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When high-tech meets low-tech

December 20, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor
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We’ve got high-tech flooring sensors, in-room monitors for falls management and remote home monitoring.. . but wait—did we forget to redesign the stairs? Today's IOM meeting in Washington, D.C., provides a backdrop for good discussions on technology, health...

IOM’s "Fostering Independence and Healthy Aging Through Technology" conference

December 19, 2012  |  Pamela Tabar, Associate Editor
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Long-term Living’s coverage from today’s "Public Workshop on Fostering Independence and Healthy Aging through Technology" in Washington, D.C.: Senior services leaders present the issues of “assistance technology” to keep seniors mobile and...

Senior housing providers branch into at-home care models

October 15, 2012  |  Sarah Spellman, LNHA
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With more Americans considering staying at home in their elder years instead of moving to a retirement community, many senior living providers are experimenting with alternative service models, including innovative programming and service partnerships.

Nursing home residents at risk as flood waters surge above levees in one New Orleans parish

August 29, 2012  | 
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A nursing home in one New Orleans parish chose to ride out Hurricane Isaac, but the facility is now flagged for evacuation as storm surge exceeds the nearby levees, flooding the neighborhood.

Could your LTC community use an extreme makeover?

August 23, 2012  |  Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief
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Here’s your chance to realize your community’s design potential with RESCUE ME—a program created by our sister publication, Environments for Aging, to bring communities and designers together to demonstrate the impact of renovated space in the LTC environment...

Seniors housing: Strategies for a successful transition amid a changing consumerism

August 13, 2012  |  Ryan Frederick
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Ryan Frederick, founder and principal of Point Forward Solutions, shares with Long-Term Living magazine his strategies for transitioning senior living facilities into the spaces consumers will want tomorrow.

California’s new LTC model for elderly and chronically ill inmates

August 6, 2012  | 
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In California, the aging prison population will soon be cared for in a newly constructed care-based facility in a security-conscious environment. However, design elements will improve quality of life.

10 tips to inject hospitality design into your senior living community

July 31, 2012  |  Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief
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The principals at three: living architecture maintain that one can incorporate hospitality design features at any phase of a senior living community’s life—from early planning through current status to future expansions. Their critical takeaway: One can never...

Competition yields fresh ideas in senior housing design

July 26, 2012  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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At Long-Term Living’s 2012 Environments for Aging conference in Orlando, two college sophomores were presented with first prize in the third annual AIAS/SAGE Student Design Competition, a program that challenged architecture students to push the envelope in...

Renovating skilled nursing facilities: Adjusting the property and upgrading the culture

July 18, 2012  |  Miles Girouard, LEED AP and Amy Ruedinger, RN RAC-CT
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Renovating existing facilities entails much more than a new coat of paint. Miles Girouard and Amy Ruedinger, RN, discuss the strategies involved in upgrading the physical environment and the care culture at the same time.

'TMI' in designs for senior living

July 17, 2012  |  Lisa M. Cini, ASID
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Senior living designers have yet to recognize that boomers entering communities will demand the same resources in senior living just as they have upped the ante by demanding restaurant style dining, fitness centers, spas and coffee shops.

Designing bold first impressions

July 16, 2012  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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Bold colors, modern artwork, sleek lines…this isn’t your grandmother’s nursing home. Long-term care owners and administrators have heard it before but it bears repeating. Today’s seniors, more active and engaged in mainstream culture than any other...

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