Independent living

Senior Living Residents Put Extra Pandemic Time to Good Use Sewing Dresses for Girls in Africa

Seniors' hard work resulted in the creation of over 350 face masks and 76 dresses for charity. Read More »

Senior Care Leadership: Are You a Workaholic?

Finding (and modeling) a better work-life balance can benefit your entire organization Read More »

Going places

Ride-hailing companies are expanding their on-demand services to the long-term care market. Read More »

One-on-one with…Annette Gunnerson

Annette Gunnerson, the National Association of Activity Professional’s 2017 Activity Professional of the year, reflects on her nearly 30 years in long-term care and the increasing attention being paid to activities planning to improve the quality of life for residents, especially those with dementia. Read More »

Minding your online reputation

Online information about healthcare providers can be a double-edged sword. While positive feedback from customers can give business a boost, negative comnments can really burn. Read More »

Assisted Living occupancy dips to lowest level since 2010

But not all senior living sectors are having a sluggish start to 2017, according to Q1 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Read More »

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More »

Senior living facility introduces new assisted living model

A Florida provider is introducing an intermediary housing to offer assisted living services while allowing residents to maintain their independence and age in place.  Read More »

CarePatrol top senior placement franchise in nation

CarePatrol Franchise System has been natmed the No. 1 senior placement franchise in the nation for the seventh consecutive year. CarePatrol helps families find assisted living, independent living, memory care and nursing homes.  Read More »

Cooking up nostalgia

Grandma’s cooking brings back fond memories for Senior Editor Nicole Stempak who considers the power—and importance—of food traditions. Read More »

Renowned chef preps for senior living gig

A chef who's spent years in France and a career in fine dining will now be dishing up meals at a Tennessee independent living facility.   Read More »

Seniors steal the spotlight

It’s lights, camera, action at one Florida senior living community, the set for the upcoming feature-length comedy “Salted Christmas: One Family, One Day, One Purpose.”  Read More »

Giving thanks on July 4

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on how her Fourth of July celebrations have changed over the years—and how thankful she is for memories of both. Read More »

Getting stiff

Getting that handy touchpad laptop made life seem easier, but it wasn't so great for her hand's range of motion, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears. Read More »

Useful Apps Club evaluates senior tech and services

Got apps? One non-profit group is using tech-loving seniors to test and evaluate the best apps for seniors and providing lessons in how to use them. Read More »

Texas assisted living residents displaced by flooding

Rising floodwaters prompted an evacuation of Atria Cypresswood after historic flooding in the Houston area.   Read More »

Arizona State University to build CCRC on campus

The university wants to build a continuing care retirement community on campus. The CCRC could appeal to the roughly 30,000 alumni age 65 and up dwelling in Arizona who want to relive their college years. Only, this time class is optional.  Read More »

Seniors have a new way get around town with Uber

grandPad, a tablet designed for seniors, has partnered with Uber to help seniors catch a ride while maintaining their mobility and independent. Read More »

Crafting for a cause

A group of women meet weekly at a Maryland long-term care (LTC) facility to knit or crochet for the needy. Members of Hugs and Stitches made and donated 2,480 hats, scarves and afghans in 2015 to local Baltimore area nonprofits.   Read More »

Falling for hip protectors

An assisted living/independent living chain implements a program to assess falls risk and bring the use of high-tech hip protectors into fashion on its campuses. Read More »

GreatCall acquires Lively Inc.

Two California active aging technology companies join forces to provide better remote monitoring and sensor-based home healthcare. Read More »

Study: Extended use of Alzheimer’s drug could delay move to nursing home

Extending the use of Alzheimer's drug donepezil has been found to reduce a person's likelihood of moving into a nursing home. Read More »

Brookdale appoints new COO, CFO

Executive leadership changes continue to be made at Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior living provider. Read More »

New online Alzheimer’s course for direct care staff

The National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCBAC) is an allied healthcare board certification organization for professional caregivers who care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Read More »

Sabra REIT acquires nine senior living facilities for $84.7M

Five facilities are memory care facilities in Illinois and assisted living units in Washington and Oregon. Read More »

AARP Innovation Fund aims to improves lives of seniors with tech

AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management will provide $40 million in assets to companies focusing on improving the lives of people ages 50 and older. Read More »

A malfunctioning power chair and the loss of independence

A power chair represents freedom to someone with a disability. But if the mechanism fails, losing that mobility can be frustrating. Read More »

Seniors and alcohol use

An alcoholic beverage can be a relaxing and social experience. For some seniors, however, alcohol consumption can become problematic. Read More »