Research

Study Finds Link Between Cumulative Loneliness and Mortality

Loneliness has been well-established not only as a public health concern, but also as a significant and common risk in senior care settin... Read More »

Don’t Stop Dreamin’ Turns Nursing Home Residents’ Dreams Into Reality

Fly in a helicopter or hot air balloon. See George Strait or the Rolling Stones in concert. Attend a Washington Wild Things, Steelers, or... Read More »

New Revelations About Living Arrangement Trends of Persons Living with Dementia

A new research letter explores the trends in living arrangements of persons living with dementia, particularly in light of the pandemic. ... Read More »

Strategies to Facilitate Social Engagement Among Senior Living Residents

Social engagement is vital to senior care residents, but facilitating it can be a challenge. With obstacles to social engagement common i... Read More »

New Study Suggests Weight Loss in Older Adults May Increase Risk of Death

A new study suggests that weight loss in healthy older adults may correlate with an increase in mortality, particularly among men. The st... Read More »

What to Consider Before Making a Marketing Investment at Your Senior Care Facility

Part 2 of a 2-part series on senior care marketing trends to embrace in 2023 In part one of this series, we talked to four marketing expe... Read More »

Top Marketing Trends Your Senior Care Facility Should Embrace This Year

Part 1 of a 2-part series on senior care marketing trends to embrace in 2023 As the marketing industry continues to evolve, new marketing... Read More »

AHCA State of the Nursing Home Sector Fact Sheet Reveals Key Industry Findings

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), collectively representing more than 14,000 nurs... Read More »

The Parkinson’s Foundation Announces the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care Program

In January 2023, the Parkinson’s Foundation announced the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care Program. The program is designed to prov... Read More »

Strategies for Marketing a Memory Care Program

Effective marketing is important to a memory care program’s success. But rather than using marketing techniques and messages intended for... Read More »

Strategies for Securing Media Placements to Boost Your Senior Care Marketing

Media placements are a key element of a marketing strategy, and they offer many benefits to senior care organizations. Successfully secur... Read More »

Strategies to Foster Successful Leadership in Senior Living Staff

Talented, quality leaders are integral to any operation’s success, including that of a senior living community. Given the staffing challe... Read More »

New Report Focuses on Housing and Care Options for Middle-Income Seniors

A new analysis by the nonpartisan and objective research organization NORC at the University of Chicago reveals that in 2033, middle-inco... Read More »

Increase Your Census and Revenue by Leveraging Contingent Labor

Lowered occupancy rates due to understaffing will cost the SNF industry billions of dollars in 2022. But facilities using contingent staf... Read More »

Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

Robotic pets are increasing in popularity, particularly when it comes to the benefits they offer seniors. Given that pet therapy has been... Read More »

Best Practices When Applying for Senior Care Grants

Grant funding can be a valuable addition to your senior care organization budget. Grants can help you to expand or start new programs, of... Read More »

How a Competitor Analysis Can Boost Your Marketing

Before you start a new marketing initiative or begin a rebranding process, taking the time to perform a competitor analysis can be a valuable decision. Read More »

Strategies to Combat Ageism in Senior Care Settings

Ageism encompasses stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination toward others and ourselves that is based on age. Read More »

How Senior Care Community Design is Changing to Become More Pet-Friendly

As more studies reveal the benefits of pets, senior care communities are increasingly adopting pet-friendly approaches. Read More »

Strategies to Better Support Unhappy Residents in Your Senior Care Facility

There are several challenges a facility needs to be prepared for when helping residents to feel that their concerns are being addressed. Read More »

How Virtual Reality Is Keeping Seniors Entertained and Engaged During the Pandemic

Social distancing protocols require finding alternative ways to keep residents socially connected and engaged. Read More »

New Evidence on the MMR Vaccine’s Effectiveness Against COVID-19

We’re pleased to share new evidence of the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. Read More »

Discovery Senior Living’s SHINE Memory Care Program Takes a Scientific Approach to Dementia

The SHINE program takes a unique approach to memory care, and it was recently recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for its work. Read More »

An Experimental Drug Seeks to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

A new clinical trial assesses the safety and effectiveness of LY-CoV555, an antibody against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Guide to Safely Spending Time Outside

Because of the pandemic, letting residents go outside requires more thought and planning than it has in previous years. But it's still highly worthwhile. Read More »

Coronavirus preparedness for senior care facilities: The latest scientific recommendations

Guidelines for preventing COVID-19 and managing coronavirus infection in senior care facilities are rapidly evolving. Read on for the latest. Read More »

New predictive tool may identify the risk of dementia within Parkinson’s

The Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale (MoPaRDS), which comprises 8 simple clinical variables, is effective for predicting the risk for dementia in patients with Parkinson disease(PD), according to findings from a multicenter study published in JAMA Neurology. Read More »

Brown University receives $100M donation for brain disease research

One of the largest gifts in Brown University history, from Brown graduate Robert J. Carney and his wife, Nancy D. Carney, is intended to quicken the pace of neuroscience research in R.I., with the potential to develop new treatments and cures for such devastating conditions as Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Read More »

Huntington’s disease dementia may hold clues for Alzheimer’s

The buildup of a specific chemical in the brain is an early sign of Huntington's dementia, and it could help with early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, says a new study. Read More »

Dementia rises to No. 1 killer in Britain

Advocacy groups say the government’s £132 million funding for Alzheimer’s research needs to be doubled for at least the next five years. Read More »