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Tired of looking for stuff in all the wrong places?

Tired of looking for stuff in all the wrong places?

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Many senior living professionals have had to settle for content that was created for another sector that's not quite them. Or worse, settle for stuff that has little to do with their day job. The good news is that those days are officially over. McKnightsSeniorLiving.com is now live.

McKnight's Senior Living website and Daily Briefing e-newsletter debut

McKnight's Senior Living website and Daily Briefing e-newsletter debut

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McKnight's is now offering senior living professionals their own new source of daily news, analysis and information. McKnight's Senior Living (URL: www.McKnightsSeniorLiving.com) features news, analysis and information on a unique website.

McKnight's Senior Living and Daily Briefing debut

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Senior living professionals have a new source of daily news, analysis and information from the most trusted media publisher in long-term care. McKnight's Senior Living (www.McKnightsSeniorLiving.com) is now delivering a daily e-newsletter, the Daily Briefing, to providers who request it. The new website and daily newsletter are separate, sister products to the profession's most-honored website (mcknights.com) and e-newsletter (McKnight's Daily Update).

WESTliving acquires Oakdale La Mesa

WESTliving has bought Oakdale La Mesa, a seniors housing community in California.

Designing functional outdoor living spaces

Designing functional outdoor living spaces

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Professionals who plan and manage senior housing and care facilities know that stimulating, comfortable and safe outdoor living spaces are an important component of design that fosters a higher quality of life for residents.

Prospects not well courted

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Many senior living operators could do a better job of attracting potential customers, a study by students at George Mason University has found.

A small team of workers responds best in emergencies, expert says

A small team of workers responds best in emergencies, expert says

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Long-term care providers should consider a "flat" crisis management approach that relies on a core group of staff members, experts advised Wednesday at the LeadingAge annual conference.

Moore-Muñiz joins GMK Associates

Moore-Muñiz joins GMK Associates

GMK Associates Inc., has made Keri L. Moore-Muñiz the senior design manager in the Interiors Division. She will be customizing spaces for senior living and hospitality clients.

Nonprofit senior living margins increased by 50%, survey finds

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Average operating margins increased dramatically in the last year for nonprofit senior living companies, according to a recent survey of C-suite executives.

Men are moving into memory care units at a 14% faster pace than women, referral service finds

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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.

One-fifth of caregivers take 6 months or longer to choose a senior housing option for a loved one, poll finds

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A significant number of people take six months or longer to choose a senior care or housing option for a loved one, recently released survey results showed.

Long-term care leaders need self-awareness, partnerships to avoid the 'Founder's Trap,' CEO panel advises

Long-term care leaders need self-awareness, partnerships to avoid the 'Founder's Trap,' CEO panel advises

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Strong leaders must be vigilant or they could stifle a company's innovation and growth, a CEO panel said Monday at the 2014 LINK LTC and Senior Living Conference in Chicago.

Adapted for all

Adapted for all

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Senior living spaces are sprouting up with accommodations for residents with a vast array of physical, developmental and other needs to make them comfortable

The Babysitter Problem

The Babysitter Problem

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It took me decades to unravel, but I think I finally figured out why my parents had nine children.

Profile: Mastering by example

Profile: Mastering by example

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Everything Mary Leary needed to know about tenacity and resilience, she learned at home. Her father lived a full life despite injuries from World War II that left him fully disabled and forced him to relearn how to walk and talk.

MN facility defended rapist on staff, legal documents charge

MN facility defended rapist on staff, legal documents charge

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As part of a generally mishandled response after an aide raped a resident, a director at a Minnesota senior living facility defended the rapist and tarred the victim as a "flirt," according to allegations in court documents obtained by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Blockbuster merger will bring Brookdale, Emeritus together, create largest senior living company

Blockbuster merger will bring Brookdale, Emeritus together, create largest senior living company

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Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living will merge through a $2.8 billion deal, in a move that Brookdale CEO T. Andrew Smith said will be "transformative for the industry." The expanded Brookdale will consist of more than 1,100 communities in 46 states, making it the nation's largest senior living company, executives said.

Brookdale targets new goal: national brand recognition

Brookdale targets new goal: national brand recognition

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Brookdale Senior Living is known as one of the largest U.S. assisted living operators, but the Tennessee-based company has ambitious plans to establish itself as the national leader across the whole continuum of care.

Design Decisions: Cottage industry pioneer

Design Decisions: Cottage industry pioneer

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'Universal' work teams, small-home designs bring Missouri its first taste of an increasingly popular new model of long-term care

HackFest winners build a virtual bridge between senior living communities and homebound elders

HackFest winners build a virtual bridge between senior living communities and homebound elders

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Homebound elderly people might soon have easy virtual access to activities offered by senior living communities, thanks to the winners of the inaugural LeadingAge HackFest.

New senior living leader at Hord Coplan Macht

New senior living leader at Hord Coplan Macht

Glen Tipton, FAIA, has joined the Baltimore-based Hord Coplan Macht firm as a leader in the Senior Living practice

I saw the (nursing home) sign, and it opened up my eyes

I saw the (nursing home) sign, and it opened up my eyes

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When talking to long-term care leaders about new construction or facility renovations, I hear the word "residential" spoken often, and with great excitement and pride. And I've accepted that a less institutional, more homelike building is indeed something to celebrate. But two things — a recent experience and a conversation — have gotten me thinking.

Senior living benchmarks continue to improve, finance expert notes

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An improving economy, an aging nation and enhanced funding sources are fueling growth in the senior living sector, according to a leading industry analyst.

Re-invent communities

Re-invent communities

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Every product or community goes through a life cycle that includes these stages: Development, Growth, Maturity, Saturation and Death. At Maturity, a product/community begins to become irrelevant, outdated and no longer competitive due to changing consumer demands.

Brookdale remains largest senior living operator in the country, ALFA rankings show

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Stability was a theme of 2012, at least among the biggest players in the senior living sector. The Assisted Living Federation of America recently released its annual list of the largest providers by total resident capacity, and the top 12 positions remained the same as in 2011.

Direct Supply introduces three new mattresses

Direct Supply introduces three new mattresses

Direct Supply recently introduced three new mattresses for senior living settings.

A rescue plan that delivers more capital to LTC?

A rescue plan that delivers more capital to LTC?

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When it comes to delivering capital for senior living projects, mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a long but checkered history.

Toyota unveils robot for bedridden residents

Toyota unveils robot for bedridden residents

Toyota recently unveiled a robot intended to help bed-ridden patients function more independently. The Human Support Robot is able to pick up things from shelves or off the floor and bring them to the resident.

Food for thought for inspirational service on emotional day

Food for thought for inspirational service on emotional day

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There's no doubt about it: You have to hand it to the folks at Buckner Westminster Place. They can teach us all how to show gratitude, and be good neighbors.

The things that matter: 5 tips for welcoming prospective residents and families

The things that matter: 5 tips for welcoming prospective residents and families

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To begin with, give potential residents (and their families) the greatest peace of mind about their pending decision by simply telling the truth. Get in your customers' heads and on their level.

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