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Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time. 

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. 

The impacts of scenting in senior care

August 29, 2017  |  Roel Ventura, ambient designer for Ambius
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By Roel Ventura, ambient designer for Ambius

Providing pleasant scents through your facility—from cinnamon to fresh bread—can improve mood among residents and staff and make a...

VA to ease grant process for rural veteran nursing homes

August 23, 2017  |  U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
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New regulations could make it easier for rural communities to compete for grant funding to build state-run veteran homes.

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.

NIC: Industry growth, absorption rise but occupancy dips

July 12, 2017  |  The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care
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 Senior living housing occupancy rates decreased slightly even though absorption and overall growth increased, according to Q2 2017 NIC Map data.

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. 

Spring Arbor communities to expand K4Connect chainwide

April 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Automation software and smart technology will give personalized control over environmental objects and personal connectivity to residents at Spring Arbor communities.

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

A new market for seniors

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Episcopal Senior Communities is growing its produce markets, which offer fresh and affordable produce for California seniors. 

Loud, proud and aging

April 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding.

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