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New Year Resolutions For Technology

Innovation and technology are sure to make their mark this year on the aging services industry and will be hot topics at HealthTAC East 2019. The immersion event for senior executives working in independent/assisted living, memory care, and/or skilled/short-term rehabilitation will be held at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in …

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Apprenticeships A Win-Win In Aging Services

When most people think about apprenticeships, the trades often come to mind—welders, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, and carpenters, for example. But apprenticeship programs can also be a real win-win for the aging services industry, helping organizations recruit, develop and retain more skilled workers; increase employee and resident/family satisfaction; and decrease turnover …

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Calming and Comforting, Making Connections

Although the aisles were full of technology and every kind of product, service and consultancy imaginable at the recent Annual Meeting & Expo of LeadingAge, an association of non-profit providers of aging services, a number of mostly low-tech, high-touch products were standouts when it comes to comforting and calming. Dave …

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The Importance Of Inclusion

The issue of inclusion and training staff and leadership on how retirement communities can better understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) residents and be more welcoming of all received a boost of awareness in recent months. Lawsuits filed by senior women who claim to have been mistreated because of …

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“Coop-atition” Comes To Lancaster

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Few places in the nation, if any, can claim as many retirement communities in one geographic area as Lancaster County, PA, which has been dubbed the “Garden Spot of America.” The city of Lancaster, PA, topped the latest U.S. News & World Report …

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Aging Demographics Drive Development

Those looking for the magic bullet or crystal ball forecasting the next “hot” market in senior housing likely won’t find it, but industry thought leaders at regional and national events, including the recently concluded HealthTAC West, are touting a strong future in numerous markets across the country. “To say that …

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Communication Crucial During Disasters

While Hurricane Florence had been downgraded to a Category 1 storm by the time it made landfall late last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had warned not to focus on the classification of the storm. Hurricane Florence was slowing down as it approached the coast and moved inland, causing …

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New And Improved Communities

A lot has been written about millennials’ desire to learn new things, develop new skills, explore different topics and have on-the-job opportunities for continuous learning, as well as the flexibility to try new things without worry of failing. However, many older adults believe we all want that, especially with research …

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HEALTHTAC West Wows Industry Executives

The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean proved to be the perfect setting for the recently concluded HEALTHTAC West. The biannual HEALTHTAC, produced by Senior Living News, included private meetings orchestrated like speed sessions, four executive discussion panels providing Continuing Education credits, outdoor receptions, gourmet …

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HEALTHTAC To Host Industry Leaders

A diverse group of speakers and attendees representing the senior/assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing/rehabilitation industry across the country and beyond will meet at the upcoming HEALTHTAC. Produced by Senior Living News, HEALTHTAC West 2018 will take place August 19-21 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. “We …

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