Senior Environments

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk.

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TheWorxHub adds security management application

The mobile application can be used on any device and integrates data reporting within TheWorxHub’s operations management system.

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Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time. 

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How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.

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CMS waives provider screening, DME requirements for TX and LA hurricane victims

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is temporarily waiving its usual requirements for acquiring or replacing medical equipment or prosthetics and is easing provider screening rules for Texas and Louisiana providers and suppliers impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Germ-killing paint

Infection control takes on a new hue as some healthcare facilities are painting their problems away.

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NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves. 

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

An Australian town has built a unique garden where visitors are encouraged to smell—and touch—the roses.

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