Independent living

Texas assisted living residents displaced by flooding

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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GreatCall acquires Lively Inc.

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

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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.

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Brookdale appoints new COO, CFO

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

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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.

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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.

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