Silverado Senior Living – Beverly Place Opens In Los Angeles, California

Silverado Senior Living celebrated the grand opening of the company’s 20th memory care community late last month. Silverado Senior Living-Beverly Place’s central location in Los Angeles borders Cedars Sinai, Olympia and UCLA medical centers. The three-story building, which was previously known as the Shalom Hotel, was under extensive construction for more than two years and […]

Book Review: Making Rounds With Oscar

A cat with a sixth sense…about those who are about to depart?  Sounds unbelievable, right?  The book "Making Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat", written by Dr. David Dosa, chronicles the interactions of Oscar and the residents of a Rhode Island nursing Home.  Oscar has accurately predicted almost 50 deaths over […]

Summit Hills Community Recognized for WAVES Aquatic Program

Summit Hills, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was recently recognized by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) for its role in piloting an innovative, aquatics-based therapy program called WAVES to members suffering from memory loss.   WAVES program, developed by Summit Hills’ parent company Senior Living Communities, combines low-impact aerobics […]

Study Aims To Detect Onset of Dementia with Embedded Sensors

Carnegie Mellon University researchers in the Quality of Life Technology Center (QoLTC) recently announced a study that will embed wireless sensors in the residences of about 50 older adults who live alone to see if they can detect subtle changes in everyday activities that indicate the onset of dementia or physical infirmities. The project hopes […]

NHC Opens New Senior Care Center in Bluffton, South Carolina

National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE-Amex: NHC; NHC.PRA) announced that it has recently opened NHC Bluffton, a 120-bed skilled care and dementia center in Bluffton, South Carolina. The $22.6 million project is located in one of the fastest growing senior population areas of the country and is near the DelWebb development of Sun City, Hilton Head.

Atria Sunnyvale Announces Multi-Million Dollar Expansion For Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Unit

Atria Senior Living Group announced renovation plans for Atria Sunnyvale, a local independent and assisted living community, that will create a Life Guidance® memory care neighborhood for residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Set to begin in March 2010, the multi-million dollar renovation will also include aesthetic upgrades to the community’s overall interior.  Atria’s Life […]

Edgewood Retirement Community Announces New Alzheimer’s & Cognitive Impairment Program

Edgewood Retirement Community recently announced its new Cognitive Impairment Program called The Garden Path.   The new program, beginning in January 2010 and accepting resident inquires now, is part of The Meadows at Edgewood, a skilled nursing center which already features short-term rehabilitation services (which Edgewood will be further enhancing in Spring 2010) as well as […]

Lifespace Communities Plans National Rollout of Dakim BrainFitness System

Lifespace Communities (formerly Life Care Retirement Communities), headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, recently announced that it has become the first senior living provider to adopt the Dakim® BrainFitness(TM) System nation-wide for its 4,500 residents in 11 communities across the U.S. The Dakim BrainFitness System, which has already been implemented in three of its continuing care […]

Top Playlists For Alzheimer’s Therapy On Your Ipod & Iphone

Last week the Wall Street Journal ran an article, “A Key for Unlocking Memories” that detailed music therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia payments through the use of everyone’s favorite MP3 player, the Ipod.  The story talks about the various therapy’s available and profiles the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.  The Institute has a “Top […]

The LaSalle Group, Inc. Breaks Ground on Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Community In Houston, Texas Area

The LaSalle Group, Inc., a Dallas-based real estate developer, announced the ground breaking of the Autumn Leaves of The Woodlands, the company’s first property in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area.  Initial construction on the new residence is already underway and is scheduled to be completed by June 2010. The property will feature 38 units and […]