Loved Ones Blog

Best Practices to Retain More Residents in Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Donna Cusano on Aug 31, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Executives in senior housing are well aware of the problem of resident turnover. With a current occupancy rate of 86.5 percent, a 21- to 29-month average length of stay in assisted living, and a median annual resident turnover of 46.8 percent, senior living communities have increasingly focused on marketing and successful move-ins. 

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Topics: measuring ADLs, assisted living, senior living, fall prevention, senior care, senior housing, care staff, resident turnover, resident retention, ADLs, healthcare technology, predictive care

3 Actionable Ways to Differentiate Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Donna Cusano on Aug 24, 2017 1:21:42 PM

The senior housing market is more competitive than ever. CBRE National Senior Housing has estimated that there are over 22,000 senior housing and nursing care communities. Yet, assisted living occupancy rates continue to fall despite our growing 65+ population.

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Topics: assisted living, senior living, long-term care, senior care, senior housing, care staff

5 Things Family Members Should Know When Choosing Assisted Living (Part 2)

Posted by Donna Cusano on Aug 8, 2017 11:14:00 AM

6. Understand what you are paying for. There are two main areas of cost typically under two separate agreements:

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, long-term care, nursing homes, memory care, aging in place, senior care, independent living, skilled nursing, home care, senior housing, medical assessments, National Center for Assisted Living

5 Things Family Members Should Know When Choosing Assisted Living

Posted by Donna Cusano on Aug 1, 2017 3:32:40 PM

A transition into an assisted living or senior community is like any other move to a new home. It is a major life event, which requires advance research and consideration. There are ways to make this move, if needed, a right and healthy choice that is rational, affordable, and considers everyone’s emotional needs.

Here are five initial suggestions to start your research, which will take you through receiving a contract from a community you and your parent are considering. 

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, long-term care, nursing homes, memory care, aging in place, senior care, independent living, skilled nursing, home care, senior housing, medical assessments, National Center for Assisted Living