Coming Soon: Data from National Survey on Senior Care Communities

Brand new data – collected via an inaugural national survey on senior care communities – will soon be released, says a news release from the Assisted Living Federation of America. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) partnered with ALFA, Leading Age, ...

 
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Many Seniors Drawn to Care Communities with College Connections

Forget Bingo, cocktail hour, or knitting class: seniors want to continue learning throughout their retirement years.

While senior care communities should continue to offer a diverse array of activities, events and outings for resident enjoyment, the increasing popularity of housing ...

 
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CDC Recommends Flu Shot for Seniors

A recent post on the Sunrise Senior Living blog carried a recommendation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that all seniors should get the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine) “as soon as it is available in their region.”

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Senator Seeks Support for Stronger Elder Abuse Prevention, Punishments

As Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) has taken on a number of significant senior issues, among them: improving the quality of care in nursing homes, creating a system of background checks for senior ...

 
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Assisted Living Community Sets Up in RV Park

Proving that assisted living is as varied as the people who reside within each community, a new post from AllAssistedLivingHomes.com highlights a totally unconventional option currently on the market in Texas: a converted RV park.

With a suitably quirky ...

 
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The Future of Aging-In-Place: A Conversation with 101 Mobility’s CEO, Dave Pazgan

I recently got to chat with Dave Pazgan, the CEO of 101 Mobility, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. His company provides mobility and accessibility equipment to the local community, and the staff is equipped to recommend, install, and service auto lifts, ...

 
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Living with Dementia: UK’s Design Council Challenge Underway

The UK-based Alzheimer’s Society recently shared guidelines for a new challenge set by the Design Council: Living Well with Dementia. Partnering with the Department of Health, the Council looks forward to innovative submissions that “will help improve the lives ...

 
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LivFun: The Active Social Life at Leisure Care Communities

Resort-style living, luxurious amenities, and engaging activities is the mode of operation at Leisure Care, a senior living provider with assisted living and independent living communities throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington.

The July/August edition ...

 
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Fall Prevention Checklist for Home & Senior Care Settings

By the time you read this sentence, an older adult will come to the ER for treatment following a fall.

The CDC estimates that every 17 seconds, hospital emergency departments treat seniors with injuries related to a fall, the leading cause ...

 
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Spotlight on Unique Senior Care Communities

Although each senior care facility – be it assisted living, independent living, memory care, continuing care, or something in between – is unique in its own way based on the staff, residents, care philosophy, design, and location that comprise it, some communities ...

 
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