What Makes Memory Care Desirable?

Steve Moran, senior housing expert, says the love affair with memory care feels like a gold rush. Perhaps it’s the rapidly rising dementia rates, perhaps it’s the media’s negative portrayals of assisted living and nursing homes, perhaps ...

 
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The Secret to Better Care for Senior Living Residents

A national survey from CareerBuilder revealed that 59% of healthcare hiring organizations believe the “difficulty finding and hiring nurses and allied health workers hurts the quality of care that patients (residents) receive,” says senior housing blogger Steve Moran in this post.

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The Grandma Export: A New Trend in Senior Care

The US isn’t the only country experiencing a sharp rise in senior care costs (with a concurrent decrease in both public and private funding options). European countries, even those with more government aid available to seniors, are also witnessing ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/4/13 Recap: Managing Resistance to Care & Help

This week, 33 chat participants shared their own personal and professional experiences with managing resistance to care and help, both from the caregiver’s point of view to that of the person needing care or help. From fear and shame, to ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 8/21/13 Recap: All About Home Care

On Wednesday, 39 participants engaged in a dynamic conversation about home care, an elder option that is constantly evolving, flexible, diverse, and like assisted living, often misunderstood.

We were pleased to welcome several new attendees to our live #ElderCareChat forum this ...

 
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Young Caregivers Becoming the Norm

I'm a brand new parent (only two and a half months in), and I can already see how quickly caregiver burnout creeps in.
 
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When You Need More Help: Alzheimer’s Care Options

When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home -- either theirs or yours -- a time when you need more help will almost surely come. Though you may not know when, be prepared by knowing your ...

 
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For a Change, Some Good News About Seniors and Health Care Providers

The doctor isn’t the only one who can help seniors manage their health care needs.
 
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The Future of Memory Care

Brookdale Senior Living’s national Director of Dementia Care & Programs explains how memory care is provided today -- and what to expect for the future -- in terms of food. In the July/August issue of Senior Living Executive ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 7/17/13 Recap: All About Assisted Living

This Wednesday, a record 106 participants joined our live Twitter forum to discuss assisted living, a care category that is still fairly new to the industry and as a result is often surrounded by confusion, both among professionals and the general ...

 
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