85-Year-Old College Graduate Sets a High Standard

This spring, Willadene Zedan (pictured here) earned a degree with honors from Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She also started a new job. What’s so special about this new college grad? Well, for one thing, she’s 85 ...

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Continuing Education Is Required at This Senior Living Community

I’m sure we can agree that lifelong learning is beneficial for people of all ages, and is especially constructive for seniors who are striving to keep their mind sharp. So it’s no surprise that more and more senior ...

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Caregiver Education: Who Needs It, Where to Get It

All caregivers -- at home, in assisted living, in a community -- could benefit from ongoing education, training, and support. They could all learn something from programs that teach different approaches to care, strategies for difficult situations, and helpful tools ...

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How to Further Your Education in Retirement Living

Never stop learning: it’s a surefire way to maintain brain and body health well into -- and beyond -- your retirement years. Henry Ford said, “Anyone who keeps learning stays young,” and this MarketWatch article in the Wall Street ...

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#ElderCareChat 9/19/12 Recap: Mythbusters, Eldercare Style


This word, which had been mentioned in a previous chat by one of our regular participants, inspired the topic for this week’s #ElderCareChat.

Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an imaginary object of fear” or “something that causes fear or ...

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Next #ElderCareChat to Focus on Senior Care Myths

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, about 60+ participants gather on Twitter for a common purpose: to engage in a real-time conversation about hot topics in elder care.

Currently in its second year (the forum was founded in ...

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Support for the Next Generation of Senior Living Providers

There’s no question that senior living and eldercare is a blossoming and dynamic field, one that is full of opportunities, challenges, and changes for many years to come. Not surprisingly then, a growing number of students are following a ...

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Improving Communication Between Senior Living Residents, Families and Staff

When a problem occurs, a breakdown in communication is usually to blame. In assisted living, the margin for miscommunication is wide, given the fact that several parties -- residents, families and staff -- are exchanging information at any given time. ...

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Is There a Model for Assisted Living?

We generally know what to expect of a hospital: it’s typically a sterile environment that, depending on the location and time of day, may have quiet halls or waiting rooms or the complete opposite. There are doctors, nurses, surgeons, ...

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Educating Policymakers, and the Public, About Assisted Living

The assisted living industry has weathered a few storms of late, as more state regulators move towards stricter regulations, a movement spurred on by consumers, consumer advocates, and even some providers. (Read up on the controversies and conflicts here.)

A ...

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