18 October 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Three reasons why you should get your flu shot

Flu season is just around the corner, which means it is time to roll up your sleeve and get a flu shot. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s expert on healthy aging, has three reasons why you should get your flu shot today, especially if you are an older adult.


08 October 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Partnering With Our Residents’ Physicians: Collaborations to Improve Our Residents’ Health Outcomes

Clinical services in a senior living setting are evolving. The industry began as a hospitality business but, today, we are caring for higher acuity residents living with more chronic conditions than ever before. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s expert on healthy aging, explains the importance of embracing a “population health” approach and why it includes collaborating with primary care physicians.


25 September 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Surf the Net Safely: Six Tips for Avoiding Online Scams

It’s too easy to fall for internet scams, especially ones that target seniors. From fraudulent emails to sham websites, online scams can compromise your personal data or trick you into transferring funds for goods or services that you'll never receive. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers six tips for staying safe online.


19 August 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors: Three Red Flags to Watch For

Older adults lose an estimated $2.9 billion each year to financial scams, according to a report released by a Senate committee in January 2019. That’s why it’s important to know what red flags to watch out for. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers four tips for protecting yourself.


05 August 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Take Your Best Shot: Four Vaccines Every Senior Should Consider

If you’re 65 or older, the flu shot is probably not the only vaccine you should be thinking about. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s healthy aging expert, weighs in on the shots you should ask your doctor about.


08 July 2019
by Jonathan Ruchman, CCXP, Expert on Customer Experience

Delivering Your Brand in a 24/7 World

When you move into a Brookdale community, you become a “resident.” We are your home. It is the only product or service where the customer lives with the brand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Jonathan Ruchman, Brookdale’s expert on customer experience, discusses what it takes to deliver our brand in a 24/7 world.


03 June 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Three Tips for Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Seniors

Carol Cummings, Brookdale's aging expert, explains what the senior living industry can do to better understand the unique needs of LGBT elders. 


08 May 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Are You Ageist? The Answer May Surprise You

The negative effects of ageism are well documented, but how do we change the behavior? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, lays out twelve habits that are surprisingly ageist and challenges us all to take a stand for National Older Americans Month.


02 May 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

The Importance of Engagement for People Living With Dementia

Research shows that engagement is vital for people living with dementia, but how do you put that into practice? Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s dementia care expert, offers eight tips for success.  


22 April 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Managing Your Meds: What’s the Beers List and How Do Healthcare Professionals Use it?

Managing medications can be hard, especially when there are always new studies telling us to take this pill and not that one, or reminding us of the dangerous side effects of certain drugs. So where do you find reliable information about safe and effective medications for seniors? Kim Estes Elliott, Brookdale’s expert on healthy aging, explains the AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Older Adults and how medical professionals use it.