Elaine Howley

Elaine Howley
Elaine K. Howley is a freelance journalist for various publications. An award-winning writer specializing in health, fitness, sports and history, her work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including U.S. News, AARP.org, espnW, SWIMMER magazine and Atlas Obscura. She’s also a world-record holding marathon swimmer with a passion for animals and beer. Contact her via her website: elainekhowley.com.

Combatting Ageism in Your Facility

As a culture, we tend to discount age and experience. This sets the stage for rampant ageism, and senior care facilities are not immune. Read More »

Technology with the Human Touch

The rapid proliferation of voice-activated devices and other tools is changing the landscape for many senior living facilities and their residents. Read More »

Caring for Seniors with Autism

Adults with autism are increasingly moving into senior care facilities. Here are suggestions to make care for seniors with ASD better and a little easier. Read More »

Gun Violence and Senior Living

Last year, gun violence led to tragic outcomes in several U.S. senior living facilities. How can you keep residents and employees at your facility safe? Read More »

Battling Dehydration Among Seniors

Many seniors are chronically dehydrated — and their symptoms easily misdiagnosed. Help your residents avoid the serious health consequences of dehydration. Read More »

Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors

Older adults have some of the highest rates of alcoholism, and these rates are on the rise. If you find any of your residents appear to be showing signs of an alcohol problem, it may be time to intervene. Read More »

Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans for Senior Care Facilities

48% of all structural fires in health care facilities occurred in skilled nursing facilities. You can reduce the risk of a fire becoming a tragic event. Read More »

Community Building Through Gaming

A trip to the virtual casino may provide lonely seniors with a real sense of community. Online "social gaming" can represent an opportunity for your facility to provide additional engagement and social opportunities to your residents. Read More »

Lifelong Learning for Better Resident Health and Engagement

Provide a variety of opportunities for your residents to continue learning well into their later years. Read More »

Partnering for Better Internships

Some long-term care and assisted living communities are getting creative in how they recruit the best and brightest staff, and are taking pains to build their next generation of staff leaders Read More »

Building Sustainability in Your Facility

Reducing energy and resource usage isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your bottom line, too. Read More »

The Promise of Voice Tech in Senior Living: A Q&A with Fahad Aziz of Caremerge

Fahad Aziz is CTO and cofounder of Caremerge, an EHR and engagement platform for senior living. Here, he shares his insights on the state of voice technology in senior living communities and how smart speakers can impact resident and community well-being. Read More »

Curbing Opioid Abuse and Diversion in Long-Term Care Facilities

Senior care facilities are not immune to complications related to the opioid crisis. What can you do to prevent diversion and keep all medications in your facility safer? Read More »

Senior Care Leadership: Are You a Workaholic?

Finding (and modeling) a better work-life balance can benefit your entire organization Read More »

Branding & Marketing: What Senior Living Can Learn From Other Industries

Marketing and branding tactics that can help set your senior care organization apart from your competition. Read More »

Apprenticeships in Senior Care

On-the-job training can improve quality of care and incentivize good workers to stay put. Read More »

Technology and Senior Care, At Home and In Your Facility

New technologies can improve care inside and outside your facility in a number of ways. Read More »

Social Media and Senior Living

If your senior care organization doesn't have a social media presence, it’s time to get one set up. Read More »

Medication Management in Senior Living

Best practices for helping residents in assisted living facilities stay healthy. Read More »

Making the Holidays Brighter

Integrating families and the wider community can make a potentially lonely time brighter for residents. Read More »

Battling Drug Resistance in Long-Term Care Facilities

Know which bugs to watch out for and how to thwart their spread. Read More »

Should Your Senior Care Organization Engage an Outside PR Firm?

A PR agency can help you execute initiatives and cope with crisis communications, but you’ll have to do some work, too. Read More »

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Music can reach people in ways other therapies cannot. Read More »

New Safe Medication Disposal Rules

Is your facility in compliance with new EPA rules regarding disposal of pharmaceuticals? Read More »

Treating Depression and Loneliness in SNFs and LTC Facilities

More than just feeling blue, these conditions can threaten the health of your residents. Read More »

5 Steps to Preventing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks can cause big consequences for senior care facilities. So how can you help prevent cyberattacks? Follow these five steps. Read More »

Cyber Crime: Is Your Senior Care Facility at Risk?

The rise of internet connectivity in all areas of life means your senior living facility could come under attack. Read More »

Virtual Reality and Reminiscence Therapy

New technology can make remembering a more enjoyable experience for people with dementia. Read More »

Surviving Flu Season

This annual scourge can be a major health threat for residents and staff. Read More »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »