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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Understanding the Cost of Long-Term Care

Seven out of every ten seniors will need long-term care at some point during their lifetime. What does that mean in terms of cost? And is it more economical to opt for care at home, versus care at a senior living community? It’s a debate that can keep you up at night. But understanding what is included in the cost

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Exploring Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Seniors

As people age, they experience decreased appetite and activity levels. These circumstances cause aging adults to eat fewer calories, which, in turn, often results in reduced levels of essential nutrients. Whether your loved one lives on their own or in an independent or assisted living community, it is vital to be diligent about their nutritional intake.  Certain dietary deficiencies are

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