An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight’s Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017.

The list below details some of our most popular columns that were posted between Jan. 1 and Dec. 21 and read as of Dec. 26. Here’s a chance to revisit those columns or read them for the first time.

• Top column written by Editorial Director John O’Connor:

Court’s decision a tough break for senior living employers

The California Supreme Court’s decision that employers must give workers at least 10 minutes of work-free rest breaks every four hours, no strings attached, could have implications for senior living operators nationwide, Editorial Director John O’Connor explained in this Jan. 5 column.

Read more workforce-related articles here.

Read additional columns by O’Connor here.

• Top column written by Senior Editor Lois Bowers:

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn’t know that memory care communities existed. Now she’s on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don’t find themselves in the same position, Senior Editor Lois Bowers detailed in this Oct. 2 column.

Read more Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care-related articles here.

Read additional columns by Bowers here.

• Top guest column:

New CMS policy on water management signals caution for independent, assisted living

Owners and operators of independent and assisted living communities who want to stay ahead of the curve and out of the headlines should be aware of the rapidly changing legal and regulatory landscape and evaluate their current water management practices, wrote Susan E. Smith, leader of the Toxic Tort Practice Group at the law firm Goldberg Segalla, in this Oct. 23 guest column.

Find more content related to Legionnaires’ disease here.

Read additional guest columns here.

• Top marketplace column:

7 tech trends to watch in senior living in 2017

Better and more efficient care, improved resident experiences and enhanced staff engagement are just some of the benefits that technology can offer senior living operators, Travis Palmquist, vice president and general manager for senior living at PointClickCare, wrote in this Jan. 5 column. He detailed some of technology-related trends to watch for in 2017.

See our other technology coverage here.

Read additional marketplace columns here.

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