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Plugging in

October 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home. 

Growing new life

October 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
article

Eldergrow is bringing the outdoors inside and sowing joy and purpose for residents. 

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.

Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

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

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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.

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

September 7, 2017  |  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
news

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...

Germ-killing paint

September 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

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

NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

August 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

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

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.

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

August 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

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

Woman impersonates cleaner, steals from residents, police say

August 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A Florida woman has been charged for allegedly rummaging through resident rooms.

Silverado invests in Chicagoland for memory care

August 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

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.