Tagged with Senior Health

“Independent” Living No Longer So Independent

“Independent” Living No Longer So Independent

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is fining and threatening to close an independent living apartment complex over regulatory issues. The complex is part of a CCRC (Continuum of Care Community) that  also offers assisted living and skilled nursing services. It’s place in the CCRC is not soothing the ruffled feathers of the DPW bureaucracy. … Continue reading

Are 60% of Seniors Really Playing Video Games?

Are 60% of Seniors Really Playing Video Games?

A psychology professor’s research reports that 60% of seniors play video games at least occasionally. The N.C. State University teacher’s findings about the wide use of video games among seniors will likely lead more assisted living communities to include them in their offerings. The seniors recruited for the study came from senior centers, senior living centers and religious centers. … Continue reading

Difficulties Assisted Living Developers Face w Zoning Codes

Difficulties Assisted Living Developers Face w Zoning Codes

Developers of assisted living communities face a significant hurdle whenever the local planning commission challenges their projects. The planning board is a political entity; its members are either elected or appointed and as such they often respond to public pressure. If a proposed project attracts vocal opponents, developers will need to make alliances that will counter bad … Continue reading

Calculating the Value of Volunteers in Senior Housing

Calculating the Value of Volunteers in Senior Housing

Volunteers are a large component of the workforce in both skilled nursing and assisted living homes. Companies know the value volunteers provide and make opportunities for service widely available. Marketing material for senior care providers usually devote part of their efforts to attracting volunteers and getting them to commit via a link on their webpage, contact … Continue reading

Necessary PR moves for AL Deaths

Necessary PR moves for AL Deaths

A 93-year-old woman died from hypothermia last week in Wisconsin. Her body was found outside of Four Winds Manor, the assisted living home where she lived. The Wisconsin Dept of Health Services which licenses assisted living and nursing homes  is investigating. The administrator of the home declined comment. The Four Winds should treat the death of … Continue reading