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The rainbow connection: Making your facility LGBT friendly

June 10, 2015  |  Beth Thomas Hertz

For some LGBT seniors, assimilation—not exclusion—in LTC is the goal. Tips to make diversity a positive influence in your community.

The laundry quandary

June 4, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Clothes that maintain their color, size and shape please residents and their families and also provide visible evidence to prospective residents of the quality of care and services you provide. How do you satisfy staff members and regulators, too? Here are...

Will seniors be able to afford your community?

June 3, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

About half of households that have members aged 55 or more years have no retirement savings, and many of those households have few other resources to fund their post-work years, according to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office.

Florida launches expedited licensure initiative for assisted living

May 27, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Florida chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America has partnered with the state's Agency for Health Care Administration to streamline the initial licensure process for assisted living communities in the state.

5 predictions about the future of senior living

May 15, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

CEOs from five senior living providers gazed into their crystal balls and shared five predictions about the future of the industry during the annual meeting of the Assisted Living Federation of America.

ALFA recognizes five with Hero Awards

May 6, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recognized five assisted living community staff members who help improve the lives of residents in big and little ways. The awards were just some of the ones given during ALFA’s annual meeting.

Customer service excellence includes employees

March 25, 2015  |  Marlene (Marty) Butler

What if we approached our employees using the same principles we apply to customer service? Benefits include a reduction in injury claims and employee retention.

Electron scanner can detect early-stage pressure ulcers

March 11, 2015  |  Richard R. Rogoski

A new study validates the use of a novel scanner for the early detection of tissue damage that precedes pressure ulcers.


One-on-one with...Randy Brown

February 4, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Every organization experiences the occasional need to update itself. But what happens when what needs to be updated is the whole brand? One CEO explains how his organization embraced the future without losing hold of its past.

Facebook rules among social media sites for adults

February 2, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A new survey shows the importance of having a presence on Facebook and of factoring the growing popularity of some other networks into your marketing and communications plans.

The social media networks favored by residents and prospective residents

January 26, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

When you want to use social media to communicate with residents or prospective residents, which networks should you use? New data provide some insights.

Nurse practitioners improve health outcomes

January 15, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

It is predicted that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 45,000 primary care physicians. Highly educated and skilled nurse practitioners are ready and able fill that gap.


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