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  • Assisted living communities are often compared to their counterparts in skilled nursing, home health, and other areas of senior care. However many in the industry know that while they may seem similar on the surface, there are massive differences in AL from both a business and procedural perspective. In fact,  AL charting and operations have…

  • Moving into a senior living community not only marks a massive change in a resident’s life, but is a force that shifts their entire family dynamic. It’s not an easy change to make, especially for family who have played an active role in the caretaking up to this point. With this in mind, keeping families…

  • Over the past few years, the assisted living industry has seen improving staff retention, with employee churn trending downward. For community owners and operators, this is great news! It is always more economical to retain staff as opposed to hiring and training new employees. Also very importantly, continuity in the workforce helps foster meaningful relationships between…

  • The impact of the baby boom generation on the future of the senior living industry cannot be understated. As a response to this impending wave of new residents, assisted living communities are being forced to become more operationally efficient.  The senior living industry is changing from the inside out— transitioning from paper files to software…

  • Just a few weeks ago, nearly 250,000 homes and businesses lost power when a massive blizzard blanketed the East Coast. For some, this imposed only minor challenges–candles instead of lamps, scrabble instead of Words With Friends. For those in the assisted living industry, a power outage presents a true crisis. Responsible for the safety and…

  • If you are in any way involved in the healthcare industry, you’re most certainly familiar with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is divided into two main parts: Title I protects health care coverage for workers and their families when they change jobs, and safeguards against discrimination in the healthcare…

  • Small businesses often take pride in being community fixtures. Success or failure (the very fate of the business) is tied to their neighborhood. Sometimes this reputation is achieved organically, but can be enhanced with print ads, thoughtfully placed flyers, and billboards. However, outdoor marketing can be expensive, and assisted living facilities always operate on a…

  • You don’t need to be a culinary expert to notice the world of dining has been rapidly changing over the past few years. People are drinking green juices, monitoring things like trans fats, and learning how to pronounce words like ‘quinoa.’ Indeed, Americans are manipulating their diets in new ways, and the impact can be…

  • 1.  Hire a great team. This might seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised by how many people open facilities with a limited staff–often, people starting up communities are strong workers, and rely on their own drive and energy to perform all manner of tasks. This type of ambition is admirable, no doubt,…

  • The Baby Boomers are coming around the mountain – so to speak. They’ve dominated the highest median household income bracket for over two decades and have amassed more wealth than their parents’ generation, resulting in most everyone being well-positioned to ride off into the sunset of retirement. The financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing global…

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