We’ve examined the analytics to reveal which subjects were top blog topics of interest for McKnight’s Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2019.
The list below details some of our most popular columns that were posted and read between Jan. 1 and Dec. 20. Here’s a chance to revisit those columns or read them for the first time.
• Top column by Editorial Director John O’Connor:
It’s no secret that more assisted living communities are competing with skilled care operators for high-need residents. But a recent piece in the New York Times is sure to raise troubling questions about this emerging strategy, O’Connor wrote in this April 4 piece.
You’ll find some additional stories about assisted living here.
Read additional columns by O’Connor here.
• Top column by Editor Lois A. Bowers:
It received only three sentences in a federal government report released May 31, but a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services effort could have lasting effects on assisted living communities, Bowers wrote in this June 3 piece.
Read additional columns by Bowers here.
• Top guest column:
In this Jan. 14 guest column, Lisa McCracken, senior vice president of senior living research and development at specialty bank Ziegler, predicted that workforce, technology and partnerships would be three trends shaping senior living in 2019.
Read more guest columns here.
• Top marketplace column:
For many senior living communities, an infestation of bed bugs would be a public relations nightmare (and a costly one), but it is a situation for which facility administrators and management should prepare and try to prevent, Orkin Technical Services Manager Glen Ramsey, BCE, wrote in this Oct. 3 marketplace column.
Read more marketplace columns here.
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