Rethinking the Senior Living Approach To Memory Care

May 4th, 2015

In efforts to better detect and treat the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia, one Dallas-based continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is partnering with a local memory care specialist on a campus-wide brain health research initiative. Senior living providers approach memory care in a number of different ways, but the main focus is all the [Read More]

Senior Living Provider Cuts Costs With On-Demand Services Model

April 22nd, 2015

Many successful senior living operators have followed a pricing model that encompasses services from dining to laundry, housekeeping and more. In independent living and at some CCRCs, often residents have options as to how much of these services they want or need, likening pricing to an a la carte model. But one San Francisco Bay [Read More]

Providers Build for Tomorrow With Convertible Rooms in Senior Living

April 15th, 2015

Creating a bustling, vibrant senior living community requires spaces that are a good fit for the wide range of events, activities and health care services that best-in-class operators are offering. To achieve this, innovative senior housing operators increasingly are opting for common spaces and resident rooms that can easily be adapted for various uses or [Read More]

5 Ways Memory Care Will Change By 2025

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April 12th, 2015

Senior housing providers recognize the rapidly growing need for memory care services, with recent industry surveys showing construction booming in this area. Yet, the future will bring not only more buildings designed for people with dementia but new approaches to care, as operators develop programs out of different schools of thought. For instance, some believe [Read More]

Why Senior Living Must Take EHRs To The Next Level

March 26th, 2015

As more provisions outlined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect, many senior living providers are ramping up their adoption efforts of electronic healthcare records (EHRs). But only some providers are actually going a step further to connect those EHRs to larger networks in the interest of electronically sharing information with doctors, hospitals or [Read More]

How Tech-Savvy Providers are Developing Senior Living to Last

March 18th, 2015

Newly developed senior living buildings might appear to be beautifully finished products when they open, but savvy operators know they still are works in progress, especially when it comes to their technological infrastructure. Many providers have learned this lesson the hard way. Some operators now have locations that are only a few years old yet [Read More]

3 Ways Old Senior Living Campuses Are Staying On Top

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March 10th, 2015

Not everything that glitters is gold. But in the age of new senior living construction and community repositioning, that adage may be getting lost in the mix. While some industry professionals are banking on developing brand new communities, arguing that newer facilities are more desirable, those providers with decades-old properties are finding it hard to [Read More]

Senior Transportation Overhauled: Zipcar, Hertz and Electric Charging

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February 24th, 2015

Many senior living communities today offer a dizzying array of on-site amenities, but leading providers realize that residents still want the basics. And that includes easy access to the surrounding community. Responding to this desire, cutting-edge operators are stepping up with transportation-related innovations that make it more convenient, economical and eco-friendly for seniors to be [Read More]

CCRC Expands Continuum of Care with On-Site Medical Clinic

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February 17th, 2015

Wellness. It’s popular phrase in senior living, and research shows that continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are leading the charge on implementing in-house initiatives to promote wellness and well being. But as industry providers compete to roll out the latest and greatest programming focused on supporting mind, body and spirit, one CCRC says on-site medical [Read More]

How the ‘Household Model’ Is Redefining Senior Living Design

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February 5th, 2015

Culture change. That’s the mantra behind a model gaining traction in the senior housing space that aims to replace the institutional setting often associated with long term care with something much more inviting. The “household model” is much like the name implies, and brings with it both design and operational elements that focus on person-centered care. [Read More]