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CarePatrol top senior placement franchise in nation

January 18, 2017  |  newswire

CarePatrol Franchise System has been natmed the No. 1 senior placement franchise in the nation for the seventh consecutive year. CarePatrol helps families find assisted living, independent living, memory care and nursing homes. 

Renowned chef preps for senior living gig

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A chef who's spent years in France and a career in fine dining will now be dishing up meals at a Tennessee independent living facility.  

Seniors steal the spotlight

September 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
It’s lights, camera, action at one Florida senior living community, the set for the upcoming feature-length comedy “Salted Christmas: One Family, One Day, One Purpose.”

Useful Apps Club evaluates senior tech and services

May 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Got apps? One non-profit group is using tech-loving seniors to test and evaluate the best apps for seniors and providing lessons in how to use them.

Texas assisted living residents displaced by flooding

April 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Rising floodwaters prompted an evacuation of Atria Cypresswood after historic flooding in the Houston area.  

Arizona State University to build CCRC on campus

April 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The university wants to build a continuing care retirement community on campus. The CCRC could appeal to the roughly 30,000 alumni age 65 and up dwelling in Arizona who want to relive their college years. Only, this time class is optional. 

Seniors have a new way get around town with Uber

February 3, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

grandPad, a tablet designed for seniors, has partnered with Uber to help seniors catch a ride while maintaining their mobility and independent.

Crafting for a cause

January 21, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A group of women meet weekly at a Maryland long-term care (LTC) facility to knit or crochet for the needy. Members of Hugs and Stitches made and donated 2,480 hats, scarves and afghans in 2015 to local Baltimore area nonprofits.  

Falling for hip protectors

December 15, 2015  |  KenZee Vestal, RN, Director of Clinical Services

An assisted living/independent living chain implements a program to assess falls risk and bring the use of high-tech hip protectors into fashion on its campuses.

GreatCall acquires Lively Inc.

December 8, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Two California active aging technology companies join forces to provide better remote monitoring and sensor-based home healthcare.

Study: Extended use of Alzheimer's drug could delay move to nursing home

November 4, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

Extending the use of Alzheimer's drug donepezil has been found to reduce a person's likelihood of moving into a nursing home.

Brookdale appoints new COO, CFO

November 3, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Executive leadership changes continue to be made at Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior living provider.


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