‘Nothing short of a miracle’ — Senior living execs recount resident evacuations during Colorado...
Jan 13, 2022
If the Marshall Fire in Colorado taught Cindy Longfellow of Juniper Communities anything, it was to be prepared for everything.
Readiness key in emergencies, disasters, expert says
Jan 13, 2022
Emergencies and disasters don’t always follow a standard pattern, as two senior living providers recently learned in evacuating residents during the Marshall Fire in Colorado.
Long-haul impacts on senior living — what to expect in 2022
Jan 10, 2022
Three areas are emerging as critical to consumer confidence in 2022.
How to avoid frozen pipes, an all-too-common winter insurance claim that plagues many
Dec 09, 2021
Every year, insurance companies receive countless claims involving frozen pipes and sprinkler systems that cause significant water damage to senior housing. Although your existing policy may cover an incident...
Tougher building code penalties implemented in wake of deadly assisted living fire
Nov 11, 2021
A new law implementing mandatory penalties for repeated building code violations was signed into law just months after a deadly assisted living fire in New York led to the deaths of a firefighter and a...
How to avoid causing a hazard, being cited over a storage issue in senior living
Nov 08, 2021
Storage issues within the built environment of senior living communities have challenged management teams for as long as those types of properties have been in existence. The need for additional equipment,...
Timely advice that respects your time
Lois A. Bowers
Oct 18, 2021
Emergency preparedness. Culture. Workforce challenges. Occupancy. The changing nature of senior living. Those are some of the topics we are covering in our new Newsmakers Podcast series.
McKnight’s Senior Living Newsmakers Podcast with Stan Szpytek
Oct 13, 2021
In this podcast, live from the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Convention and Expo, McKnight’s Senior Living Editor Lois A. Bowers interviews Stan Szpytek, president...
Senior living can and must do better
Sep 09, 2021
If senior living wants to avoid the poor reputation so prevalent across skilled care, it must get serious about keeping its house in order. The most obvious way to do this is a two-step approach.
Senior living communities weather Hurricane Ida
Aug 31, 2021
Whether they rode out the storm by sheltering in place or evacuating residents to sister facilities, Louisiana senior living communities took precautions ahead of Hurricane Ida.