This reports outlines key examples and inspirations for the development of national plans on dementia, based on the implementation of existing plans in 20 countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan on dementia urges every government to develop policies that address the impact of dementia in a way tailored to the unique culture and demographics of the country. (December 2017)
After the holidays, when family members have discovered older parents or relatives are not doing as well as they thought, senior living search numbers really spike—and more visitors will move from “search” to “active pursuit.” Wake up and smell the opportunities for your community!
During the recent California wildfires, many older adults were unable to evacuate their homes in time because of the blaze’s intense heat and speed. What lifesaving lessons can senior living leaders learn from this tragic event?
With the San Antonio River running in the background, Steve Moran sat down for a conversation about growing your online presence (and revenue!) with Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager for Primrose Retirement Communities. (Steve was the keynote speaker for PRC’s annual sales meeting.)
Fascinated by the numbers Smilloff had shared with him regarding their earned media, Steve asked Dan to talk about their success in that space—particularly in dollars and cents. “At last year’s sales conference...
Earlier this year, ServiceTrac, a Senior Housing Forum partner specializing in employee, resident, and family member research, teamed up with Senior Housing Forum to do a Gallup style State of the Senior Living Leader Survey.
Today, 267 independent and assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and care homes across 40 states are receiving the “Caring Stars of 2018” distinction from Caring.com, a Senior Housing Forum partner.
Carrying his guitar and wearing his signature white cowboy hat, Jim Erickson and Steve Moran sat down at the 2017 Boomer Summit for a conversation about his unique company, Erickson Stock, and how senior living communities shouldn’t be intimidated by using video to tell their brand story.
Steve and Jim both agreed: video is where it’s at. Jim, a self-proclaimed “brand identity guy” says it this way: “In today’s marketplace, video is really a message that people want to connect with. It’s kind...
Recently ServiceTrac, a Senior Housing Forum partner specializing in employee, resident, and family member research, joined forces with Senior Housing Forum to do a Gallup-style “State of the Senior Living Leader Survey.” This was done using the ServiceTrac online survey platform.
The survey revealed a range of interesting perspectives from 500 respondents about job satisfaction, loyalty, and more — and in this series, we’ll explore what lessons we can learn from the results.
The newest Family Caregiver Journey survey — Caring.com’s annual measure of how caregivers of older adults in the US are faring financially (Caring.com is a Senior Housing Forum partner) — was just released, and with National Family Caregivers Month ahead of us, the findings of the 2017 survey put current caregivers’ monetary sacrifices in the spotlight:
44% of family caregivers spend $5,000 a year or more on caregiving expenses
25% of family caregivers spend $10,000 a year or more on caregiv...
We know dementia impacts all levels of an aging society—the challenges it presents are universal—and therefore should be addressed as a public policy priority by all levels of government, all around the world.
Many governments are taking action, but individuals are equally instrumental in making dementia care a public policy priority: by sharing their stories, by adding their voices to community conversations and public dialogues, by including persons with dementia in all decision-making proc...