Senior Living Trends Articles

Keep up to date with trends in senior living community care. Learn how senior communities are changing, how senior care is managed, and how technology affects today’s senior activities.

A Skilled Nursing Model That Seems Like Home

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skilled nursing model that feels like homeWhat if your parent’s nursing home didn’t look like a nursing home at all? (more…)

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Say Hello to Springtime in Senior Living

Say hello to springtime in senior living

Say hello to springtime in senior livingAfter a long and cold winter, it’s time to get ready for spring. Instead of being cooped up 24/7 inside a senior living community, your mom or dad is probably ready to head outdoors. As the weather warms up, they might have more energy and more enthusiasm for greeting the new day. …Read more ›

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When Senior Living Is Desirable (Not Mandatory)

When senior living is desirable

When senior living is desirableIs senior living a place you hope to avoid, or a place where you’d love to go? While the former has traditionally been the common response, the tide is turning in favor of senior living as a desirable option for vibrant older adults.

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Celebrating Diversity in Senior Living

Celebrating diversity in senior living

Celebrating diversity in senior livingIt’s human nature to flock toward those who look the same as we do, but there is value in expanding our world to interact with people of all races and ethnicities. As we commemorate Black History Month and beyond, how can we also celebrate racial and ethnic diversity within our senior living communities?

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How Seniors Can Overcome Boredom

How seniors can overcome boredom

How seniors can overcome boredomYour mom loved her assisted living community when she first moved in, but now she complains about being bored. Your dad in skilled nursing seems listless, tired, and disinterested in the activities he used to enjoy. You want your parents to enjoy themselves, but they have lost the enthusiasm they previously had for their senior living community.

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#ElderCareChat 1/17/18 Recap: Rightsizing for Senior Living

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.comWe were pleased to welcome Caring Transitions, a Cincinnati-based senior relocation, estate sale, and liquidation company, specializing in organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving and resettling, as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Caring Transitions’ President Chris Seman engaged participants in an informative Twitter conversation on the steps involved in the rightsizing process to ensure a smooth transition for an …Read more ›

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Seniors Making a Difference as Mentors

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Aging is a giftseniors making a difference as mentors—and many who have been blessed with that gift long to share their hard-won wisdom with others.

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Top Trends in Senior Living 2018

Top 2018 Trends in Senior Living

Top 2018 Trends in Senior LivingSenior living today is not the same as it was just a few years ago. Thanks to an ever-expanding market driven by an aging population, there are more options available than ever before. With advancements in technology and a more discerning clientele, senior living is becoming more sophisticated and has become more customized to individual lifestyle preferences. …Read more ›

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Make the Most of Senior Living: Guidelines for Visitors

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Make the Most of Senior Living_When your parent moves into senior living, you may have some questions about how best to handle your visit. How often should you visit? How long should the visit be? Is there a limit to how many people should visit at one time? What are some good things to do during the course of a visit? What are some things you …Read more ›

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The Benefits of Virtual Pets for Seniors

The benefits of virtual pets

The benefits of virtual petsMany seniors love their pets for the companionship and comfort they provide. For those who live alone, having a dog or a cat is a way to stave off loneliness. And for those in a senior living environment, it’s a way to have a loving presence with them in their personal space. However, thanks to technological solutions, the pet …Read more ›

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