Memory Care: A Billion Dollar Business

This week, the Alzheimer’s Association released their 2013 Facts & Figures Report. The numbers are unsettling:

Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds.
There are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers, providing over 17 billion hours of unpaid care, valued ...

 
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Getting to Know Senior Care Communities, Nationally

Introducing the NSLTCP, short for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. It’s a relatively new initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committed to gathering information from the long-term care field for planning and policymaking purposes (...

 
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Why We Need Age-Friendly Communities, and How We Get Them

AARP is on the move, and they want age-friendly communities. This Huff/Post50 interview with Amy Levner (AARP’s manager of education on livable communities) may be from last spring, but the message is just as timely as ever -- ...

 
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Excellence in Assisted Living: ALFA Adds New Award Categories

A Taste of the Future: The Next Generation Dining Menu. Turning Around Caregiver Turnover. Honoring the Life of a Resident Following His or Her Death. These are three out of 13 new categories that the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) ...

 
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Making Senior Living Design More Distinctive

The words senior living tend to conjure a certain image, and one that would come to the minds of most: a sprawling, brand new building with immaculate landscaping, perhaps a fountain out front.

Leslie Moldow expands on this theme in ...

 
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Senior Living Trend Watch: Jewish Retirement Communities

LGBT communities. Artist communities. Communities for RV enthusiasts.

Now joining the roster of niche communities for seniors are assisted living and retirement homes for those of Jewish faith and heritage, says this report from Senior Housing News.

According to the ...

 
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Hurricane Sandy Is On the Way: Are Your Seniors Ready?

For those living on the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy (also known as “Frankenstorm”) has arrived. Per Weather.com, evacuations are already in effect for New York City, federal offices in Washington, D.C. are closed, the storm is “powerful and ...

 
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More Senior Living Communities Seeking LEED Certification

Minnesota, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania. Senior living communities in these states have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and are setting the stage for new construction (or perhaps renovations) of the ...

 
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Unique Senior Fitness Program Receives Recognition from ALFA

How many miles would you have to bike to get from Crete to Athens, Greece?

That’s one of several distances that residents at four Elmcroft Senior Living communities are biking (on a NuStep bike machine in their community’s ...

 
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The Fountain of Youth in Retirement Living

The fountain of youth may not be an actual physical place, but countless studies and personal anecdotes point to this winning formula: staying active is the best way to stay young. (Stay tuned for a post on amazing centenarians who ...

 
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