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Community Programs Connect, Combat Ageism

Many senior living communities are implementing extraordinary programming that connects their residents to the greater community in which they live, benefiting both and combatting ageism. Adriene Iverson, president and CEO of faith-based non-profit Elder Care Alliance, has a vision to create even deeper ties between The Villa at San Mateo …

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Senior Living Leaders Look To Share At HealthTAC

Senior living leaders, key decision makers and those supplying the industry with innovative products are looking forward to meeting in Music City for what promises to be anything but a traditional trade show. HealthTAC, which is produced by Senior Living News, will take place March 20-24, at the Gaylord Opryland …

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Engagement Technology Advancing, Residents Benefit

Like technology itself, the senior living space is fast evolving to meet not only the demands of future generations but current ones as well. Tablets and iPads, flat-screen TVs or smart boards, computer and video games, wireless Internet and Skype all have found their place in senior living communities. The …

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Designers passionate, giving back

Not so many years ago, interior designers explaining their work in what was then called assisted living design were often met with comments like “Oh, you mean nursing homes.” Even designers themselves often turned up their noses at that “type” of design, Alicia Jones, president and founder of Nashville-based West …

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Companion Pets Help With Behavior, Adjustment And Loss

Cats are significantly transforming the demeanor and responsiveness of residents, particularly those with dementia, at Quincy Village, a southern Pennsylvania continuing care retirement community. But these cats don’t require litter pans, although they do purr contentedly when their soft fur is petted or brushed and meow pleasantly with attention. Robotic …

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What’s ahead from our new president?

At this writing, the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump plays out, and the country’s emotions remain divided with celebrating and protesting. It’s bound to be another year of healthcare upheavals as we wait to see if the incoming administration will follow through on its promise to “repeal and replace” the …

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

New senior living communities, renovations and integrations marked the year in 2016, as well as technology advances and systems to increase customer satisfaction and improve personalized quality care. With the need for services increasing with the aging population and many aging services professionals retiring, most organizations are enhancing programs to …

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