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...

Many people enjoy the seasons of solitude, whether being engrossed in a book, walking through the woods, or listening to music. However, being alone and feeling lonely are two separate realities. Loneliness is a struggle for many seniors in assisted living, even though they are...

Caring for seniors that are suffering from dementia can be difficult. Assisted living residents can become upset easily, oftentimes taking out their anger on those who care for them. It’s important to realize that they aren’t acting out to be difficult, but because they’re dealing...

Limited mobility is an issue that many seniors in assisted living face, along with it comes considerable mental and physical consequences. Some risk factors among older adults with limited mobility include depression, memory loss, and diminished cognitive skills. If a loved one has lost some...

The presentation was inspirational because each obstacle they met was something that everyone in the room could feel. Each person in the audience was struck with the same question: “How did they get through that?”...

We, as a national association, are focused on creating opportunities for information sharing among our members to help reveal the coming trends of the industry, and helping our members prepare for that future....