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.


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

Continue Your Education with Brookdale

Did you know that Brookdale offers an Optimum Life Continuing Education series? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, explains how healthcare professionals can attend classes for credit. 


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

Four Tips for Combatting Loneliness in Older Adults

Loneliness can be just as harmful to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and research shows it is more prevalent among seniors. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers four tips for combatting feelings of loneliness.


06 January 2020
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Eight Simple Steps to Make Managing Medications Easier

Managing medications can be overwhelming, especially if you take several pills a day. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s expert on healthy aging, looks at the challenges and offers eight steps to simplify medication management.


17 December 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

A Candid Conversation about Living with Dementia

Mike Belleville says living with dementia is like learning a new dance every day. He and his wife Cheryl sit down with Juliet Holt Klinger, a gerontologist and Brookdale’s dementia expert, for an open and emotional conversation about living with dementia.


09 December 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Home for the Holidays: Five Tips for Connecting with Someone Living with Dementia

Sometimes communicating and connecting with people living with dementia can require a different approach. In her latest blog, Juliet Holt Klinger, a gerontologist and Brookdale’s expert on dementia care, shares suggestions for how to best communicate, especially during the holidays, so you can stay connected to loved ones living with dementia.


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

More Than a Calendar of Activities: Three Tips for Resident Engagement

What activities are best for senior living? It’s a question Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, is asked a lot. In her latest blog, Carol explains why that question doesn’t have a simple answer, and why she believes there are three key components to successful resident engagement.


11 November 2019
by Jonathan Ruchman, CCXP, Expert on Customer Experience

Voice of the Customer: What Story Are Residents Telling?

If you want to know how you are doing, simply ask your customers. Jonathan Ruchman, Brookdale’s expert on customer experience, explains why feedback is a gift.


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.