29 July 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Low Vision: Impact to Day-to-Day Activities and Interventions

Did you know 15% of Americans over the age of 75 have some form of serious visual impairment? The August Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, discusses effective intervention strategies helping those with low vision to live a better life.


20 July 2020
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Reflections on Silver Linings

Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s gerontologist and expert on dementia care, shares her thoughts on “silver linings” and how Brookdale has innovated to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 and why the person centered care model has been further validated during this crisis.


23 June 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Fighting Dementia with FOOD – MIND and Mediterranean Diets

Can eating a Mediterranean or MIND diet reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s? The July Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, discusses the link between diet and brain health and the four things you can do now to start eating a brain-healthy diet.


20 May 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

The Four Best Practices for Creating a Welcoming Community for LGBT Seniors

In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, the June Optimum Life Continuing Education series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on well-being in aging, discusses the four best practices to deliver person-centered care to LGBT seniors.


20 April 2020
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Living with Dementia: Five Tips to Help Maintain Person-Centered Care during Transitions

Transferring from the hospital to home or senior living can be difficult, especially for people living with dementia. These transitions have been more frequent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s gerontologist and expert on dementia care, shares five tips to help maintain person-centered care during these transitions.


17 April 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

The Importance of Self-Care For Healthcare Professionals

When you’re responsible for taking care of the health of others, you have to take care of yourself. Why it is so important for healthcare professionals and caregivers to practice self-care, manage stress and maintain healthy habits even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


27 March 2020
by Anna-Gene O'Neal, RN, BSN, Expert on Hospice and Home Health

Help Me Grieve: Supporting Someone Through a Loss

Grief is complicated, and it takes many forms. While there are some similar experiences, grieving a loss is a different experience for each individual. Anna-Gene O’Neal, President of Brookdale’s Health Services, explains how you can offer meaningful support.


17 February 2020
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Addressing Polypharmacy: 4 Tips for Preventing Medication Complications

The effects of taking multiple medications to manage co-existing health problems is called polypharmacy. Medication side effects and interactions can cause deadly harm, and seniors are especially at risk. Kim Elliott explains polypharmacy and what you can do to prevent it.


11 February 2020
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Senior Nutrition: Using Data to Eat Right

There are challenges to maintaining a nutritious diet as we age. Kim Elliott, an expert on healthy aging, discusses how Brookdale uses data to track nutrition and empower residents to make healthy choices.


05 February 2020
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Tips for Warding off a Virus in Senior Living

As news about viruses, including the flu, continues to develop, people are becoming more concerned about their health and safety. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s expert on healthy aging, explains what the senior living provider is doing to keep residents and associates healthy.