New Report: The Race for Evidence-Based Memory Care Dining

By the year 2050, more than twice as many people than today are projected to have Alzheimer’s, while the total number of dementia patients could be up threefold. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews with memory care operators, chefs, food service providers, dietitians, gerontologists and outside thought leaders, a clear picture […]

Silverado Building Hospice Into Stronger Operational Tentpole

Silverado hosted a belated opening celebration for its new hospice in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The facility quietly opened in February. Silverado also opened a hospice serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Addison, Texas last month. The total number of hospices under the Silverado umbrella is now at […]

Senior Living Providers Test New Tools for Person-Centered Memory Care

Caring for older adults living with Alzheimer’s is not getting any easier, but there are some innovative person-centered care programs and tools that could aid senior living providers in enhancing the wellbeing of residents living with the incurable disease. And they couldn’t come at a better time. An estimated 5.7 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s, […]

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems. That generation is now aging into the […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]

Brookdale, Sunrise Begin to Collaborate with Other Providers on Dementia Care Practices

The first-ever meeting of the Dementia Care Provider Roundtable, convened by the Alzheimer’s Association, took place on Thursday in Chicago. Representatives from 16 senior care providers, including Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and McLean, Virginia-based Sunrise Senior Living, were in attendance. One of the goals of the roundtable, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, was […]

Silverado Charts Five-Year Plan to Expand Memory Care, Hospice Portfolio

Despite longstanding occupancy turbulence in the standalone memory care sector, one provider continues to chart future growth. Irvine, California-based memory care provider Silverado intends to add two hospice sites and between two and three memory care communities per year over the next five years, President and CEO Loren Shook told Senior Housing News. Silverado has been expanding its presence […]

Sodalis Sees Small-Home Memory Care as Way to Ward Off Occupancy Woes

Sodalis Senior Living sees small-home memory care communities as a way to stand out in crowded markets. The New Braunfels, Texas-based senior living provider has nine communities open in the Lone Star State, with three more due to break ground later this year. Those communities include several small- to mid-sized assisted living properties, and some separated or […]