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 […]

How to Create ‘Ratatouille Moments’ in Memory Care Dining

A surly restaurant critic takes a bite of the French vegetable dish called ratatouille and his heart melts, as he is transported back to eating his mother’s version in his childhood. This is a climactic moment of the animated film “Ratatouille,” and it’s the kind of dining experience that chefs around the world aspire to […]

Best Memory Care Design 2017: A Small House That Really Feels Like Home

Lynn Peel didn’t just want a small house-style memory care community —she wanted a small house. That’s why the standalone memory care community she runs, The Mooring on Foreside, in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, has only 12 residents. “The number 12 was really important,” Peel, founder and principal, tells Senior Housing News. “It gave us the opportunity to […]

Senior Living Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2018

In senior living, it’s inevitable that some architecture and design features go from hot to not. Resident preferences change, care practices evolve, technology advances, and the way senior housing buildings look and feel has to keep up. So, heading into 2018, providers might want to reconsider if they think that having a bistro will set […]