Bickford, Merrill Gardens, New Perspective Leaders Envision ‘Transformational Change’ for Senior Living Industry

Leaders of Bickford Senior Living, Merrill Gardens and New Perspective agree: the senior living industry is in need of “transformational change” in the years to come. Looking across the senior living industry today, they see many opportunities for change, from solving workforce challenges to finding new and better ways to care for residents amid the challenges of the pandemic. And

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Senior Living is Still Searching for Answers to Worker Shortage, Says C-Suite Panel at Argentum Conference

MINNEAPOLIS — The worker shortage situation in seniors housing has improved marginally in recent months, but remains a “crisis,” said Tana Gall, president of Seattle-based Merrill Gardens, an owner-operator with a portfolio of 72 communities across 20 states. The veteran executive urged the industry to leave no stone unturned in its quest to find new employees, but discouraged the practice

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Lifestyle & Care Options in Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Lifestyle and Care Options

If your perception of senior living communities is something boring, drab or depressing, you need to take a new look at what is out there now. The choices have never been better. Even the most intensive medical communities are offering a range of opportunities for learning and socializing. But perhaps what is most striking is how many older adults are

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Downsizing in Your 60s: A Guide for Retirees

Making the decision to downsize for retirement is no easy task. It requires a lot of forethought and planning, and can stir up a lot of emotions as well. But no matter your reason for downsizing, there are resources and tips out there to help make the transition as smooth as possible. 3 Reasons for Downsizing in Your 60s As

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Senior Living Communities: Not What They Once Were


Today’s senior living options have come a long way and are more exciting than ever. That’s because at one time, aging meant retiring to a rocking chair to watch the world pass by. Eventually, that chair would be replaced by a chair in a nursing home. But no more. Everything has changed:  aging, older adults, and senior living itself.  Like

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