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Shopping for good

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 A Virginia resale boutique pledged $125k toward a memory care retrofit at an area senior living facility.

Community through cohousing

November 8, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The cohousing trend is gaining ground with seniors as a way to downsize and live with others but is an alternative to care facilities. 

An integrated approach to memory care

October 30, 2017  |  Jaime Schwingel
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Heritage Senior Living has developed a person-centered approach for memory care that is supported by physical surroundings. 

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

October 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk.

NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

August 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves. 

Sensory garden engages residents with dementia to touch, smell their surroundings

August 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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An Australian town has built a unique garden where visitors are encouraged to smell—and touch—the roses.

Silverado invests in Chicagoland for memory care

August 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The national memory care provider is building its fifth site in the Chicago area—this time, a 47,000 sq. ft. community that will serve up to 90 residents with dementia.

A look through their eyes

June 5, 2017  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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What does your facility's interior space look like to a person with dementia? Two senior living design experts discuss common pitfalls that can can confuse residents with cognitive challenges and jeopardize their safety.

Researching memory care design

June 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A university lecturer has been awarded a grant to continue her research on how spatial configuration and design in long-term care facilities influences residents with dementia. 

Setting the lighting mood

May 15, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains. 

Flooring company wants patients to step in line

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments.

‘It’s five o’clock’ anytime at one retirement community

March 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville lifestyle brand plans to extend the vacation through a $1 billion planned retirement community in south Florida.

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