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Thought leaders explore the difference between a place to live and a lifestyle in senior living

Thought leaders explore the difference between a place to live and a lifestyle in senior living

Recently, a sizable group of senior living thought leaders convened at an inaugural event to explore the current trends driving the business of senior living.

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists have three evolving roles as a result of the drive toward value-based care.

Must-have key performance indicators to improve senior living operations

Must-have key performance indicators to improve senior living operations

The expansion of benchmarking and the creation of key performance indicators for non-clinical areas such as maintenance and housekeeping is part of the shift toward a planned approach to operations in senior living.

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality may hold the promise of delivering therapeutic benefits that possibly could reduce symptoms of diseases experienced by older adults, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and macular degeneration, as well as increase residents' sense of well-being and happiness.

4 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract

4 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract

Have you ever felt confused about the language in a vendor contract and wondered whether you're getting the best deal? If so, you're not alone.

How to improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their caregivers

How to improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their caregivers

We have an opportunity to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and the selfless loved ones who take care of them every day.

Applying for VA benefits: Do your residents know how?

Applying for VA benefits: Do your residents know how?

With 41% of all senior living residents and potential residents being veterans or spouses of veterans, a significant amount of VA Pension, also known as Aid and Attendance, could be made available to help offset the their care.

How sales enablement can speed up move-ins

How sales enablement can speed up move-ins

A proactive, always-evolving sales enablement process will go a long way in differentiating your community and services while helping you achieve your core business and care goals.

Six emerging housing trends in 55+ living communities

Six emerging housing trends in 55+ living communities

With the demand for age-restricted communities expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next decade, developers increasingly will need to meet the changing wants and needs of those who are retired or nearing retirement.

How a digital platform can help activity directors

How a digital platform can help activity directors

Many of us have seen the positive effects of music on senior living residents. Implementing activities that harness this power, however, has been challenging at times.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.