June 18, 2013
In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Emeritus at Lake Ridge fought ageism by showcasing examples of the variety of skills and talents that make seniors an asset to society. The community’s celebration of resident engagement and talent was a part o
April 16, 2013
Results of a new study indicate that exercise programs can slow the physical deterioration of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, without increasing overall costs for care.
February 6, 2013
Our promise to residents is that they will be afforded choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life. The job of the staff is to be supportive, not directive. I’m always impressed that the staff seem to have a special talent for both being respectful
January 23, 2013
A defining factor for residents of senior living communities can be the separation from past family and friends. But the online tools made available by communities are changing that by allowing them to stay connected with the outside world using e-mail or
October 23, 2012
When people spend a significant portion of their adult years living a certain lifestyle, it’s no surprise they’d want to spend their twilight years in a community with those who have had similar life experiences. That’s the main thought behind the nation’
October 10, 2012
A variety of specialized retirement communities exist throughout the country, serving subsets of the population—such as those of Jewish faith or heritage—in ways that can represent opportunities to owners or management companies looking to tap into niche
August 14, 2012
A new study examining older adults’ retirement preparation and overall perceptions of aging found that seniors generally have a positive view of the years ahead, a financial plan for retirement, and a favorable perception of the nearby senior living commu
February 28, 2012
Cornell researchers share the results of a project, which explores seniors’ best advice for aging well. The findings highlight the benefits of senior living communities and offer some insight into what elders really value as they age.
February 22, 2012
A new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, finds that seniors with disabilities rated dignity and control as the two most important factors tied to overall quality of life.
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