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Is technology radical, or just common sense?

Is technology radical, or just common sense?

Wandered through the exhibit hall at a senior living conference lately? Technology is meandering fast and furiously into the world of senior living; it's coming from all angles. Thumb through any McKnight's publication, wander aimlessly through the above mentioned trade show exhibits, listen to nursing home pundits talk about the future and it's clear: Technology is everywhere!

The silver lining in the caregiver crisis

The silver lining in the caregiver crisis

As we enter the holiday season, AARP's recent report on caregiving highlights the impact of changing demographics in American households: there will be dramatic shortages of paid and unpaid caregivers by 2050 in the US.

Let's talk about sex

Let's talk about sex

Sexual expression should be sanctioned and rightly belongs in residential healthcare settings. Sexual rights should not be subject to change based upon age, place of residence, sexual preference or the decision making of others, whether an older adult living in the community, a resident in a nursing home or a tenant in assisted living.

Planning for the eldercare boom

Planning for the eldercare boom

Geriatric care providers and healthcare professionals see where our current system is failing seniors, and family caregivers, but what are we doing to improve it, change it, or create a new system?

Three ideas for great online marketing

Three ideas for great online marketing

By the day, more and more baby boomers are becoming the adult caregivers for their parents. They are the decision-makers who need to be targeted, but marketers for long-term care facilities are still missing out. Too often they look at boomers the same way as the retiring generation of 20- or 30-years ago, and yet they couldn't be more different.

Baby boomers overwhelmed by caring for their parents, survey finds

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Senior living operators should find more ways to market and discuss long-term care financing with baby boomers, a new survey suggests.

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Another batch of statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor paints a sunny picture for people pursuing jobs in healthcare. Healthcare and social assistance are the fastest growing sectors, and will account for one-quarter of the new jobs created by 2020, according to the Labor Department's Employment Outlook.

Increase in mentally ill seniors likely, study says

U.S. healthcare providers need to prepare for a big increase in the number of elderly people with dementia and other mental illnesses, according to a new study.

The growing cost of compliance in long-term care

The growing cost of compliance in long-term care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand compliance-related regulations for skilled nursing facilities.

Eldercare Locator enhances services to meet baby boomer demand

Eldercare Locator enhances services to meet baby boomer demand

Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee this week attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently enhanced call center that serves as an office for Eldercare Locator.

Baby boomers may need to find new, innovative care networks, report finds

As death rates continue to fall, baby boomers will have to develop non-traditional caregiver networks, or pay for long-term care facility care, according to a new report.

Aging baby boomers more likely to need drug treatment than older cohorts, study finds

Illicit drug use by seniors is on the rise. That could lead to a significant increase in the need for drug treatment services for seniors over the next decade, according to a new report.

Senate inching closer to passing bill with CLASS Act in it

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It appears increasingly likely that proponents of the CLASS Act will have "happy holidays" after all.

Adults entering their 60s have more disabilities than older cohorts, research finds

Adults entering their 60s have more disabilities than older cohorts, research finds

As baby boomers age, they are likely to have significantly more disabilities than previous generations, a new report suggests.

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