few groups that senior living and care operators might want to court for new workers, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace said Friday.
The first reported possible outbreak of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, and the first reported case of COVID-19 in a healthcare worker — a caregiver in that facility, were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday. It’s time to prepare, not panic, says one senior living operator’s chief medical officer. Fortunately, many resources are available to help you.
Much has been written before about family caregivers and how they support loved ones as well as the healthcare system, but a new report provides the first state-level estimates of self-rated caregiver health.
For senior living operators, the reason for being in business may seem pretty straightforward, but has your organization put that purpose in writing and shared it with employees?
Adults’ increased feelings of loneliness are affecting engagement, productivity and retention in the workplace. Fortunately, employers can do something about it.
A recent survey suggests good news and not-so-good workforce-related news for senior living operators.
Depending on your age, you may find the phrase “OK, Boomer” humorous or infuriating. But there’s only one way to look at it in the workplace.
It was the comment heard around the world. Well, around the United States. OK, maybe just among those in the long-term care arena and some political junkies.
Eighty-five percent of independent living residents interviewed for a recent small study reported moderate to severe levels of loneliness. The residents also shared some techniques to manage it that may help other older adults and those who serve and care for them, however.
The top five types of ageist behavior in American occur in the workplace, according to a new survey.
Looking for a last-minute gift for a female colleague? Or maybe you’re a woman seeking a holiday splurge for yourself. Or perhaps you’re trying to think of a way to ring in the new year at work. Here’s a great idea.
Now is the time to allay fears and leave no doubt in the minds of current and prospective LGBTQ residents that they will be treated well.
A new survey finds that half of us wish we could give certain “intangible” gifts to those we care about. But we can give at least some of these gifts to our family members, friends or co-workers. In fact, maybe we already are.
Mention the baby boomer-related demographic forces that could be a boon for senior living operators in the coming years, and most minds in the industry turn to prospective residents. Two recent reports, however, suggest that baby boomers of traditional retirement age offer an opportunity of a different sort right now.
Yes, the aging of the baby boomers may result in a “silver wave” of residents moving into senior living communities, but one investor is urging caution. And independent living “may be left out to dry,” he says.
“Get your act together and create a quality movement,” said former LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix.
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.
“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.