Senior Environments

Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

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

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NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

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

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Silverado invests in Chicagoland for memory care

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.

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NIC: Industry growth, absorption rise but occupancy dips

 Senior living housing occupancy rates decreased slightly even though absorption and overall growth increased, according to Q2 2017 NIC Map data.

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A look through their eyes

What does your facility's interior space look like to a person with dementia? Two senior living design experts discuss common pitfalls that can can confuse residents with cognitive challenges and jeopardize their safety.

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Researching memory care design

A university lecturer has been awarded a grant to continue her research on how spatial configuration and design in long-term care facilities influences residents with dementia. 

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Crossing the border for senior care

Seniors hunting for value in skilled nursing care, assisted living and memory care are turning to a new venue—but they’ll need a passport.

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Setting the lighting mood

Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains. 

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