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Future of Alzheimer’s Care

June 15, 2009

Family members, seniors, caregivers and others with a vested interest in Alzheimer’s care developments have no shortage of news sources recently – including social media platforms like Twitter, where various organizations have begun a steady stream of dai

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Seniors Tap Social Networks

June 8, 2009

Here’s the latest trend capturing the attention of forward-thinking senior living providers: Residents are tapping social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Eons, a site that caters to boomers and seniors. The number of older Americans visiting

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Cell Phone for Seniors Recalled

June 8, 2009

Samsung, manufacturer of Jitterbug cellphones, has issued a recall after regulators found the phones’ failure to connect to 911 in no-service areas. The FCC requires 911 connectivity even when out of service range for all cellphones.

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Get Your Web Widget

June 8, 2009

ALFA has released a web widget for its consumer-focused online community directory – Source for Seniors. Web widgets are pieces of code that can be embedded onto Web pages and personal publishing spaces, such as Blogger and WordPress.

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Energizing Webinars

June 1, 2009

The EPA has partnered with ALFA and other organizations to launch a series of free Webinars that will provide energy-saving strategies. The first Webinar, “Energy Conservation: The Next Frontier for Senior Care Cost Savings,” takes place June 30 at 2:00 p

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Future Think: What Leaders Need to Survive

June 1, 2009

There are five specific characteristics successful business leaders must exude to be consistent and effective into the future, says author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith. Among those is technological savvy – how does technology impact your core bu

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Streamlining Software Expenses

May 26, 2009

Tight economic times means vendors must shelf big technology packages and focus on products that cater to specific provider needs. Learn more and check out Assisted Living Executive’s annual round up of software for senior living operations.

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Companies Should Innovate Like Google

May 26, 2009

Growth-focused companies should emulate the way Google manages its people and provides a stimulating work environment – because these and other strategies are key to it producing “a high volume of high-quality ideas,” according to Tom Davenport, business

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Innovative Technologies for Resident Care

May 15, 2009

This panel of leading technology companies will provide their crystal ball view of the technologies that likely will have a high impact on the care and services provided to senior living residents over the next few years (emphasis will be on assisted livi

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Great Web Strategies: The Key to New Sales

May 15, 2009

Hear from a panel of innovative providers and online marketing companies who are tapping the Web for new sources of leads and better visibility. Learn about the latest Web strategies, including best practices for search engine optimization (SEO).

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Putting Telehealth to the Test

April 6, 2009

ABC Senior Living’s vice president for resident clinical care is wowed by a telehealth demonstration. She begins to think of all the benefits such a system could bring residents and family members. But how does she make a sound recommendation to company l

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Robot Helps Comfort Seniors With Dementia

October 7, 2008

Paro, a fur-covered robot that looks like a seal pup, has become a popular therapeutic toy for seniors with dementia—giving providers another way of addressing behavioral disturbances among assisted living residents with Alzheimer’s disease. The robot, wh

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