Assisted Living in the News, Again

In late July, assisted living hit headlines in a big way: a PBS documentary, Life and Death in Assisted Living, put the country’s largest provider, Emeritus Senior Living, in the hot seat after the tragic death of a resident ...

Treat the Whole Person Not the Condition

Not long ago, I ran into an older couple who looked very familiar. After searching my memory bank, I remembered – he was a distinguished professor at the small, prestigious college in the village where I grew up. His wife didn’...

Senior Living Residents Honor Veterans in New Way

Arrow Senior Living recently launched a YouTube video, "Seniors Salute Thunder Road," in response to Thunder Road, a feature film that explores "the physical and psychological repercussions of combat for this generation's soldier."

Residents of the Missouri-based senior living company ...

Senator Introduces Reauthorization of Older Americans Act

The Assisted Living Federation of America recently reported that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would both reauthorize and improve the Older Americans Act. Originally enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) provided federal funding to create an ...

Veterans Honored During GI Film Festival

With all the war this country has seen in the last 100 years, it’s no surprise that veterans now make up a significant percentage of the population. But as veterans of long-ago wars age, they may wonder if their sacrifices ...

How to Start an Oral History Project in Assisted Living

In this EldercareABC blog post, Sarah Jennings tells us why oral history projects are of value, both for seniors at home and in assisted living. Jennings, a caregiver who writes for Brookdale Senior Living and works on the Veterans History ...

#ElderCareChat 2/20/13 Recap: Mental Health & Aging Issues

This Wednesday, 37 participants confronted a difficult but nonetheless important subject during our real-time Twitter forum: mental health and aging issues. CDC stats from 2004 say that 67% of nursing home residents have mental disorders. A recent Institute of Medicine report said 1 in 5 ...

#ElderCareChat to Cover Mental Health & Aging Issues

Last week, we covered a tough topic in assisted living: mental health issues. (Read the post here.) Today at 1pm ET, we will explore that topic in more detail during our bi-monthly #ElderCareChat on Twitter, a forum that we co-moderate ...

A Round-Up of Senior Care Payment Options

Deciding whether to access senior care (and what type of services, like home care, assisted living, or skilled nursing care) is one thing, how to pay for it is another. Both are monumental tasks, especially for caregivers who are already ...

The Senior Caregiver Toolbox

When you become a caregiver, there is no party to celebrate your new role, no packet that arrives in the mail to congratulate you, no professional who arrives at your home to inform you on what to do. When your ...

 
 
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