04 December 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Supporting the Caregiver Journey

Approximately 18 million people in the United States act as caregivers to older adults, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These caregivers need support along each stage of their journey, something Brookdale Senior Living understands. As part of our ongoing Optimum Life Continuing Education series for healthcare professionals, we’re offering the session Caregiving: Supporting the Journey during the month of December


14 November 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Respite Care: Can I Walk Away?

Respite care provides a much-needed break for primary caregivers, but it is often one of the most underutilized services. For National Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Awareness Month, Juliet Holt Klinger explains how it works and why it is good for the caregiver and their loved one.


12 November 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

The Weight of Care and the Lightness of Being a Care Partner

For National Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Awareness Month, Juliet Holt Klinger discusses the complexities of care partnering with someone living with dementia.


01 November 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Is it Ok to Lie to a Person with Dementia? A Look at Ethical Care

Juliet Holt Klinger looks at the ethicals dilemmas that arise when caring for someone living with dementia. Brookdale's ongoing Optimum Life Continuing Education series for November is Ethics in the Care of People with Dementia, led by Daniel Kuhn, vice president of education at All Trust Home Care and author of more than 50 publications. 


09 September 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Understanding the Difference between a Brookdale Assisted Living and a Brookdale Skilled Nursing Community

In honor of National Assisted Living Week (September 9-15), Kim Elliott, senior vice president of Clinical Services at Brookdale, explains the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing options at Brookdale. 


07 September 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

My Time Behind "Every Three Seconds"

Earlier this year, Juliet Holt Klinger was asked if Brookdale wanted to be a part of an international dementia care news-style program. As the largest memory care provider in the United States, Brookdale was excited to participate. Read more about Juliet's experience working on Every Three Seconds.


17 August 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Life Stories Connect Care Partners with the Person Behind the Diagnosis

Understanding the importance of life stories in the care of people living with dementia can help create the best care plan for both the person and care partners. Juliet Holt Klinger shares her experience at the Pioneering a New Culture in Aging Conference, where she presented with Jay Newton-Small, CEO and founder of MemoryWell. 


30 July 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

International Dementia Care Community Convenes in Chicago

Juliet Holt Klinger reflects on the major developments and biggest takeaways from the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference in Chicago.


06 July 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Last week the bipartisan Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) passed out of subcommittee, which is an encouraging step for end of life care. However, both hospice and palliative care are often misunderstood. Kim Estes Elliott, Brookdale's senior vice president of clinical services, breaks down the difference between the two.


18 June 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

General Hospital Tackles Alzheimer’s Disease, And Gets it Right

ABC's popular soap opera, General Hospital, is tackling Alzheimer’s disease in a new storyline. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale's senior director of dementia care, is not only a fan of the show but of its accurate portrayal of how dementia affects the entire family. Take a trip to Port Charles with Juliet to learn what the show is getting right and how fans are reacting.