Culture Change

Loud, proud and aging

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. Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Jason Postl, CEO

Jason Postl, CEO of North Mountain Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Phoenix, shows what specialty services can do for long-term care when administrators are willing to take on the responsibility for a different level of training and staffing. Read More »

One-on-one with…Andrew Sandler, PhD

Memory care facility Abe's Garden is reinvisioning what it means to deliver memory care. I Advance Senior Care's Senior Editor Nicole Stempak spoke with CEO Andrew Sandler to hear his vantage point. Read More »

Reducing Medicare costs through integrated health/housing model

Investing in a combined model of long-term care, primary care and support services right on the senior living campus has sliced Juniper Communities’ Medicare costs. Could your community do the same? Read More »

If you give someone a cookie

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients.  Read More »

Bill Thomas joins Holiday Retirement

The Eden Alternative founder will serve as chief wellness officer Read More »

The bright side of the staffing crisis

The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training.  Read More »

California considers senior LGBT Bill of Rights

The California State Legislature will consider a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in long-term care from gender-based discrimination.  Read More »

Health risks and the aging LGBT community

Researchers at the University of Washington conducted the first-of-its-kind study of the unique health challenges LGBT adults face as they age. Read More »

Love in the workplace

Strengthen organizational culture and improve employee morale by showing appreciation for your employees.  Read More »

Nursing students in residence

A nursing home in Maine is providing an immersive learning experience for nursing students through a new program that teaches them to live their lessons.  Read More »

Seniors rally for Women’s March

A group of retirement community residents showed their solidarity by marching around the campus Saturday.  Read More »

A home for everyone

A first-of-its-kind apartment complex in Cleveland aims to meet the needs of low-income seniors as well as the LGBT community. Read More »

Tech industry creates a new healthcare reality

A new startup is trying to move the healthcare experience forward beginning by re-examining primary care.  Read More »

PA providers partner for aging in place

 Friends Life Care and SpiriTrust Lutheran will launch a new program to support seniors as they continue to live at home.   Read More »

The 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow nominations are open!

Do you know a caregiver, administrator, trainer or other leader who is super-passionate about improving quality care and professional care delivery for older adults and has championed initiatives that go far beyong his or her job dedscription? I Advance Senior Care's Leaders of Tomorrow award program is looking for senior care leaders who go above and beyond just "doing a good job."  Read More »

Change in dementia care begins with caring for family

A recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics emphasizes the ethical obligation of clinicians to reach out to loved ones of residents with dementia.  Read More »

The best of 2016

CMS mandates, dementia care strategies, cross-team collaboration and ageism culture change—We checked our web visits and social media stats to see which in-depth articles were the most popular among our readers in 2016. Did you miss any of these? Read More »

The biological effects of racial discrimination

Researchers have found a correlation between racial discrimination and increased risk for chronic conditions in a majority of sampled black Americans. Read More »

Five ways to spot employee talent

Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.   Read More »

CCRC comes to seniors’ homes

A continuing care retirement community has launched a life care at home membership program to offer the benefits of community-dwelling for those age 55 and older who are still living at home or too young to move to campus.  Read More »

Trying a place on for size

One stand-alone CCRC invites prospective residents to be their guest as part of larger resident-driven marketing efforts.  Read More »

How does your memory care facility rank?

Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come.  Read More »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO to step down

Risa Lavizzo-Mourney has announced she will step down as president and CEO the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held for almost 14 years.  Read More »

Get connected this National Assisted Living Week

Celebrate those who served and their caregivers who live in assisted living and residential care communities with National Assisted Living Week.  Read More »

Not much gray on the silver screen

An analysis of the 100 top-grossing films of 2015 show seniors in a less-than-flattering light, especially in comparison to a Humana survey that found the story of aging is much more uplifting.  Read More »

One-on-one with… Ruta Kadonoff, Pioneer Network

Long-Term Living caught up with Ruta Kadonoff minutes after wrapping up her first conference at the helm of Pioneer Network to talk about her plans for the organization and revolutionizing aging. Read More »

How living at a CCRC changed my tune

Senior music major Haley Jenkins reflects on how spending her final year of college living at retirement community has taught her about life—and changed her plans for the future.  Read More »