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Value-driven senior living design

December 22, 2016  |  Ron Reid, AIA

What values are driving the design of today’s senior living communities? Linden Wood Village is an example of how senior living communtities can balance amenities and variety with safety and security, all while being good neighbors.

Building for medical care and amenities

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

In the eternal battle to win over move-ins, senior housing relies on design to support both quality medical care and hospitality amenities.

Pew research: Fewer female seniors living alone for first time in nearly a century

February 25, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The number of seniors living alone had risen steeply since 1900, but for the past 26 years, the percentage of senior women living alone has dropped. Yet, more than half of seniors surveyed in the research say they'd prefer to stay at home than move to a...

MA lawmakers propose new rules for closing, selling nursing homes

August 14, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

Massachusetts lawmakers are asking that the process companies go through to sell or close a nursing home become more public. 

SAGE announces new board members, officers

December 17, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Enironments has elected new board members and officers.

Omega Healthcare buys Aviv REIT in $3B blockbuster deal

October 31, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Two of the largest healthcare real estate companies merge to create one of the country's most powerful real estate forces.

CCRCs: Navigating rough financial waters

October 29, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

So, you built it, and they haven’t come (yet). How will you parlay your continuing care retirement community (CCRC) investments? Financial experts and long-term care CEOs provide tips on how to keep your CCRC in the black.

Project Survival 101: Managing refurbs and expansions

August 6, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Are remodels or construction upheavals in your future? Intelligent project planning can get your refurbs done without bulldozing your residents’ lives. [Includes photo gallery]

Fall risk: Older adults safer when walking for pleasure rather than necessity

July 22, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a new study.

Gardens benefit those with dementia

July 18, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Gardens in long-term care settings promote relaxation, stimulate memories, encourage activity and reduce agitation among residents who have dementia, a new study finds.

Design guidelines aim to assist those with dementia, sight loss

June 18, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

New design guidelines from the Thomas Pocklington Trust and University of Stirling in the United Kingdom seek to enable those with dementia and sight loss to remain as independent as possible in seniors housing or at home.

Alzheimer’s Foundation, architects collaborate on designs for dementia

June 18, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Two leading long-term care groups have joined efforts to create a best practices guide for building and designing residential and care spaces for those living with dementia.


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