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.
For older adults, games represent so much more than a fun pastime; they offer an array of mental and physical benefits.
When a medical assessment determines that a resident needs a higher level of care, the liability risks to a senior living community increase until the resident is relocated. But what if a resident doesn’t agree that a move is necessary?
By focusing on two key areas, we are moving closer to our goal of becoming the employer of choice in our markets.
Senior living professionals can help ease the process for older adults and their loved ones considering a move into a community.
By being laser-focused on associate engagement, and by empowering our managers to do the right thing, we are confident that our culture will remain strong well into our future.
Art should be much more than just an element of a senior living community’s décor.
If you’re seeking a loan to implement a turnaround strategy, then you’ll need to meet multiple criteria for your banker to say yes.
When operating a senior living community in Florida, one needs to treat hurricanes as more than just a possibility.
Long-term care administrators and executive directors can take steps to craft an effective response to resident-initiated incidents in the workplace.
Your project lies in the hands of your contractor. Choose the wrong one and you can be left with a host of problems before construction even begins.
Without a plan for investigating and responding to crises, even the most well-run facility will find itself the subject of unsavory attention.
Communities that sharpen their focus on policies, procedures and ongoing training will create an environment where resident abuse is an unlikely risk.
We may want a lot, but our budget likely will not accommodate all our collective “wants.”
How does society interpret the idea of retirement? Three television shows come to mind.
In the field of aging services today, a confluence of factors is creating an imperative to move the needle toward more forward-thinking dementia care.
If I, a healthy person in my late 20s, stare at a mediocre painting and feel uninspired and sad, how do your residents perceive the artwork hanging in their forever home?