A group of older adults happily socializing

ASHA Report: Focus on Camaraderie & Food to Win Over Residents & Their Families

Assisted living operators looking to improve residents’ perceptions of their communities should focus on improving the sense of camaraderie there, according to a report released Monday by the American Seniors Housing Association and ProMatura Group. “Every company probably does different things to try to make people feel welcome when they move in, but this suggests […]

Care-giving Insights From Those That Actually Need Care

Rachel O’Conor booted up her slides and began posing questions to six older adults sitting around a table: How should primary care physicians support patients and caregivers after a diagnosis of dementia? And what stands in the way of getting adequate support? “Please speak louder and go slower,” suggested Susanne Smith, a 75-year-old with early-stage […]

Assisted living sans medical care

Assisted Living Sans Medical Care

Doctors Making Housecalls, a practice in North Carolina, treats older Americans in their rooms at various facilities in an effort to avoid costly and sometimes unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Dr. Rayomand Bengali, top, talks with Leah Goren in her room at the Brookdale Chapel Hill assisted living facility in Chapel Hill, N.C. Bengali […]

Carolyn Hax: Should I confront my brother, who is bullying our elderly mom?

My Brother Is Bullying Our Mom …

By CAROLYN HAX (Adapted from a recent online discussion.) Dear Carolyn: My brother and I are facing making some very difficult decisions for our mother, in her 90s, who lives alone still, but soon will need to be in assisted living or a nursing home. My brother “Calvin” is Mom’s trustee and has her power […]

MorseLife Receives Approval to Offer Medical Marijuana Therapies for Elder Care

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 23, 2019–Nationally recognized for being on the leading edge of care for older adults, MorseLife Health System will be the only senior living provider in Florida to offer cannabinoid-based therapies for its clients in a variety of care settings as an alternative to pharmaceuticals under a pilot program authorized by […]