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...

As technology moves the world of business forward, it’s only a matter of time before RAL homes embrace the same opportunities that the big-box facilities can afford. With resident medicine being an area with little room for error, why not streamline your team’s management of...

The health and wellness journey that seniors and their family members experience is a team effort that involves many people. From RAL home managers and caregivers to doctors and specialists, senior residents are often surrounded by many lines of communication. In order to ensure that...

Honesty is the best policy. But what if the person you are talking to is experiencing a completely different reality due to the effects of chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia? Therapeutic fibbing is a technique that many care experts employ to reduce unnecessary...

Retirement affords more time for activities and hobbies, but it can also bring about the conditions for greater isolation and solitude. While seniors in residential assisted living are surrounded by other people on a regular basis, the need for genuine connection and interaction remains....

Residential assisted living has come a long way in the past few decades. Seniors living in RAL homes have come to expect much more in terms of amenities and services offered. Residential assisted living should not just be about living but living well. Living well...