The REI Blog

3 tips for greater consistency and a better resident experience

According to Wikipedia, Consistency is The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. When it comes to retirement communities, performance is usually understood as the  experience felt by the customer, the resident.  There is a great deal of value in a consistent experience across all levels of […]

The Theme for the 2012 National Assisted Living Week is: Art for the Ages

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) just announced that the theme for the 2012 National Assisted Living Week has been finalized: Art for the Ages. You can now save the date and start planning today: September 9 – 15, 2012 Look for the 2012 logo in late January HERE! NCAL established National Assisted Living […]

Gallup Survey Shows Social Seniors Are Happier

The Gallop survey indicated that seniors who spend much of their time socializing are more likely than their others to report a high level of happiness. The more time Americans spend socially with family and friends, the more likely they are to report enjoyment and happiness in their lives without a lot of stress and worry. […]

Happy Holidays from Linked Senior and Heidi!!

Heidi and the rest of our team here, at Linked Senior would like to extend our warmest Holidays greeting to you and your loved ones!!   But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits. ~Andre Gide May all your troubles last as long as your New […]

Activities are important, Really

It is known that providing interesting and enjoyable nursing home activities is essential to the physical, emotional and mental health of the seniors living there. But there might be even more here: According to the Public Library of Science Medicine, loneliness, as a health risk factor, is twice as detrimental as being obese, and equal […]

Activity Director as Chief Experience Director

Have to love this article from Anthony Cirillo about the importance of activity director: He claims they should be, rightfully so, be promoted to Chief Experience Officers! Great activity professionals had MDS 3.0 nailed before it was ever conceived — because great activity directors know that a great activities program revolves around the needs and […]