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 […]

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 […]

Famous Faces Boost Memory Care Provider’s Video Strategy

It’s right there in Beverly Patnaik’s title. Patnaik is the director of staff training and community education at Nashville-based Abe’s Garden, so it’s no surprise that she is helping her community build a video series that educates caregivers and family members on dementia care. What is surprising is the considerable funding Abe’s Garden has received […]

Vi CEO Shares Tips for Beating the Labor Shortage

Senior living providers are going to have to confront the labor shortage sooner or later—but exactly how remains up in the air. Vi President Randy Richardson has some ideas, though. Vi is a Chicago-based senior housing company that owns and operates 10 high-end continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and serves about 5,000 residents throughout the U.S. “We’re […]

How Providers Can Meet the Memory Care Design Challenge

As baby boomers steadily creep up in age, the number of older adults requiring memory care is expected to balloon as well. Though this may come as welcome news to memory care communities nationwide, most of them aren’t necessarily up to the task of properly taking care of boomers, according to some experts. There are […]