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. 


14 June 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Create a Safe and Inclusive Senior Living Environment for LGBT Seniors

According to Stories from the Field, a report on a national survey of LGBT older adults, only 22 percent of respondents feel they can be open about their sexual identities with healthcare staff. This is an issue the senior living industry needs to address. For LGBT Pride Month, Carol Cummings takes a look at what the industry can do to make senior living safe and inclusive. 


21 May 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Advice to Nurses: The Secret to Putting Your Well-being First

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Carol Cummings explains why nurses need to take care of themselves first, before caring for anyone else. 


14 May 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Not All Nurses Wear Scrubs: Why More Nurses Should Consider Senior Living

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Kim Estes Elliott shares her passion for senior living nursing and why more nurses should consider the same career path.


08 May 2018
by Cindy Baier, President and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living

How Senior Living Helped Me Become My Mother’s Daughter Again

Caregiving for aging parents is tough, and making decisions for long-term care can be even more challenging. Research shows that upwards of 75 percent of all caregivers are female and 65 percent of all care recipients are women - which means many women are caring for their aging mothers. For Mother's Day, Cindy Baier, president and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, shares her personal caregiving experience. Learn how senior living helped her become her mother's daughter again. 


07 May 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

What is Optimum Life?

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Carol Cummings breaks down Optimum Life, our holistic model for wellness.


01 May 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Why Brookdale Believes in a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Kim Estes Elliott explains how Brookdale puts this philosophy into action with a three-step approach.