#ElderCareChat 11/21/12 Recap: Future Topic Ideas

As this week’s chat fell on the day before Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give our participants the floor. Of course, we always have great interactions and discussions in every chat, but instead of ...

 
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What’s Next for Continuing Care Communities?

On the whole, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have fared well financially, even through the recent years of economic turmoil. Though most CCRCs finance themselves completely with long-term debt, one provider has taken a different approach, says this Senior Housing ...

 
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Transitional Care Centers: The Future of Senior Healthcare Services?

First of all, you may be wondering: what is a transitional care center?

A transitional care center (called “sub-acute inpatient care” by those in the medical field) is a place where patients receive therapy and other rehabilitation services before transitioning ...

 
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Inspire, Serve, Advocate: The Future of Care and Services for Seniors

This week was LeadingAge’s annual meeting, held in Denver, Colorado. Thousands of aging services professionals, organizations, providers and advocates gathered at the Colorado Convention Center to share ideas about -- and discuss the future of -- senior living and ...

 
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Caregiving Robots: Movie Shines Light on Near Future Possibilities

Coming soon to a theatre near you: Robot & Frank. Coming soon to a hospital or assisted living community near you (and maybe even your own home)? Caregiving robots.

LeadingAge covered the release of this new and somewhat controversial movie ...

 
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Senior Housing Trend Watch: Multigenerational Homes

Years ago, it was not unusual for grandparents to share the same roof with their grandchildren, and it is becoming the norm once again. The age wave has joined forces with the weakening economy, triggering a rise in multigenerational households. ...

 
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National Conference Challenges Attendees to “Reimagine Aging”

Last week, over 3,000 elder care professionals and advocates gathered in our nation’s capitol for the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA). For five days, attendees representing a host of disciplines within the fields of aging, healthcare, ...

 
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Baby Boomers Redesigning Assisted Living of the Future

Boomers have been challenging the norms since the 1960s, and they show no signs of stopping, especially when it comes to their senior living preferences.

Top senior housing executives anticipate the demands of baby boomers will drive future business (near-term ...

 
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Tips from Your Future Self

Wouldn't it be nice (sometimes, at least) to know what's in store for you in the future so you make the right choices and avoid mistakes?

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. is a professor of human development at Cornell University and professor of gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the author of "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans," proposes the next best ...

 
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University Students Design Retirement Community in Virginia

Architecture students from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech got a special assignment this year: design the retirement community of the future.

In the Roanoke Times, Sarah Bruyn Jones details a research partnership between Friendship Retirement Community, a Roanoke ...

 
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