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Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Author : Bradford Perkins
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Senior Living Communities

Author : Benjamin W. Pearce
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The demand for residential communities for seniors rises as the U.S. population continues to age. This growth means that new administrators and staff members often are learning by trial and error the complicated task of delivering high-quality and consistent services to elderly persons. While many new facilities have been successful, others have been plagued by a variety of administrative and financial difficulties. Senior Living Communities remains the definitive guide to managing these facilities. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, Benjamin W. Pearce offers a wealth of sound advice and practical solutions. He discusses resident relations, operating methods, staffing ratios, department management, cost containment, sales and marketing strategies, techniques of financial analysis, budgeting, and human resources. New chapters address issues particular to dementia care and architecture, and the appendix contains a department-by-department audit of senior living operations. From the front lines to the boardroom, this book should be a part of every decision-making process for improving and maintaining assisted living, congregate, and continuing care retirement communities.

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Author : Perkins Eastman
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Essential information for the design of senior livingfacilities Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition isyour one-stop reference for essential information you need to planand successfully complete the design of residential careenvironments for seniors on time and within budget. Primary authors Bradford Perkins and J. David Hoglund and theirPerkins Eastman colleagues—all experts in senior livingdesign—share firsthand knowledge to guide you through allaspects of the design of senior living communities, includingindependent living and assisted living apartments, and skillednursing facilities. This edition features new examples of completed projects and isup to date with the latest developments in senior living design,including coverage of sustainable design, renovation andreinvention, international opportunities, operations, and projectfinancing. This new edition offers: Numerous photographs, diagrams, and plans A new chapter on issues, trends, and challenges for the seniorliving industry in the next decade A new chapter devoted to sustainability strategies andconsiderations Up-to-date coverage of new technologies being implemented insenior living facilities New space programming standards and sample programs Like every Building Type Basics book, this convenientlyorganized quick reference provides authoritative, up-to-dateinformation instantly and saves professionals countless hours ofresearch.

Adventures in Senior Living

Author : Harold G Koenig
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If retirement is approaching or you've recently retired, Adventures in Senior Living can help you prepare for the opportunities, needs, problems, and challenges that retirement often brings. Through 31 lively and interesting interviews, you learn how other people have found positive and rewarding ways to make their retirement years meaningful and enjoyable. Opening windows into their own lives, these inspiring retirees share with you a wide range of retirement ideas that pertain to volunteer work, travel, selecting your living arrangements, and getting involved in your community. Retirement doesn't have to bring feelings of boredom or restlessness. Adventures in Senior Living shows you that your retirement years can be your most fulfilling, productive, and fun years. You'll have more time to work in that garden you love, make quilts with your friends, spend time with your loved ones, and get exercise. But, possibly even more important than that, you'll have the ability to participate in your community on an entirely new level and to make a difference in other people's lives as well as your own. The life-loving, generous people who come together in this wonderful book are sure to inspire you as they speak about their accomplishments that include: recording books on tape for blind people conducting missionary work at home and abroad brightening the lives of patients in nursing homes and hospitals teaching Sunday school caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's delivering meals on wheels to shut-in people establishing a battered women's shelter rescuing prostitutes from the street This book presents retirees, teachers of courses in aging and retirement, activity directors at retirement and nursing homes, family members, and health and mental health care providers with many stories of extraordinary volunteerism, service, and kindness, but it also talks about the needs of retirees and their daily, more personal experiences. To this end, Adventures in Senior Living discusses the importance of continuing study, discussion, meditation, prayer, and fitness in the lives of seniors.

Making Healthy Choices for Senior Living

Author : Kenneth Barringer
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Successful senior living doesn’t just happen by itself. Retirement needs a plan and key information to make these rich years happy and healthy ones. This book is intended to help retirees prepare for the aging process and to plan to make good decisions about each of the challenges to age well. Our senior life can be the “golden years,” but healthy living comes when we make responsible life choices. This book is intended to be a guide to make that happen in your life. It is filled with positive suggestions and clues to help you decide to live a wellness lifestyle in your retirement years. This book is built on the concept that we all need to be better decision-makers about the quality of our life as we age. It is based on the assumption as well that we do make self-destructive choices, which can harm our health (i.e., obesity). The message of the book is focused on our need to establish a pattern of making responsible life choices. The content of this resource is full of positive suggestions to accomplish that goal. It is a helpful guide for a successful retirement, but it needs to be read by all adults regardless of age so they are better prepared for living a healthy lifestyle in their golden years. The author also suggests that all of us could benefit enormously if we could gather in community throughout our country to discuss how we can make better choices on these important decisions for our future.

Retiring and Senior Living Experiencing the Second Half of Life

Author : Norman Molesko
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This book speaks to Baby Boomers, Retirees, Seniors and aging parents, as well as the children of aging parents, family, caregivers, and friends. Eight major sections are included: Being Newly Retired, Choosing What To Do With Time, Attitudes and Feelings, Knowing Oneself, Relating To Others, Taking Care Of Oneself, Aging Concerns, and Elderly Seniors. Many insights are offered on dealing with and navigating retirement and growing older. Threads of optimism and reality shine through, organized in a flowing and meaningful conversation. The book is a collection of poetic writings about Retiree and Senior issues: yearnings, concerns, health, thoughts and challenges

G is for Golden Years A Life Enrichment Guide for Senior Living

Author : Terri L. Glimcher
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Sunrise Senior Living Inc et al Securities and Exchange Commission Litigation Complaint

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Assisted Living Administration

Author : James E. Allen
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Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living

Author : Jill Vitale-Aussem
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With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the need for senior living is growing at a steep rate, and the aging services field has been hard at work preparing for these new customers. Current practices aim to bring the kind of comfort and amenities enjoyed at hotels and resorts to the settings we create for older adults to live in. But what if these efforts are misdirected? Interweaving research on aging, ideas from influential thinkers in the aging services field, and the author's own experiences managing and operating senior living communities, Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift challenges readers to question long-accepted practices, examine their own biases, and work toward creating vibrant cultures of possibility and growth for elders. Shining a light on her own professional field, Jill Vitale-Aussem exposes the errors of current thinking and demonstrates how a shift in perspective can effect real cultural transformation. Her book delves into society's inherent biases about growing older--where ageism, paternalism, and ableism abound--and provokes readers to examine how a youth-obsessed culture unconsciously impacts even the most well-meaning senior living policies, practices, and organizations. Deconstructing the popular hospitality model, for example, Vitale-Aussem explains how it can actually undermine feelings of purpose and independence. In its place, she proposes better ways to create opportunities for older people to exercise choice, autonomy, and self-efficacy. Filled with empowering stories of elders who find purpose and belonging within their senior residences, Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living builds on AARP's disrupt aging work and demonstrates that to truly transform senior living, we must dig deeper and create communities that promote the potential and value of the people who live and work in these settings.

Assisted Living

Author : Sheryl Zimmerman
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This text examines the evolving field of residential care and focuses on national issues of regulation, reimbursement and staffing. The book describes assisted-living facilities, those living in them, their needs and how services vary.

Navigating Assisted Living

Author : Kristi Stalder
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Designed as a practical guide through the complex world of senior living, this book offers support and guidance for families to collaborate, leverage one another's strengths, and work toward this higher goal of making sure that their loved ones thrive. Read about how to manage difficult conversations with your loved ones, critical questions to ask during a facility tour, financial breakdown including Medicare and Medicaid, overcoming challenging behaviors, the state-survey process, and much more. With limited resources on the market today, planning for Assisted Living can be overwhelming for those who are making difficult choices for their loved ones. Get to know the industry standards and understand the difference between Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Skilled Nursing. Author and former Community Relations Director at a prestigious assisted living community, Kristi Stalder, offers solutions to almost any situation; financial, behavioral, and emotional, so you can make an educated decision that will be in your loved one's best interest. Non-medical and simple, this book provides the facts and resources necessary to create a flawless transition and support through the entire process.

Gilbert Guide To Senior Housing

Author : Gilbert Guide
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Finding the best place to live in the golden years of life 2008 was a landmark year, as over 79 million people became eligible for Social Security benefits. More and more senior citizens and their children will need to make decisions about where they will live the remainder of their lives and most will seek to downsize and seek out age-appropriate communities. Gilbert Guide, America's premier source of information for senior care and housing needs, provides helpful and comprehensive information about: *How to evaluate housing needs *Each available housing option, including services, contacts, and financing *Subsidized housing *Moving and settling in *How to get the best services *Government agencies and other resources

Assisted Living

Author : Kevan H. Namazi
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Experts provide the clinical, business, and operational aspects of assisted living while presenting innovative approaches to providing a superior atmosphere of care.

Lighting and the Visual Environment for Senior Living

Author : Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
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Nursing Homes Assisted Living Facilities

Author : Linda H. Connell
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Practical guide to making the right decision about long-term health-care

Adventures in Senior Living

Author : J. Lawrence Driskill
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If retirement is approaching or you've recently retired, Adventures in Senior Living can help you prepare for the opportunities, needs, problems, and challenges that retirement often brings. Through 31 lively and interesting interviews, you learn how other people have found positive and rewarding ways to make their retirement years meaningful and enjoyable. Opening windows into their own lives, these inspiring retirees share with you a wide range of retirement ideas that pertain to volunteer work, travel, selecting your living arrangements, and getting involved in your community. Retirement doesn't have to bring feelings of boredom or restlessness. Adventures in Senior Living shows you that your retirement years can be your most fulfilling, productive, and fun years. You'll have more time to work in that garden you love, make quilts with your friends, spend time with your loved ones, and get exercise. But, possibly even more important than that, you'll have the ability to participate in your community on an entirely new level and to make a difference in other people's lives as well as your own. The life-loving, generous people who come together in this wonderful book are sure to inspire you as they speak about their accomplishments that include: recording books on tape for blind people conducting missionary work at home and abroad brightening the lives of patients in nursing homes and hospitals teaching Sunday school caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's delivering meals on wheels to shut-in people establishing a battered women's shelter rescuing prostitutes from the street This book presents retirees, teachers of courses in aging and retirement, activity directors at retirement and nursing homes, family members, and health and mental health care providers with many stories of extraordinary volunteerism, service, and kindness, but it also talks about the needs of retirees and their daily, more personal experiences. To this end, Adventures in Senior Living discusses the importance of continuing study, discussion, meditation, prayer, and fitness in the lives of seniors.

The Big Book of Senior Living Activities

Author : Jillian Thomas
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The Big Book of Senior Living Activities Jillian Thomas Debbie Bera Senior living communities must be proactive in building their offerings to appeal to potential residents and their families. The Big Book of Senior Living Activities features over 100 activities facilities can use to offer a welcoming environment and ensure an active, social community. Authors Debbie Bera (ADD Credentials) and Jillian Thomas provide strategies to ensure a long-standing, organic, and successful resident activities program. Activities staff will gain the knowledge they need to obtain leadership, employee, and resident buy-in. No matter the clinical condition or cognitive limitation, this book offers activities that suit each individual's needs. This book has everything you need to run a successful senior living activities program, such as: Activities for residents with unique needs, such as Alzheimer's and dementia patients, younger residents, residents with communication limitations, and foreign language residents Detailed case studies on senior living activities Tips for resident and staff buy-in Table of Contents: Chapter 1: How to Implement an Effective Activities Program for Your Facility Chapter 2: Sample Activity Care Plans Chapter 3: Holiday and Birthday Activities Chapter 4: Activities for Residents With Dementia and Alzheimer's Chapter 5: Activities for Nonambulatory Residents Chapter 6: Activities for Younger Residents Chapter 7: Activities for Men Chapter 8: Activities for Women Chapter 9: Activities for Residents With Communication Barriers Chapter 10: Activities for Bariatric Residents Chapter 11: Activities for Short-Term Rehab Residents Chapter 12: Activities for Residents With Behavioral Issues Chapter 13: One-on-One Activities Chapter 14: Sample Activities Calendar Chapter 15: Involving Residents and Family Members in Activities

Assisted Living

Author : John C. Hansen
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Assisted living facilities (ALF) are becoming an increasingly popular setting for providing long-term care through a combination of housing, personal support services, and health care. Consumer demand is expected to grow significantly as the number of elderly needing long-term care doubles over the next 20 years. This report: describes the residents' needs and the services provided in ALFs; determines the extent to which ALFs provide consumers with info. sufficient to help them choose a facility that is appropriate for their needs; describes state approaches to the oversight of ALFs; and identifies quality of care and consumer protection problems.

Quality Assisted Living

Author : Leslie A. Morgan, PhD
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Doody's Medical Reviews Score: 92, 4 Stars! "[This book] is well written and achieves its aim of exploring the meaning of quality from a range of perspectives. It has a welcome focus on the views of residents, and the authors are to be congratulated for the efforts they have made to capture these views...This book will be of interest to a broad audience in relation to AL and other residential care settings, including managers, commissioners, care staff, researchers, students and also the wider public."--Ageing & Society Considering that seventy-four million baby boomers will be the next generation of assisted living residents, there is a great need to create, sustain, and evaluate quality in these settings. Whereas most books focus on quality of care, this is the only volume to explicitly delve into the lives of those who inhabit assisted living facilities, seeking to understand and evaluate their perceived ideas of what constitutes quality of life. Quality Assisted Living provides results from a National Institute on Aging-funded study that gathered information from not only residents, but also staff and family members, who are considered experts who can better help us to understand how quality should be conceived and evaluated. The volume addresses the complexities underlying seemingly clear cut issues and provides concrete suggestions for reframing problems in order to find better solutions. Plentiful stories and quotations are used to identity those elements of assisted living that are most conducive to a satisfying quality of life, and address how this research has led to a consideration of quality as a process rather than as a single condition. Key Features Employs the views and voices of research participants Provides down-to-earth and directly applicable results Written in a language that is accessible to a wide readership Describes complex social situation within the wall of AL Examines issues arising from collective living such as regulations, financing and diverse resident needs Uses real life stories to illustrate key points of the narrative