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2013 Senior Health Rankings Highlight Health Problems of Aging Population

May 30, 2013

A new national report analyzing the health status of seniors in the United States finds a nationwide increase in rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases. The report also…

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Thought Leader Profile: For a Safe and Healthy Community, Your Buildings Can Get a Checkup

March 10, 2021

Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, senior vice president at the International WELL Building Institute, wants you to think about a fact: You spend about 90 percent of…

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Older Adults with Insomnia More Likely to Require Future Nursing Care

May 15, 2013

A new study has found that middle-aged and older adults who experienced symptoms of insomnia had an increased likelihood of being hospitalized, utilize home health care services, and require care…

Magazine Article

Is Senior Living the New Best Medicine?

July 17, 2019

Last year, we heard the bad news—loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking (Cigna); loneliness could increase risk of dementia by 40 percent (Florida State University). Now it’s time…

Research Article

Study: Health Care and Housing Systems Need Greater Integration

June 29, 2016

Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for seniors, and enable millions of Americans to age successfully…

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Fitness for Every Body Becomes the New Prevention Priority

April 19, 2022

Physical fitness is a primary component of successful aging: Older adults who maintain mobility, strength, and a healthy weight can prevent or delay many health conditions and be prepared for…

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Residents Take a Test Drive With Brain Health Pilot Program

May 5, 2021

Getting the first chance to try out health programs and technology is a lesser-known fringe benefit of senior living. But increasingly, developers and researchers consider senior living communities to pilot…

Research Article

Study: Chronological Age Has Little Impact on Older Adults Health, Well-Being

May 19, 2016

Chronological age has almost no role in accounting for differences in older adults’ health and well-being, according to a new study out of the University of Chicago.


A Review of Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Its Impact for Senior Living

January 15, 2021

Last night, President-elect Biden released his proposed $1.9 trillion relief package that includes $415 billion focused on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, over $1 trillion in direct aid to individuals and…

Magazine Article

A Change of Focus: Alleviating Loneliness Becomes a Major Concern

January 28, 2021

Everyone knew it was a problem that could get bigger. Reports and education covered it, many discussed it, and nearly everyone in senior living made it part of their mission…


Senate Aging Committee Chairman Makes Case for Inclusion of Long-Term Care in National Health Reform

March 10, 2009

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on March 4th to call for the inclusion of improvements to long-term care services and supports as part of emerging blueprints…


Reaping the Financial Benefits of Investing in Wellness Programs

June 19, 2012

Senior living communities are discovering the many benefits of fitness programs. Effective wellness programs can decrease falls, reduce agitation in seniors with Alzheimer’s, and significantly decrease costs for senior living…

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