It was the teddy bear that first grabbed my attention.
Memory care often calls for unique and innovative approaches in every facet of dementia residents' facility experience, and dining is no exception. Experts offer valuable tips on how to minimize stress and promote a safe, pleasant and healthful dining experience.
Let there be no more questions about whether creating long-term care facilities to reflect different eras is a good idea.
The long-term care profession's premier memory care summit will take place Jan. 24-26 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Memory Care of New Braunfels, a 45,000-square-foot, 64-bed Alzheimer's and dementia care community in Texas, will hold its opening event at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28.
Riverwood Retirement Management Inc. has been selected as the management agent for a new community named Westminster of Dallas, which will be the third Westminster-branded community in the Southeast and the first in Georgia.
LCB Senior Living broke ground last week in New Hampshire on The Residence at Salem Woods. The 84-apartment is scheduled to open in spring 2016.
Diana Kerwin, M.D., has been appointed the medical director of the memory care program at Presbyterian Village North. She will oversee residents in memory care, all clinical practices, cognitive therapy and memory care research.
The same compound thought to be good for aging hearts may be good for elderly brains as well, researchers announced recently. In fact, it could potentially help people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
Gut-checks allow a verification of the results through deeper dives into the facts. Partnerships set communities up for success by matching the community to the market's needs.
When I came to Baltimore-based Erickson Living to work as a public relations summer intern, I imagined I would enrich my PR experiences and skills, but I never dreamed I'd walk away with such a wealth of knowledge on memory care, memory health, and memory fitness.
Men have been moving into memory care units at a faster rate than women, and providers are adjusting their services to this demographic shift, according to findings released Wednesday by a large senior care referral service.
Hannah B.G. Shaw Home for the Aged gets with the times by expanding the rural site that once was the Shaw home.
Family members of a Texas long-term care resident have sued the facility where she lives, claiming they were banned from visiting due to their social media posts, according to a publication covering legal proceedings in the state.
Benchmark's new community has a high-end beach house vibe and eco-friendly features that put it on the cutting edge of senior care
Integral Senior Living has been selected to manage The Village at Stonebridge in McKinney, TX. The facility will open near the end of August, a spokesperson told McKnight's.
New memory care accreditation for nursing homes encourages staff to use a flexible, problem-solving approach to care for those with dementia, according to Joint Commission guidelines.
I dealt first with my wife's Alzheimer's as a 24/7 caregiver at home, and now as a part-time caregiver and full-time advocate since her placement in the dementia wing of an assisted living facility in September. One of the many things I have learned through these years is that each new AD decline in behavior and/or skills always leads to a "new normal" period for us.
HJ Sims has announced the closing of a $5.4 million loan for Arkansas-based Fox Ridge Management for three senior living communities in the Little Rock area.
Luba Siryj has been hired at Oak Trace in Downers Grove as the new memory care manager. Her responsibilities will include creating the community's first specialized dementia program.
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage announced it had arranged a $49.3 million loan through Fannie Mae for a senior living community in Horsham, PA.
Q: How did senior housing perform in the last quarter of 2013? A: The numbers overall were good, in terms of continued recovery and strength of market fundamentals. In particular, occupancy was up again, with very strong absorption. It's especially strong in independent living, and that's been a trend in the last year or so.
A California long-term care provider has become the first to obtain financing through a new revolving credit facility for senior housing offered by Freddie Mac.
About a year from now, the story coming out of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry conference will be around how operators are clutching their pearls about the decline in assisted living occupancy.
Increasing demand for long-term care means that operators can realize solid returns on new construction, but they must gauge the potential for success on a market-by-market basis, according to the leader of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
Taking the time to learn a dementia resident's life story is an essential tool in managing behavior in a memory care unit, an expert said in July.
Q: The Alzheimer's Association annual conference took place in mid-July. As an expert in the disease, what did you find the most noteworthy takeaway?
There has been a trend of late to refer to specialized care of individuals with dementia as "memory care." I understand the need for a quick, catchy title for a new product or service line in long-term care, but I worry about the message this one may send and the mindset it might create in management, families and employees. Here's why.
Georgia memory care unit uses 1950s-era design elements to cheer residents with reminders of what the local community once was
Facility features coax residents out of their rooms, emphasizing an enjoyable atmosphere and allowing wandering of the grounds.