Focusing on the continuum of care allowed us to emphasize the “care” portion of what we do. Our attention, however, always is focused on customer service and prolonging peoples’ independence, as opposed to trying to be a nursing home or, essentially, a long-term hospital.
The benefits of not offering memory care in a separate, locked unit far outweigh the effort needed — and we’ve learned some lessons along the way.
Before embarking on a new technology within your communities or homes, conduct a deep dive into the benefits for both your residents and organization from a resident experience and operational standpoint, and compare that with the costs.
Are you ready to improve your senior living community’s social media presence in 2020? Would you like an easy-to-follow checklist to guide your efforts so that you can reach your residents and prospects with clarity and confidence?
As the decade turns over, should this milestone also serve as a call to action for senior living organizations to commit to a new normal?
Like never before, senior living and care organizations are facing a time of great uncertainty. These trends will have significant bearing within the senior living space.
Whether you plan to get your senior living community active on social media for the first time in 2020 or are ready to improve your current presence to better showcase your offerings and reach more prospective residents, these three steps will help.
The CCaH model has moved from the conceptual phase in several states into actual proposals and communities. There are a few potential concerns or risks — beyond actuarial or financial — that a sponsor may encounter with this model.
Some major themes encapsulate a variety of conversations we’ve had with many of you and your colleagues in response to a year-long research effort to explore the senior living industry through fresh eyes by studying the wide variety of disruptive forces coming from outside the bounds of traditional “senior living.”
Aging services organizations still have a long way to go in addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Thankfully, many resources exist to help.
From the perspective of a family caregiver of someone living with dementia, here are some senior living technologies that communities can use to improve their operations.
Things have changes, and senior living communities can’t continue to do things the way they have always done them.
Continuing care retirement communities offer peace of mind that often comes with a six- to seven-figure entrance fee. Leadership at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living chose a different path.
Despite improvements, numerous areas of senior housing still demand innovation. How will regulation help — or hurt — innovations in those areas?
When you have a strong brand that has served you well for years, why would you consider changing or evolving it? That is precisely the time to step back and look at defining the next stage of the brand.
It’s time to stop describing communities using terminology that focuses primarily on healthcare and the traditional sense of what retirement meant in the past.
No matter the demographic, there are challenges and opportunities to designing in an urban environment. When it comes to older adult communities, there are a few key elements to consider.
Understanding the role that music can play in minimizing the effects of dementia can help families and caregivers seek out programs that enhance the quality of life of those they love who are living with dementia, scientists say.
September is nationally recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. During this time, a special focus is placed on raising awareness about ways that seniors — and those who care for them — can prevent falls, the most common accident experienced by older adults. But of course the information highlighted during this time is valuable all year.
A new law allows certified medication aides to administer liquid morphine to residents in assisted living communities who have been prescribed the drug by a licensed physician.