California (D) senator Anthony J. Portano recently wrote legislation about gun safety in senior living homes. Is this actually an issue or are politicians politicizing senior care? Should industry leaders and caregivers be concerned about guns in assisted living homes at all? Seniors do commit...

Playgrounds aren’t just for kids anymore. As technology continues to deliver everything we need right to our doorstep, the average American is living a more inactive lifestyle. Continuing to move and stay active is vital for health, especially those who are advanced in years. Some...

It has often been said that “necessity is the mother of invention; discontent is the father progress.” Human advancement has provided so many things that enhance and extend our lives, yet much of the senior living industry still operates with outdated values and technology. The...

Dining in senior living communities can be one of the most fun and also most exasperating parts of serving seniors. With the baby boomers starting to enter the Residential Assisted Living market, whose expectations are different from the previous generation, there will be a greater...

Communication is key. It is not uncommon for the average employee to work several shifts without any meaningful interaction from their supervisor concerning how things are going. Some may hear this and think, “that must be nice, I don’t like my boss.” But from a...

As a senior care provider, you are checking up on the health conditions of your residents on a regular basis. Is your staff missing some important details about the fall risks of older people? For most of us, a simple fall is more embarrassing than...

So much about human behavior comes from the simple process of observation and replication. All our behaviors are learned patterns that we source from life experiences. The workplace is no different. How is your leadership replicating itself among your employees? It’s important to be aware...

Dr. Bill Thomas is an author entrepreneur, and physician whose wide-ranging work explores human aging. Best known for his health care systems innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit focused on improving care for seniors and the creator of “The Green House.” He...